There are two things that the Rhythm & Ribs Festival is all about and one of those things is amazing music. Okay, so maybe that wasn’t too hard to figure out hence the name, but it doesn’t make it any less true. There are a lot of bands that will be lighting up the stage April 6-8 and it’s time to get excited about them. So here’s a quick rundown of the music schedule for Rhythm & Ribs 2018.
FRIDAY, APRIL 6
- Milltown Road Band, 5:30-7:30pm
- Devon Allman Project with special guest Duane Betts, 8-10pm
SATURDAY, MARCH 7
- Grapes of Roth, 12-1:30pm
- Grimes Alley, 2-3:30pm
- Go Get Gone, 4-5:30pm
- Firewater Tent Revival, 6-7:30pm
- The Record Company, 8-9:30pm
SUNDAY, MARCH 8
- Corbitt Brothers, 12-2pm
- The Lee Boys, 2:30-4:30pm
MEET THE HEADLINERS
The Devon Allman Project
When you’re part of a musical dynasty, it’s only natural that the personal and professional aspects of your life should intersect. It was no different for Devon Allman, whose late father Gregg Allman helped helm one of the most important and influential American bands of the past 50 years. It’s also little wonder that the younger Allman, an accomplished singer, songwriter, and guitarist in his own right, should feel the tug of family responsibility and the desire to honor his father’s fabled legacy.
Devon Allman is a staunch proponent of authentic Southern Blues. It’s a legacy that’s always weighed heavy on his musical mantra. He’s chalked up a lengthy list of accomplishments that have entitled him to take his own place in the Southern Rock pantheon. His remarkable resume spans two decades, from his post-millennial breakout with Devon Allman’s Honeytribe through to chart-topping collaborations with Jack Bruce, Javier Vargas, and the widely revered super group, Royal Southern Brotherhood. Nevertheless, the stature he’s achieved on his own via his three highly regarded solo albums have proven his prowess as a singer, guitarist, and provocateur worthy of being reckoned with based on his talent and tenacity alone.
The Record Company
How exactly did three friends go from their living room to having three top 10 hits and opening for John Mayer at Madison Square Garden in less than 18 months? “It’s about making the right choices for the songs,” says singer and guitarist Chris Vos. “Everything Alex, Marc and I do comes from our desire to write the best songs we can and make the most honest music that we can.”
Their debut album, Give It Back to You, is powerful and authentic with its electric fusion of classic influences, personal songwriting, and contemporary energy. Both intimate and intense, songs like “Off The Ground” and “Rita Mae Young” are marked by The Record Company’s ambidextrous instrumentation, built upon guitar, bass, and drums but also deftly incorporating harmonica, dobro slide, lap slide, pedal steel, piano, and anything else that might serve the music. The album was written, recorded, and mixed by the band in the same living room in Los Angeles that they formed in and did their first recordings, retaining the raw and untouched sound they strive to make.
Stay tuned for a comprehensive guide to the Rhythm & Ribs Festival 2018. In the meantime, visit www.rhythmandribs.net for more information. Images via Rhythm & Ribs.
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