Grand Rapids, MI – The Allman Betts Band performed their August 28, 2019 rescheduled concert at 20 Monroe Live in Grand Rapids, Michigan on February 6, 2020. The Down the River Tour focuses on the debut album created when Devon Allman and Duane Betts joined together with their own band of talented musicians in 2019. The Allman Betts Band is made up of Devon (guitar, vocals), Duane (guitar, vocals), Berry Oakley Jr. (bassist), Johnny Stachela (guitar, vocals), John Ginty (keyboards), percussionists R Schoot Bryan (percussion, vocals) and John Lum (drums).
20 Monroe Live was filled with winter worn Michiganders in need of something to make them forget the storm outside. It did not take long for the energy of the opening guitarist and singer-songwriter, Jackson Stokes, to get people warmed up. The set was filled with songs from his self titled album, Jackson Stokes, that reveals his stellar guitar playing skills and depth as a song writer. Jackson Stokes,is the first artist signed to Devon Allman’s newly formed record label, Create Records.
JD Simo took the crowd to another level! His musical journey can take you away from it all. Experiencing this talent leaves you wondering where he has been all of your life. Epic guitar riffs and drum solos that are grounded in a combination of acid rock, blues, jazz, and classic rock n roll. JD is the real deal! Band members include JD Simo (guitar, vocals), Andi Buch (bassist), and Adam Abrashoff (drums).
20 Monroe Live is one of over 50 concert stops on this big tour for the Allman Betts Band. They are putting in the hard work and creating songs that reflect their own story and music style. Songs such as “Long Gone” gave Michiganders an opportunity to lift their beers and tip their hats to the legacy of members Devon Allman (son of Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers), Duane Betts (son of Dickey Betts of The Allman Brothers), and Berry Oakley Jr. (son of Berry Oakley of the Allman Brothers).
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Show Date: February 6, 2020