August 23, 2013|
104.9 The Hawk Summer Concert Series
Royal Southern Brotherhood unites two legendary roots-rock bloodlines along with a rising star guitarist and an in-the-pocket rhythm section. What started out last year as a rumor and a few informal local gigs at various New Orleans venues has developed into a full-fledged powerhouse of soulful sound that's rockin,' funky and all-together groove-a-licious. Incubated in the heat and humidity of a New Orleans summer in 2010, Cyril Neville, Devon Allman and Mike Zito crossed paths and set in motion the beginnings of what would become Royal Southern Brotherhood.
Royal Southern Brotherhood has it all: incendiary playing with the twin lead guitars of Allman and Zito, coupled with Neville's funky percussion work and the rhythm section of Wooton and Scott that literally kicks ass; lead vocals and three-part harmonies that drip with soul and passion; and a boatload of songs that deliver on the promise of what the band brings to the table with its musical chops.
Cyril Neville is a part of the first family of New Orleans roots and funk. Beginning in the 1970s, Neville soared both as a solo performer and as a member in a host of other groups, most notably the iconic band, The Meters. Also included in his long resume is work with another legend, The Neville Brothers, as well as with Bob Dylan, Bono, Willie Nelson, Galactic and his own band, Tribe 13.
Although Devon Allman grew up in St. Louis apart from his father, one listen to his smoky vocals demonstrates that the apple didn't fall far from the tree. Coupled with a guitar style reminiscent of his uncle Duane(who mentored him!), Devon set out to create his own place in the music world, forming the band Honeytribe in 1999 and touring all over the world. His blues-rock style of guitar work and soulful singing clearly stamped him as an emerging light within the blueK
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