Allman Betts Band at State Theatre: The Next Generation Carries the Spirit of Southern Rock into Kalamazoo
The sons of three founding members of the Allman Brothers Band are bringing original songs and their fathers' timeless music to Kalamazoo State Theatre.
It's hard to believe that Duane Allman has been gone for 50 years now. His brother Gregg joined him in the afterlife, dying from liver cancer in 2017 at 69 years old. Founding members Dickey Betts and Jaimoe Johanson are the only originals left with Berry Oakley and Butch Trucks having passed on. Three sons are carrying their father's southern rock anthems and their own music to a new generation.
The Allman Brothers Band has always adapted, carrying on despite Duane's tragic death in 1971. When they reunited in 1989, Warren Haynes breathed new life into the unit. Ten years later, guitarist Derek Trucks, son of original drummer Butch Trucks, made sparks fly at their live shows. Now, three other sons have formed the Allman Betts Band to honor the legacy.
Gregg's son Devon Allman and Dickey's boy Duane Betts both play guitar and sing, while Berry Duane Oakley is on bass and vocals, just like his dad. Four other musicians fill out the seven-piece lineup and the Allman Betts Band's live shows are becoming almost as legendary as those of the Allman Brothers Band. See for your self when they come to the historic Kalamazoo State Theatre.
Online only presale Thursday, November 11th at 10:00 am with code 'MEDIA.'
Tickets go on sale to the public at 10 am on Friday, November 12.