The Road Goes On Forever: Allman Betts Band Coming to NLR


Allman Betts Band set to play Pulaski Tech Saturday, April 27

The sons of members of the greatest Southern rock band to ever play have joined forces to create a new group that’s keeping the next generation jamming. The sons of founding Allman Brothers Band members Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts and Berry Oakley have come together to form The Allman Betts Band, which will appear at the University of Arkansas – Pulaski Technical College’s Center for Humanities and Arts (CHARTS) on Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Devon Allman (guitar), Duane Betts (guitar) and Berry Oakley, Jr. (bass), have been joined by Johnny Stachela on slide guitar, John Ginty on Hammond B3 organ and Devon Allman Project percussionists R. Scott Bryan and John Lum. The new ABB kicked off a World Tour on March 27 in support of a new album, Down to the River, recorded at the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, slated for release on June 28. The show features new music, songs from their solo projects and classic Allman Brothers and Gregg Allman tunes in honor of the 50th Anniversary of The Allman Brothers Band.

Additionally, Brotherhood of Light, the “original San Francisco psychedelic show” is providing visuals and lighting for the evening.  Brotherhood of Light has worked with The Allman Brothers, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Led Zeppelin and The Who among others.

Roots rock singer-songwriter JD Simo will open the show.

With 12 of their first 18 shows sold out, excitement about the new band has been growing among devoted followers of the Allmans. Ticket prices will be $55, $45, and $35 for reserved seats; $20 for standing room only; and $10 for students.

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