The Allman Betts Band
with special guest JD Simo
National Hispanic Cultural Center - Journal Theatre
Town of Taos Kit Carson Park
Taos NM 87571
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Tickets cost $27, $37 and $47 (plus applicable service charges). Tickets are available from the NHCC Box Office (in person and by phone - (505) 724-4771).
After a successful year touring as The Devon Allman Project with special guest Duane Betts, the sons of Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts have joined forces to form The Allman Betts Band. They will kick off 2019 with a new Allman Betts Band album and a worldwide tour that will feature new music, songs from their solo projects, and classic Allman Brothers and Gregg Allman tunes in honor of the 50th anniversary of The Allman Brothers Band.
The new album, slated for release in the spring of 2019, was recorded at the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studios and produced by Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price, John Prine and Elvis Presley). Former Allman Brothers Band keyboardist and current Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leveall and former Greg Allman Band Hammond B3 player Peter Levin both guested on the record.
The Allman Betts Band includes Devon Allman, Duane Betts, Berry Oakley Jr. on bass (son of original Allman Brothers Band bassist Berry Oakley), Johnny Stachela on slide guitar, John Ginty on Hammond B3 (Robert Randolph/Dixie Chicks) and Devon Allman Project percussionists R. Scott Bryan (Sheryl Crow) and John Lum. Additionally, Brotherhood of Light, the "original San Francisco psychedelic show," will be providing visuals and lighting for the evening. Brotherhood of Light has worked with The Allman Brothers, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Led Zeppelin and The Who, among others.
Acid rock, traditional blues, folk, soul, free form jazz, and the never-ceasing desire to improvise form the mind-bending kaleidoscope of sound, energy and vibe of JD Simo. Rolling Stone lauded, "JD Simo spins soulful psychedelic blues rock with an improvisational bent reminiscent of the Grateful Dead and Stevie Ray Vaughan."
Of his new solo record, Off at 11, Simo explains: "There's an underlying theme of LOVE that permeates the album. Both outward love but also inner and self love. These days, everything is so heavy, but I just want to point out some joy, love and deep passion; in this world, we all share that spirit. Off at 11 does that."
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