The Allman Brothers Band broke up in 2014, and with the passing of Gregg Allman in 2017, we can safely say the legendary Southern rock band who gave us the classic album "Eat a Peach" will never get together again.
But sons of two its most famous members have joined forces in The Allman Betts Band, and they'll bring their show to Boarding House Park on Friday, June 14, at 7:30 p.m., as part of the Lowell Summer Music Series. Tickets are $39 in advance and $139 for premium seating in front of the stage, and are on sale now at www.lowellsummermusic.org.
The Allman Betts Band comprises Devon Allman, son of Gregg, and Duane Betts, son of former Allman Brothers guitarist Dickey, who wrote and sang such classic Allman Brothers tunes as "Blue Sky" and "Ramblin' Man." (In fact, Duane Betts was named after Duane Allman, his father's former bandmate who died in 1971.
The son's music is a contemporary take on that of their fathers': blending Southern rock, Americana and blues.
Devon Allman has been plying his craft in the music business for close to 20 years in a variety of groups, including Honeytribe, Royal Southern Brotherhood (which included Cyril Neville and Mike Zito) and now The Allman Betts Band.
The Allman Betts Band is working on a new album that will come out this spring and is being produced by Matt Ross-Spang, who has worked with Jason Isbell, Margo Price and John Prine.
There are now nine shows officially announced for the 2019 Lowell Summer Music Series lineup: The Allman Betts Band (June 14), The Record Company (July 13), Angelique Kidjo (July 14), I'm With Her (July 19), The Wallflowers (July 20), Mat Kearney (August 4), The English Beat (August 10), The Beach Boys (August 15), Toad the Wet Sprocket/Big Head Todd & the Monsters (August 24).
More shows will be announced soon.