Allman Betts at the Strand

The Allman Betts Band took to the Strand Center, for their fourth ever show, in Plattsburgh last Saturday.  The newly grouped is fronted by Devon Allman and Duane Betts, the sons of Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts of the Allman Brothers Band.

The night was kicked off by Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root who showed off his impressive vocal range before ending with the Rusted Root classic “Send Me On My Way”.

The Allman Betts Band began their show with “Gonna Fly Now” (the Theme from Rocky) playing, and just as the song hit its climax, the band kicked in and transitioned into “All Night,” a song off their upcoming debut album. The talent in the room was never hidden, both Allman and Betts showcased their pure skill that can only be compared to that of their parents throughout the night. The band covered some Allman Brothers Band songs during their set and they also played an astonishing rendition of Prince’s “Purple Rain.”

The influence that Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts had on Devon and Duane was shown the whole night, while they certainly have their own sound (especially with their originals), they were both able to play their guitars as only their fathers could.