(HUDSON, N.Y.) – What do you get when you cross the Allman Brothers with the Neville Brothers? You get a kind of Royal Southern Brotherhood of Music. Which is why Cyril Neville of the Meters and the Neville Brothers and Devon Allman, son of Greg Allman and nephew of Duane Allman, combine forces in one group justifiably calling itself Royal Southern Brotherhood and coming to Club Helsinki on Saturday, March 10, 2012, at 9.
If music runs through bloodlines, then it surges through those named Neville and Allman. Percussionist and vocalist Cyril Neville is just one member of a musical family dynasty, who in addition to playing with his brother Art’s group, the Meters, and brothers Aaron and Art in the Neville Brothers, has lent his musical talents to recordings by Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson, Edie Brickell, Willie Nelson, and Dr. John among.
As the son of Gregg Allman and nephew of the late Duane Allman, the 36-year-old Devon Allman has rock ‘n’ roll in his DNA. In 1999, he hit the radar as leader of Honeytribe, whose fearless albums announced him as a next-generation guitar hero, but by his thirties, the pull of his Southern heritage couldn’t be denied, and he willingly fell into the soul-drenched blues-rock style that recalls his key influences like his uncle Duane.
The group is filled out by Mike Zito on guitar and vocals; Charlie Wooton on bass guitar and Yonrico Scott on drums.
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