Devon Allman’s Honeytribe
Devon Allman’s Honeytribe represents a new generation of blues rock practitioners. It was only natural that Devon, son of the Allman Brothers Band’s Gregg Allman, form his own band in the great southern rock tradition of his dad and uncle. Handling lead vocals and guitar for the St. Louis-based trio, he’s joined by George Potsos on bass and drummer Gabriel Strange.
The group’s first album, released in 2006, was “Torch” and established the band a force to be reckoned with, irrespective of its leaders DNA. It was recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis (Devon: “the place where the ZZ Top and Stevie Ray Vaughn records were made”) and was followed late last year with the release of “Space Age Blues.” The new album, also recorded at Ardent, features Huey Lewis guesting on harmonica and is a loosely scripted concept album where, according to Devon, ”Darth Vader meets B.B. King.”