In conjunction with the vinyl release of the Allman Betts Band’s debut album, Down To The River, the group have released a new video “Long Gone,” premiered on Relix. The video was filmed on iPhones in seven different locations during the 2020 Quarantine in each band member’s respective home towns. Down To The River will be release on clear 180-gram vinyl on July 17th, Autographed vinyl immediately.
Devon Allman spoke with Relix saying, “Never thought we’d film a music video while our band is apart. From the banks of the Missouri River to the Mountains of Wyoming, in skyscrapers, poppy fields, beaches, and backyards…we’re all a little ‘Long Gone’ lately.” Duane Betts adds, “We made lemonade out of lemons with this video and I think it turned out pretty sweet. We are definitely ‘Long Gone.’”
The Allman Betts Band was amid a global tour when they were forced to cancel the remainder of their dates, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Much of the dates have been rescheduled. In lieu of the canceled shows, Devon has started a live series from his home called the “We Are Still All Together Tour.” The series features members of The Allman Betts Band. Any proceeds made from these shows go directly to the ABB touring crew members.
“These livestream shows have been a huge success. We have given away a few guitars courtesy of Gibson Guitars, we have had a guest star performance from G.Love who played a song from his home in Boston. The donations have been so amazing helping our touring crew have a paycheck during these unprecedented times” said Allman, of the series.
The shows have been airing LIVE on the Devon Allman Facebook Page and then reposted the next day to all platforms like YouTube, Instagram etc. With an average of 70,000 views per show, the “We Are Still All Together Tour” is proving to be a huge hit among ABB fans.
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The new ABB includes Devon Allman, Duane Betts, Berry Oakley Jr. (son of original Allman Brothers Band bassist Berry Oakley), Johnny Stachela (slide guitar) and Devon Allman Project percussionists R. Scott Bryan (Sheryl Crow) and John Lum.
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