Devon Allman could have coasted through a career with his surname alone. In the world of rock ‘n roll, being an Allman is like being a Kennedy — you’re born into prestige, but much like Jakob Dylan (son of Bob) or Nora Jones (daughter of Ravi Shankar), Allman has proven hesitant to cash in on his revered heritage. Rather, he’s forged his own path as a blues rocker, forgoing opportunities to piggyback on the success of his famous father, Gregg.
Still the two run in similar circles. Devon has spent the past four years playing with the blues super-group Royal Southern Brotherhood. But lately he has been exploring his own solo work and released his debut recording Ragged & Dirty, a gritty, Chicago blues-influenced release, and taking on the road with his eponymous band.
Ireland’s Argus News hailed Owen Campbell as “possibly one of the best performers to come out of Australia for quite some time, amazing lap steel slide guitar and a songwriting ability that belies his years.” Still in his mid-twenties, Campbell has been playing guitar since he was ten years old, developing his own gravelly blend of blues, roots, soul, and country.
This outstanding double-bill will start with a performance by Campbell at 7:00 pm, with Allman taking the stage at 8:00 pm. Tickets can be found in advance at Tickettomato.com for $20.00. Admission will be $25.00 at the door. The Birk is located at 11139 Hwy 202 in Birkenfeld.