Singer/guitarist Devon Allman may be a member of rock ’n’ roll royalty by blood (yes, he’s the son of Allman Brothers singer/keyboardist Gregg Allman), but he’s determined to allow his gritty, soulful music to stand up on its own. Over the last three years or so (since the release of the critically-acclaimed debut album Torch in 2006), Devon’s backing band Honeytribe has tightened up and emerged as one of strongest — and funkiest — rock/blues power-trios on the circuit. Based in St. Louis, Devon formed the first version of Honeytribe 10 years ago, but he disbanded the group to spend time with his newborn son, Orion. The band currently features Allman on lead vocals and guitar, George Potsos on bass and backing vocals, and Gabriel Strange on drums and backing vocals. Allman describes the band’s sound as “High-energy, grooving , bluesy, ass-kickin’ rock ’n’ roll the old-school way … with a monster world-class bassist and new drummer, this three-headed beast has been born.” Honeytribe brings the rock and soul at the Windjammer on Thursday night.
T. Ballard Lesemann