The dirty blond hair is the same, the body posture is also the same, and there are touches in the voice that have a similar genetic connection, but Devon Allman has toiled long and hard to establish his own musical identity, separate from his legendary dad, Gregg Allman.  In fact, Allman, who was raised by his mom (Shelley, not Cher) in Texas, took up the guitar on his own, and did not meet his father until he was 16 years old. “I was 16, and I sent him a really short letter saying, ‘Hey, it’s me. Here’s where I’m at. I’m playing guitar.” I got a phone call three days later,” says Devon. Soon after that phone call, the two met in the parking lot at The Fox Theater in St. Louis during a tour stop for the elder Allman. This young Allman did not come on the music scene riding the coattails of a famous parent. Allman has been living his own musical life for decades. After playing in local bands and working in Guitar Center in St. Louis, Allman formed Honeytribe in 1999. One part blues, one part rock, and one part jam, Honeytribe was named the 1999 Jam Band of the Year in St. Louis. Devon and Honeytribe continued to tour in support of his 2010 release Space Age Blues. After touring the world as a fiery guitarist and soulful vocalist in Royal Southern Brotherhood, Devon is still committed to performing dates with his own band, with a renewed intensity.  His own 2013 Ruf Records debut, Turquoise, came a few months after the RSB’s debut, giving him a slew of accolades from USA Today, calling it, “…well-crafted, more reflective than fiery, and soulful.“, to Relix proclaiming him as such, ” He’s an elegant, soulful singer.“  A little more than a year later, Ragged & Dirty is Devon’s ticket to the big show. “I have to say that playing with Royal took my career to a new level. It’s given me more confidence and a new found love for the music. I’m delighted that there’s a new shot of fire in my music.”

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Crap we leave this day for family vacation in Siesta Key Fla.,otherwise I would be buying my ticket now I’m going to check web site and try to catch you in another city peace and have a great show JM

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