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The Allman Betts Band on Long Island

The Allman Betts Band

The Paramount in Huntington New York

April 4th, 2019

By Robert Tellerman

DSC_2305On April 4th, The Allman Betts Band played a sold out show to a rowdy crowd at The Paramount in Huntington New York.

Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root and Dirk Miller opened the show. The duo is part of a new band called Uprooted. They mostly played Rusted Root songs like Martyr, Man Not A Machine and Send Me On My Way. The band is working on a new album expected to be out this summer.

The Allman Betts Band took the stage at 9pm and played for over 2 hours. They started their set with two new songs from their upcoming debut album Down To The River. Then, Devon sang one from his time with Royal Southern Brotherhood called Left My Heart In Memphis. After that, they hit the sold out audience of over 1500 people with a few Allman Brother classics Ain’t Wastin Time and Blue Sky. Duane sang a song his from his EP Sketches Of American Music called Takin Time, and a song called Autumn Breeze that Christopher Williams wrote when they were in the band Backbone.

After that, the band unplugged for a few acoustic songs including a song Greg Allman DSC_2221wrote for Devon’s mother called Multi Colored Lady, a cover of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers You Got lucky and The Allman Brothers’ Seven Turns.

At this point of the show, Devon announced that backstage, the night before, the band had signed a record contract with BMG Music. The album is due out this summer. He then went into Mahalo from Devon Allman’s Honeytribe and another Allman Brothers crowd favorite, Dreams.

Devon then announced that The Paramount had asked the band to come back for two more shows, and if that was ok with the everyone? Needless to say everyone was more than excited about that. The show culminated with the title track of their new album Down To The River and a jam session with Dirk Miller on a cover of The Deads’ Shakedown Street.

 

 

The tour continues on with the following dates:

April 25 — Meridian, MS @ Riley Performing Arts Center
April 26 — New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
April 27 — Little Rock, AR @ Pulaski Community College PAC
April 29 — Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads
April 30 — Iowa City, IA @ Englert Theater
May 1 — Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theater
May 3 — Memphis, TN @ Graceland Soundstage
May 4 — St. Louis, MO @ Atomic Cowboy Pavilion
May 6 — Oklahoma City, OK @ Tower Theater
May 8 — Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater
May 9 — Salina, KS @ Stiefel Theatre
May 10 — Dallas, TX @ Kessler Theater
May 11 — Houston, TX @ Heights Theater
May 12 — Austin, TX @ Mohawk
May 14 — Lubbock, TX @ Cactus Theater
May 15 — Albuquerque, NM @ National Hispanic Cultural Center
May 16 — Tucson, AZ @ Fox Theater
May 17 — Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater
May 19 — Chandler, AZ @ Chandler Center for the Performing Arts
June 8 — Garberville, CA @ Redwood Run
June 15 — Utica, NY @ Stanley Theatre
June 18 — Kent, OH @ The Kent Stage

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