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Showing posts with label Devon Allman. Show all posts
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Friday, April 12, 2013

Devon Allman Exclusive Video Premiere April 15th on Relix.com

Devon Allman Exclusive Video Premiere April 15th on Relix.com
“Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around”
From Solo-Debut CD: Turquoise
Atlanta, GA- Relix.com presents the exclusive premiere of the Devon Allman video, “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around”, from his Ruf Records release, Turquoise, on Monday, April 15. A five day exclusive run will coincide with him and his band, Royal Southern Brotherhood and their appearance at the Wanee Festival on April 18th, ending on Friday, April 19th. This rock classic is a duet with label mate and Blues Music Award winner, Samantha Fish, whose vocals are sassy and smart; melding with Devon’s strong rich voice.

“Tom Petty has always been one of my favorite artists,” says Devon. “This song totally takes me back to my youth. I'm really pleased Samantha and I get to turn on a new generation to this classic tune. We slowed it down a bit and made it a little sexier.  New Orleans is the most photogenic city in America, so the video shoot was effortless.”

Directed by Mark Bergeron with Nate Tape as Director of Photography and Arthur Reed as producer, the three were able to use the city of New Orleans and all its romance to give the desperate song some vivid color. For the video shoot, they took to the streets of New Orleans, where the “romantic couple” are walking the streets trying to find each other. They filmed it at various points, the famous Chickie Wah Wah’s music club, a little streetcar riding and cameos were made by Royal Southern Brotherhood members, Cyril Neville and Charlie Wooton.

Turquoise was released on February 12 on Ruf Records to glowing reviews from USA TODAY, Texas Music Magazine, Hittin’ the Note, and of course, Relix. “These songs are very special to me,” says Allman. “It’s part ‘dusty road driving music’ and part ‘tropical getaway’ music. These are the stories, feelings and reflections from my last couple of decades of forging my musical path.” The CD was produced and mixed by multi-Grammy winner Jim Gaines and recorded at his Bessie Blue Studios in Stantonville, Tennessee, as well as at Ardent Studios in Memphis. Ruf Records is distributed by Allegro worldwide.

So tune in to Relix.com come Monday for the Premiere of Devon Allman “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around”!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The 12 Days of Turquoise - Starting Feb 1


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Devon Allman: The 12 Days of Turquoise:

Audio Love Notes From Devon To His Fans:
Debut Solo CD, on Ruf Records, Out on February 12




Atlanta, GA – Starting on Friday February 1st, Ruf Records recording artist, Devon Allman, will be sharing his thoughts on his debut solo release, Turquoise,  each day with an audio note gift for his fans leading up to the official release date, February 12th. This will be posted on his social media sites:  Facebook page, his Twitter feed, YouTube Channel and website.

So tune in at 12PM Eastern Time, each day to get your dose of Devon Allman talking about Turquoise.

“These songs are very special to me,” says Allman. “It’s part ‘dusty road driving music’ and part ‘tropical getaway’ music. These are the stories, feelings and reflections from my last couple of decades of forging my musical path.”

Turquoise was produced and mixed by multi-Grammy winner Jim Gaines and recorded at his Bessie Blue Studios in Stantonville, Tennessee, as well as at Ardent Studios in Memphis. Devon Allman (vocals and guitars) is joined on the new CD in a core trio set-up that features his fellow Royal Southern Brotherhood bandmate Yonrico Scott (drums and percussion), as well as Myles Weeks (upright and electric bass). Special guests include Luther Dickinson (guitar), Samantha Fish (vocals), Ron Holloway (sax), Bobby Schneck Jr. (guitar) and Rick Steff (Hammond B3 organ).  Ruf Records is distributed by Allegro worldwide.

We here at Mark Pucci Media will also be posting these snippets of this so check us out on Facebook to tune in.  www.facebook.com/markpuccimedia

The following Devon Allman sites will be included:







"That's why musicians lose their minds... because the highs are so high and the lows are so low and there's no middle ground. Ever. And if there's a middle ground, you're a boring player."
--Col. Bruce Hampton

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Devon Allman Creates Video Trailer for Upcoming Debut Solo CD, "Turquoise"





Devon Allman Creates Video Trailer for Upcoming Debut Solo CD Release, Turquoise, Due Out February 12 on Ruf Records




ATLANTA, GA – Ruf Records artist Devon Allman has created a special video trailer for his upcoming debut solo CD, Turquoise, which is being released on February 12, 2013. The video includes musical excerpts from the new album, too.

We hope you enjoy it and Happy Thanksgiving to each of you!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Ruf Records Signs Devon Allman & Will Release His Debut Solo CD, "Turquoise," February 12, 2013


Ruf Records Signs Devon Allman and Will Release His Debut Solo CD, Turquoise, on February 12, 2013

New Album Produced by Multi-Grammy Winner Jim Gaines and Features Royal Southern Brotherhood Bandmate Yonrico Scott on Drums, Plus Special Guests Luther Dickinson and Samantha Fish

ATLANTA, GA – Ruf Records announces the signing of guitarist/singer Devon Allman and a February 12, 2013, release date for his debut solo album, Turquoise. Ruf Records is distributed in the U.S. by the Allegro Corporation. Turquoise was produced and mixed by multi-Grammy winner Jim Gaines and recorded at his Bessie Blue Studios in Stantonville, Tennessee, as well as at Ardent Studios in Memphis. Devon Allman (vocals and guitars) is joined on the new CD in a core trio set-up that features his fellow Royal Southern Brotherhood bandmate Yonrico Scott (drums and percussion), as well as Myles Weeks (upright and electric bass). Special guests include Luther Dickinson (guitar), Samantha Fish (vocals), Ron Holloway (sax), Bobby Schneck Jr. (guitar) and Rick Steff (Hammond B3 organ).  

Devon Allman is currently on tour in Europe as a member of Royal Southern Brotherhood, the Ruf Records band he formed along with Cyril Neville (percussion and vocals), Mike Zito (guitar and vocals), Charlie Wooton (bass) and Yonrico Scott (drums). The group’s debut self-titled CD was released in May and has been in the Top 15 on the Billboard blues chart for six months, also generating extensive radio airplay and rave critical reviews from the press.

Turquoise is loaded with very personal, honest and powerful tunes in its 11-track song list. In “Turn Off the World,” one of Devon’s most insightful compositions on the new CD, he asks to go where he can “wash off this rock and roll” so that he can cleanse his soul to start anew and refresh his mind after spending so much time on the road. “Homesick,” carries that sentiment further and was the first song written for Turquoise.
“The last 10 years I’ve spent in hotels, airplanes, taxis, truck stops, etc.,” says Allman about the track “This song is dedicated to my family for putting up with my absence.”  He demonstrates his affinity for Latin and African music on the rhythmic “There’s No Time” (co-written by rising star guitarist Tyler Stokes); weaves an insightful autobiographical tale on “When I Left Home” (with guest Luther Dickinson adding some slinky lead and slide guitar); and pares down to the quietest of places on the lovely “Yadira’s Lullaby” (which recalls his late uncle Duane’s acoustic guitar on the classic “Little Martha”). Turquoise represents some of the finest work in Devon Allman’s career thus far, engaging in its scope and thrilling in its execution. This is an album of reflection of Devon’s past life and it’s the stories that only he can tell.

“These songs are very special to me,” says Allman. “It’s part ‘dusty road driving music’ and part ‘tropical getaway’ music. These are the stories, feelings and reflections from my last couple of decades of forging my musical path.”

The 10 originals on Turquoise include two co-written with RSB brother Mike Zito, plus a blazing version of Tom Petty’s “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” that really rocks, courtesy of some righteous vocals by Devon and special guest Samantha Fish.

Currently based in St. Louis, Devon Allman was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, where he grew up surrounded by a humble life along with his mother. His first love affair with music came at a young age, eventually becoming a spiritual calling that wouldn’t stop. It wasn’t long before he and his guitar joined bands, and in 1999 Devon formed his Southern rock jam band, Honeytribe. While his breakthrough into the music industry may have been blunted by his choice not to use his illustrious surname, it served the purpose of his having to avoid the burden of the barrage of questions about his famous father that even he was unsure of how to answer. It was when Honeytribe began to release CDs and tour nationally that interviews slowly began to trickle out that Devon was the son of one of the biggest names in rock music, Gregg Allman. Over the years, Devon has joined his illustrious dad as a special guest during The Allman Brothers Band’s legendary series of shows at the Beacon Theater in New York City. Today, he embraces who he is and where he’s been, knowing that he has paved his own way on Turquoise.

In addition to his continuing tour work as a member of Royal Southern Brotherhood, Devon Allman will support the release of Turquoise by hitting the road with his own band. Pre-release tour dates are already booked for shows during November and December in the northeast and Florida. Devon is managed by Rueben Williams of Thunderbird Management (thunderbird@viscom.net) and booked by Blue Mountain Artists (www.bmatours.com).