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Devon Allman, son of Gregg Allman, performs at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Oct. 29

Devon Allman, son of Gregg Allman, performs at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Oct. 29
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From a press release:

It was announced today that Devon Allman, son of The Allman Brothers Band and Peach Music Festival co-founder Gregg Allman, will perform at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe with special guest Craig Thatcher & Friends on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $15 in advance or $20 the day of the show, are on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Penn’s Peak box office (325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe), and Roadies Restaurant and Bar (325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe). Penn’s Peak box office and Roadies Restaurant ticket sales are walk-up only; no phone orders.

The dirty blonde hair is the same, the body posture is also the same, and there are touches in the voice that have a similar genetic connection, but Devon Allman has toiled long and hard to establish his own musical identity, separate from his legendary dad, Gregg Allman.

One can never leave a name as famous as “Allman” very far behind. There are traces of his father in his soulful voice and his uncle Duane in his innovative guitar playing. According to Devon, the name both helps and hurts. There will always be fans that come to see him out of curiosity, “but they leave having a respect for the fact that I am my own entity.”

Thus as one Allman institution (The Allman Brothers Band) has “retired,” Devon Allman is poised to grow his family’s musical legacy.

Allman released his new album “Ride or Die,” on Sept. 16 via Ruf Records, the follow-up to 2014’s “Ragged & Dirty.”

Allman produced the record, and it was co-produced by Tom Hambridge and recorded at Nashville’s Sound Stage and Switchyard Studios. Allman is joined by Hambridge on drums, Tyler Stokes, Steve Duerst, and special guests Ron Holloway, Bobby Yang, and Kevin McKendree.

“This album is really about mixing all of my influences,” says Allman of the varied mood. “Soul, rock, blues, alternative, and more. It’s about making an artistic statement, not about fitting into any category. I produced this album to be an eargasm of emotion.”

The Craig Thatcher Band has been entertaining audiences with their exciting brand of blues/rock music since 1993. CTB has released three CDs – “Because of You” (1996), “Temptation” (2000), and “Steel Town Refrain” (2014). Most of the recorded material is original, written by Thatcher. They have also been featured on releases on Bummer Tent Records and, individually, have been featured as guest artists on many other independent releases. CTB has also been featured on radio and television in many parts of the world.