Devon Allman and Duane Betts are well-known as the sons of Greg Allman and Dickey Betts, respectively. Their partnership seems like it was meant to be, especially now that The Allman Betts Band’s second album, Bless Your Heart, is well on its way to being a big hit. But their friendship and musical partnership did not happen right away after they first met some thirty years ago, as teenagers attending an Allman Brothers show. Listen in for that story, as well as the meaning of letting the song be the boss, the expansion of their band members’ and co-writers’ roles on this album, and much more on this episode of Southern Songs and Stories.
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Thanks for listening, and thanks also to Sean Rubin at WNCW for engineering our interview session.
- Joe Kendrick
Songs heard in this episode:
“Magnolia Road” from Bless Your Heart (excerpt)
“The Doctor’s Daughter” from Bless Your Heart (excerpt)
“Savannah’s Dream” from Bless Your Heart