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Allman Betts Band

The Allman Betts Band

November 10th 2019

The Paramount in Huntington

By Robert Tellerman

DSC_4089The Allman Betts Band is in the middle of their 2019 fall tour and last night, (November 10th,) they stopped at The Paramount in Huntington, Long Island. The tour is supporting their latest album, “Down to the River” which came out earlier this year. The supporting acts were Joanne Shaw Taylor and and Jackson Stokes. The Allman Betts Band is Devon Allman, Duane Betts, Berry Duane Oakley, John Ginty, Johnny Stachela, R. Scott Bryan and John Lum.

Jackson Stokes, who is the first artist signed to Devon Allman’s new record label, Create Records, opened up the show with songs from his new self titled album which was released on October 25th.  He was also the guitarist for The Devon Allman Project from 2016 to 2018.

Joanne Shaw Taylor is a British blues rock guitarist and singer. Her sixth album, 6“Reckless Heart”, was released on May 17th, 2019. She has recently announced that she will be touring her new album in the UK starting in March 2020.

The Allman Betts Band’s set consisted of songs from their latest album including “Down to the River” and “Southern Accents” plus a covers of Tom Petty’s “You Got Lucky”, The Allman Brothers Band “Elizabeth Reed” and “Midnight Rider”, and The Grateful Dead’s “Friend of the Devil”.  They also brought back out Joanne Shaw for a cover of John Lee Hooker’s “Dimples” and Jackson Stokes to play on “Mahalo”.  The 2 hour set ended with “Long Gone” from the new album.

The tour continues through December. You can see the rest of the dates at their website at https://www.allmanbettsband.com/tour/

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