Saturday, April 20, 2013

A to Z: Royal Southern Brotherhood

Okay, I have followed the music of Devon Allman since I first heard him with his, then band Honeytribe, at the Wanee Festival in 2011. Since then he has toured with Honeytribe and currently has a brand new solo album. However, I want to talk about his other band that released their debut in 2012, called The Royal Southern Brotherhood which by the way is on tour.

Devon Allman is the son of Greg Allman from The Allman Brothers Band. I wouldn't call him the Prince of Southern Jam music based on his bloodlines. Devon, is a working class type musician who is one of the hardest working musicians out there. Check out his bands, tour dates, and productivity. Any way add St. Louis guitarist in Mike Zito to fill in the guitars.

Zito has recorded his own solo albums, in 2010 he won the Blues Music Award for song of the year for his song "Pearl River." He has also played with Ana Popovic and guested with many others.

The band also features Grammy Award winning percussionist/vocalist Cyril Neville. Like Devon, Cyrill has a musical bloodline. Cyril was a member of The Meters, The Neville Brothers, and The Voices of Wetlands All-Star Band.

On drums the band features Yonrico Scott who used to play for Derek Trucks. Charlie Wooton rounds up the band on bass. But more importantly, than who is in the band what does this band sound like?

Let me share with you what The Royal Southern Brotherhood sounds like...

Here is a teaser about their album...

Their first video...

Here they are live covering the Rolling Stones..

Give them a listen you will be glad you did. They set a record this weekend at Wanee Festival 2012 with over 10,000 people watching them on the smaller Mushroom State. They also had some special guests like Greg Allman, Tab Benoit, and Artimus Pyle join them. Another reason to see them you never know who might join them. Well I hope you enjoy and I will be back with a new post soon!

1 comment:

Dana said...

You're right: I'm glad I listened! Thanks, Mike.

Have a great Sunday. ☺