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The Allman Betts Band

The Allman Betts Band

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Fast Facts About The Allman Betts Band

  • The Allman Betts Band was formed in late 2018. The lineup includes the sons of all of the founding members of the wildly successful Allman Brothers Band – Devon Allman (the son of Gregg Allman), Duane Betts (the son of Dickey Betts), and Berry Oakley Jr. 
  • The band is more than just an Allman Brothers cover group. While they do sprinkle covers of their dads’ songs into their setlists, the band also plays originals from their two studio albums, Down to the River (2019) and Bless Your Heart (2020.
  • Devon Allman, son of Allman Brothers founder Gregg Allman, has been playing music since 1999. He has played alongside The Allman Brothers Band as a guest musician, has played and released music solo as the Devon Allman Band,  and has also performed with Honeytribe and Royal Southern Brotherhood. The Allman Betts Band is his most recent project.
  • Duane Betts, son of Allman Brothers founder Gregg Allman, has been an active musician since 1998. Betts has his own band, Duane Betts and the Pistoleers, and has also served as the lead guitarist for the Dickey Betts Band, his father’s solo project. Duane has previously performed with Jamtown, Dawes, Dickey Betts & Great Southern, Brethren of the Coast, Backbone69, and Whitestarr.
  • Berry Duane Oakley, son of Berry Oakley Sr. of the Allman Brothers Band, has been performing since 1991. His first tour was with his godfather, Robby Krieger, followed by a subsequent tour with the band Bloodline. Oakley has also played with Blue Floyd, Backbone69, CNB, Butch Trucks & the Freight Train Band, and others.
instruments played
drums
Guitar
keyboard
percussion
Vocals
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The Allman Betts Band Member Bios 

Below are the facts about the three members of The Allman Betts band, including how they got started in music.

Devon Allman 

Devon Allman was born on August 10, 1972, in Corpus Christi, Texas. His parents are Gregg Allman and Shelley Kay Jetts. Gregg and Shelley split up when Devon was just a baby, and he spent the majority of his early life with his mother in St. Louis, Missouri. Devon got into music with no outside influence, including from his musician father, who he did not meet until he was a teenager. When Devon and Gregg finally got to spend time together, they had instant chemistry. The two would later go on to perform together, with Devon appearing as a guest at Allman Brothers shows. Before becoming a highly successful musician, Devon was the manager of a St. Louis Guitar Center. At this point, he was already a proficient blues and rock musician and was gigging around St. Louis as much as possible. At Guitar Center, Devon met Mike Zito, who he went on to play with in Royal Southern Brotherhood. A musician who followed in the footsteps of his father, Devon cites Santana, The Doors, and, of course, The Allman Brothers Band as some of his biggest influences. He’s also a heavy metal fan, and he grew up listening to an eclectic blend of blues, rock, and metal. In an interview, Devon once said that “Layla” by Derek and The Dominoes is, to him, the most inspiring song there is. Devon formed his first band in St. Louis in 1990. They were called The Dark Horses, and they gained traction in the local music scene. However, he didn’t have his musical breakthrough until the formation of Honeytribe, a highly successful touring band. After playing with Honeytribe, Devon joined Royal Southern Brotherhood in 2011. For this band, he joined Mike Zito, who he met at Guitar Center years earlier, and Cyril Neville, along with Yonrico Scott and Charlie Wooton. The group is considered a blues-rock supergroup due to the high-profile status of its members. Following Royal Southern Brotherhood, Devon’s next non-solo project was The Allman Betts Band. Joining with Duane Betts, the son of Dickey Betts of The Allman Brothers Band, he started recording the album Down to the River. The two were joined by Berry Oakley Jr. 

Duane Betts 

Duane Betts was born in Sarasota, Florida, in the late 1970s. His father is Allman Brothers Band co-founder Dickey Betts. Duane’s father was Bett’s then-wife, Paulette. Duane’s namesake is Duane Allman, Gregg Alman’s brother, a co-founding member of The Allman Brothers Band who was killed in a motorcycle accident a few years before Duane Betts’ birth. Betts’ first instrument was drums, but he came to favor guitar. His first major performance as a guitarist was with his father’s band, appearing on stage at a massive Allman Brothers show in Colorado at the age of 16. Before the formation of The Allman Betts Band, Duane played with Backbone69, Whitestarr, and the supergroup Jamtown, alongside Donavan Frankenreiter, G. Love, and others. Duane has also served as a touring guitarist for Kid Rock. In 2017, Duane began releasing music solo as Duane Betts and the Pistoleers, supported by Johnny Stachela, Jorgen Carlsson, and Matt Abts on stage. Shortly before the formation of The Allman Betts Band, Duane joined Devon Allman onstage at a performance honoring Gregg Allman on what would have been his 70th birthday. 

Berry Duane Oakley 

Berry Oakley, Jr. gets his middle name from Duane Allman, the late co-founder of The Allman Brothers Band. His father, Berry, was one of the members of the band, serving as the bass player. Berry Jr. was introduced to bass by his father, and he quickly fell in love with the instrument. Oakley Jr. was born in March 1973, making him 48 years old. His parents are Berry Oakley and Patricia Julia Brose Densmore. In addition to The Allman Betts band, Oakley Jr. was also a member of the band Bloodline for a time. Bloodline was a highly successful blues-rock band that formed in 1991 and disbanded in 1996.

Conclusion 

A blues-rock supergroup that carries the torch lit by the fathers of its members, the Allman Betts Band is a must-see act for any fans of great music. Each of the members is wickedly talented, and they carry a legacy of American music that was given to them by their talented fathers, the members of The Allman Brothers Band.   Sources: The Allman Betts Band: Continuing The Legacy | Forbes The Allman Betts Band's Triumphant Live Return | American Blues Scene The devastating, tragic story of The Allman Brothers Band | Louder Sound

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