Rusted Root with Devon Allman Band
Thursday, November 17 at 8 p.m.
Having collaborated with one another for two decades, Rusted Root has honed the perfect combination of musical intuition, freedom and virtuosity, allowing them to organically shape their music into a distinct and undeniable vision. With eight albums under their belt, over three million records sold worldwide and countless nights on the road, Rusted Root transcends age, generations, cultures and musical styles.
Beginning in the early ’90s, it wasn’t long before Rusted Root garnered a rabid fan base with a unique blend of roots music and world rock. In 1992, Rusted Root independently released their first album, Cruel Sun and two years later, while signed to Mercury, they released the platinum-selling breakthrough album, When I Woke, featuring the Top 40 hit “Send Me On My Way.”
Rusted Root continued to tour relentlessly between the release of Cruel Sun 2012’s The Movement, and today the journey continues.
Having toured alongside everyone from Santana, Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page’s reunion tour, and countless others, Rusted Root’s powerhouse ensemble produces sweat-inducing and hypnotic live performances that are sure to move.
Devon Allman Band
The dirty blond hair is the same, the body posture is also the same, and there are touches in the voice that evoke his father, but Devon Allman has toiled long and hard to establish his own musical identity, separate from his legendary dad, Gregg Allman.
Devon Allman has been living his own musical life for decades, starting with the band Honeytribe in 1999. Then in 2012, forming the jazz/funk/blues/rock band Royal Southern Brotherhood, as their fiery guitarist and soulful vocalist.
After touring the world with Royal Southern Brotherhood, Allman committed with renewed intensity to performing dates with his own Devon Allman Band. “I have to say that playing with Royal took my career to a new level. It’s given me more confidence and a newfound love for the music. I’m delighted that there’s a new shot of fire in my music” says Allman.
Allman’s own 2013 Ruf Records debut, Turquoise, gave him a slew of accolades; from USA Today calling it, “...well-crafted, more reflective than fiery, and soulful”, to Relix magazine proclaiming him, “an elegant, soulful singer.”
There are traces of his father in his soulful voice and his uncle Duane in his innovative guitar playing. According to Allman, the name both helps and hurts. There will always be fans that come to see him out of curiosity, “But they leave having a respect for the fact that I am my own entity.”