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Devon Allman is son of blues-rocker Gregg

Daily Staff ReportVail CO, Colorado
Special to Daily Honeytribe, a rollicking blues band from the Midwest, brings their self described space age blues to the stage in Eagle Town Park Thursday as the American National Bank ShowDown Town free summer concert series continues.
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EAGLE, Colorado Honeytribe, a rollicking blues band from the Midwest, brings their self described space age blues to the stage in Eagle Town Park Thursday as the American National Bank ShowDown Town free summer concert series continues. Devon Allman (son of legendary blues-rocker Gregg Allman) leads the band, bringing his musical heritage into the already talented and diverse mix of his bandmates. Hes proof that sometimes, the music is in the blood. I discovered music at a really young age, said Allman. I started listening to the Beatles when I was, like, five. While other kids were playing G.I. Joe, I was playing the White Album and being freaked out by Yoko Ono.Allman is joined on stage by a group of musicians who could be called the all-stars of the St. Louis music scene, where they are based. Featuring guitarist David G. Kalz , bassist George Potsos, pianist Jack Kirkner and drummer Ma Oyarzabal, the band has mastered a unique bluesy sound. Theres a little jazzy element, theres definitely a jam element, even a throw back to R&B Motown thing in there and a hard rock thing, Allman explained.Like father like sonFor so many years, I was just trying to sound anything but like Allman Brothers, said Allman. I had a hard time with that. But its taken my maturing to realize that its part of me. The fact of the matter is, when I open my mouth and sing from the heart, I sound like my old man. Im finally OK with that. Allman and Honeytribe take the stage at the Eagle Town Park at 6:30 p.m. A variety of childrens activities will accompany the free music, including face painting and an air guitar fest. Kids can make and decorate their own unique cardboard guitars, and then jam along to the rockin sounds of Honeytribe. Picnics, coolers and friendly dogs are also welcome at this family-friendly event, so come prepared for a relaxing evening in the park! The American National Bank ShowDown Town is a project of the Vail Valley Foundation. To learn more about the Foundation and all its projects, please visit http://www.vvf.org.


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