Over two days in April, The Allman Betts Band added to its proclivity for recording in historic locales, taking up residence for a trio of NoCap livestreams in a pair of L.A.’s more famous musical haunts. The first of the three pro-shot, pro-mixed performances, slated to air on consecutive Mondays, launches on June 14th. As well, each of the shows will stream on an off-day in the band’s current month-long East Coast touring schedule.
The opener, taped at Village Studios, features the seven-piece ensemble performing intimately and mostly acoustic in the celebrated studio that has served as the creative home for thousands of noteworthy sessions, including ground-shifting albums by Steely Dan, Frank Zappa, and Bob Dylan. The group’s set includes a mix of cuts from the band’s two studio albums (both recorded at the famed Muscle Shoals Sound), as well as a tribute to Neal Casal on the late musician’s “Raining Straight Down.” Additionally, three of the group’s principal members- Devon Allman, Duane Betts, and Berry Oakley- engage in a lengthy interview led by music industry veteran Matt Pinfield, discussing the band’s origins, familial influences, and summer tour plans. The interview is available with a purchase of the livestream’s 3-pack.
The following two shows, airing June 21st and 28th, respectively, find The Allman Betts Band at the venerable Roxy Theatre on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. The 21st performance is a full-length, electric and acoustic run-through of the outfit’s second album, Bless Your Heart, though differing in sequence from the LP’s tracklist. The set debuts live renditions of “Ashes of My Lovers,” “Should We Ever Part,” “Rivers Run,” “Much Obliged,” and “Congratulations.” Its Roxy bookend, streaming on the 28th, is billed as a “by very popular fan demand” appearance comprised entirely of songs made famous by The Allman Brothers Band, including several from that group’s seminal live masterwork, At Fillmore East.
Find tickets for these exclusive performances here.