Tag Archives: Devon Allman

Album review: ROBBEN FORD – Purple House

ROBBEN FORD – Purple House

Ear MUSIC [Release date 26.10.18] There’s a lot to be said for a blues oriented guitarist willing to explore new directions deep into a lengthy career that has straddled rock-blues, jazz and fusion. Robben Ford makes much of the fact … Continue reading

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Gig review: DEVON ALLMAN – Islington Assembly Hall, London, 4 September 2018

DEVON ALLMAN BAND - Islington Assembly Hall, London - 4 September 2018

The legacy of the Allman Brothers Band unfortunately now needs to be secured by other means with the pioneering southern rockers having called it a day in 2014 and further members, including Gregg Allman having sadly passed away since. Fortunately … Continue reading

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Album review: DEVON ALLMAN – Ride Or Die

DEVON ALLMAN – Ride Or Die

Ruf [Release date 16.09.16] ‘Ride Or Die’ is a proud statement of just who Devon Allman is. He’s a southern rocker with a wide musical outlook who over the last decade has carved out his own rootsy niche. ‘Ride Or … Continue reading

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News: The Great British R&B Festival, Colne, Lancashire 26-29 August 2016 – win tickets!

Willie And The Bandits - GREAT BRITISH ROCK & BLUES FESTIVAL - Skegness 22-24 January 2016

In his weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 24 July, David Randall previewed some of the acts appearing at this year’s Great British R&B Festival. (10:39) The 27th Great British R&B Festival takes place Bank Holiday … Continue reading

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Album review: VARGAS BLUES BAND – Hard Time Blues

Vargas Blues band - Hard Time Blues

Santo Grial [Release date 15.02.16] Its 22 years since Carlos Santana covered Javier Vargas’s song ‘Blues Latino’. And while the Spanish guitarist has built up an impressive discography in the interim, the challenge he continues to sets himself is to … Continue reading

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News: MAGNUM and DEVON ALLMAN interview specials on Sunday 7 February 2016

Magnum - Liverpool Arts Club, 6 February 2016

In 2011, during rehearsals for their winter UK tour, David Randall asked Bob Catley and Tony Clarkin about the rise of Magnum, discussing the early days, their reformation in the Millennium and upward trajectory during the past decade. On Sunday … Continue reading

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Album review: ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD – Don’t Look Back

ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD – Don

Ruf [Release date 26.05.15] And so it comes to pass that the bloodline has been cast asunder and a new line-up of Royal Southern Brotherhood takes on the mantle of the kings of southern kissed funk, blues and soul. ‘Don’t … Continue reading

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Album review: DEVON ALLMAN – Ragged & Dirty

Album review: DEVON ALLMAN – Ragged & Dirty

Ruf [Release date 20.10.14] ‘Ragged & Dirty’ takes its inspiration from the late Luther Allison’s funky wah-wah driven title track and provides Devon Allman with his overdue moment in the solo spotlight. It’s a chunky, funky, gritty example of the … Continue reading

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Album review: ALL MY FRIENDS – Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman

ALL MY FRIENDS – Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman

Rounder [Release Date 14.06.14] ‘All My Friends – Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman’ is the sort of all star 26 track double album that the Americans do so well. It’s a multi-generational and all inclusive musical family … Continue reading

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Gig review: ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, 25 June 2014

ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD – Shepherd

Royal Southern Brotherhood reconfigure the classic rhythm and blues revue to their own ends, with great playing, 3 great lead vocalists, glistening harmonies and an essential harmonic relationship between strong songs that gives the evening its free flowing feel. Their … Continue reading

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Album review: ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD – Heartsoulblood

Royal Southern Brotherhood - Heartsoulblood

Ruf [Release date 16.06.14] Royal Southern Brotherhood’s ‘Heartsoulblood’ is a delightful celebration of the band’s talented parts.  Sure, they are bound by a rock royalty bloodline that makes them a de facto supergroup, but each member of the band is … Continue reading

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Album review: ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD – Songs From The Road

Ruf [Release date 18.11.13] Royal Southern Brotherhood ‘Songs From the Road’ cements their place as one of the most essential live experiences in 2013. From their self titled debut album to their incendiary live shows, it’s been a long time … Continue reading

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Gig review: ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD – Boom Boom Club, Sutton, 28 September 2013

  Royal Southern Brotherhood may be considered the latest super group on the circuit, but the label appeared irrelevant to a line-up that celebrated its wealth of talent with a breathtaking two hour set. RSB is the considerable sum of its … Continue reading

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Album review: CYRIL NEVILLE – Magic Honey

Ruf [Release date 10.09.13]  And finally it’s Cyril Neville’s turn!  ‘Magic Honey’ may have been released in the slipstream of his Royal Southern Brotherhood partners, but if feels more like the final part of an interlinked triumvirate rather than a … Continue reading

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Album review: MIKE ZITO & THE WHEEL – Gone To Texas

Mike Zito

Ruf [Release date 17.06.13] Mike Zito’s ‘Gone To Texas’ is both a literal and metaphorical title, reflecting the fact he’s overcome his previous drug and alcohol problems and has moved to Texas from the mid- west in search of sobriety … Continue reading

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Album review: RUBEN HOEKE BAND – Loaded

Ruben Hoeke Band

Dimensions records [Release date: 23.03.13] Dutch Guitarist Ruben Hoeke is firmly established as both a guitarist in his own right as well as a high profile interviewer, radio presenter and festival booker. His guitar chops are certainly evidence on ‘Loaded’, … Continue reading

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DEVON ALLMAN – Turquoise

Ruf Records 1186 [Released Jan 2013] Devon Allman’s star is on the rise. After touring relentlessly and cutting a brace of albums with his own band Honeytribe, he made a deserved critical breakthrough with the excellent Royal Southern Brotherhood. Now he’s … Continue reading

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