The Allman Betts Band will perform live in concert Tuesday, April 20 at 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. with special guest Jackson Stokes at the Bologna Performing Arts Center (BPAC) at Delta State University.
The show is locally sponsored by the Cotton House. Tickets are on sale at the BPAC Ticket Office, by phone (662) 846-4626, or online www.bolognapac.com.
The Allman Betts Band includes Devon Allman & Duane Betts on guitars and vocals, Berry Oakley Jr. on bass, 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.
The show features original music from their two recent BMG albums, songs from their solo projects as well as classic songs by The Allman Brothers Band, the legendary group founded by Devon and Duane’s fathers, Gregg Allman & Dickey Betts.
Their sophomore album, “Bless Your Heart,” was released on August 28, 2020. Like their debut album, “Bless Your Heart” was recorded at the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studios and produced by Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price, John Prine and Elvis Presley).
A conflagration of influences and invention, confidence and ambition, “Bless Your Heart” captures a vast, panoramic scope throughout a baker’s dozen of modern rock. Ragged and stomping. Heady and frayed. Soaring and scorching. Generational and genteel. West Coast scenes and Gulf Coast shores. Gateways of the Midwest and swamplands of Florida. Wyoming’s Big Sky. New York’s Big Apple. Chicago’s Broad Shoulders.
“I think we definitely challenged ourselves, pushed ourselves artistically, and widened the spectrum on all levels. We wanted something that was a little more sweeping. A deeper experience,” says Betts. Says Allman, “I hope what people hear on Bless Your Heart is a band that’s having a love affair with being a band.”
“This is The Allman Betts Band’s best offering yet, showcasing a band still tethered to their legacy but finding their own way with a sound that honors their roots without stepping all over them.” – No Depression
Tickets to see The Allman Betts Band are now on sale at www.bolognapac.com or at the BPAC Ticket Office at 662.846.4626. There are two socially distanced concerts with 50% seating capacity at 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Masks to be worn at all times at the request of the Artist and as required by Delta State University.