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A Tribute to Gregg Allman feat: Michael Allman (son), Duane Betts (Dickey Betts) and Jeff Pitchell

Infinity Norfolk

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Fri, August 04, 2017
Norfolk, CT
Show at 8 PM

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Price: $34 - $49

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Rock
A Tribute to Gregg Allman feat: Michael Allman (son),  Duane Betts (Dickey Betts) and Jeff Pitchell

Come join us in celebrating the music of two of the most influential Blues and Southern Rock artists to ever play: Gregg Allman and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Performing for the night is Gregg’s son – Michael, Dickie Betts’ son Duane, and home state legend, blues guitar master – Jeff Pitchell. This will make for quite a special show.

Michael Allman

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Artist Bio

Michael Allman was born and raised in Daytona Beach, Florida. He is lead vocalist and frontman to the Michael Allman Band. Even though Michael looks and sounds very similar to his father, Gregg Allman, he has his own distinctive style of Blues and Rock.Touring all over the country, Michael is spreading his family’s blend of roots, rock and blues. “I’m a singer and a gypsy who needs to fly another way,” Allman says, quoting lyrics from his song, “It Ain’t Me”.

Michael performs his original songs from his album, Hard Labor Creek, such as “If Dreams Were Money” and “Mule Named Whiskey” as well as covering songs from The Allman Brothers Band.Allman’s half-siblings are Layla Brooklyn Allman, whose band Picture Me Broken won a regional breakout artist competition as part of the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards; Devon Allman, who heads the band Honeytribe and Royal Southern Brotherhood, and Elijah Blue, son of Cher, singer and guitarist for the rock band Deadsy.

Michael’s dad is legendary rocker, Gregg Allman, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, rock and blues singer-songwriter, keyboardist, guitarist, and a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band.

Duane Betts

Duane Betts is the son of Dickie Betts, Rock Hall of Famer, and Grammy Award Winner, for “Jessica.” Recognized as one of the greatest rock guitar players of all time,[3] he had early on in his career one of rock’s finest guitar partnerships with Duane Allman, introducing melodic twin guitar harmony and counterpoint which "rewrote the rules for how two rock guitarists can work together, completely scrapping the traditional rhythm/lead roles to stand toe to toe". Dickey Betts the opening for stardom as a co-founder and key contributor to the Allman Brothers Band. In addition to the harmonies, his melodic, country-esque lead guitar style contrasted perfectly with Duane's fiery, blues/jazz-based style. He also wrote songs including "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" and "Blue Sky" that became radio and concert staples.

After the death of Duane Allman in late 1971, Betts became the band's sole guitarist and also took on a greater singing and leadership role. Betts, over the course of one night's traveling, practiced slide guitar intensively in order to cover the majority of Duane's parts. He went on to write such Southern Rock classics as "Jessica" and the Allmans' biggest commercial hit, "Ramblin' Man."

Jeff Pitchell

JEFF PITCHELL, singer/songwriter/guitar player - JEFF blends Stevie Ray Vaughan, BB King and Jimi Hendrix experiences with his own soulful, superb vocals. His song "Eye for an Eye"  won an International Songwriting Contest  and was recently recorded by the legendary John Mayall. Jeff has had a #7 CD on national Billboard charts, won Best Guitarist in State of CT, and with Texas Flood, Best Band in CT, this year winning Best Blues Show in New England in six-state vote! Jeff has performed with BB King, Ted Nugent, Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead, J Geils, and has appeared on the Don Imus TV/Radio show, etc..

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