Allman Betts Band take on Midnight Rider for CBS This Morning

The Allman Betts Band recently made an appearance on CBS This Morning, covering The Allman Brothers Band song Midnight Rider. Take a look at the performance above.

Performing in a COVID-compliant empty venue (California’s Belly Up), the band also performed two tracks from their approaching LP Bless Your Heart – Magnolia Road and Pale Horse Rider.

The Allman Betts band features Devon Allman, son of Allman Brothers frontman Gregg Allman, as well as Duane Betts, son of guitarist Dickey Betts. Duane is named for Gregg’s brother, Duane Allman, co-founder of the Allman Brothers Band. Allman and Betts aren’t the only descendants of the Allman dynasty within the band’s lineup, as bassist Berry Oakley Jr. is also the son of the late Berry Oakley.

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Pale Horse Rider is the latest single from the band, the second to be released from Bless Your Heart. Allman explained the creation of the new tune with Rolling Stone, saying that it was “a really fun one to write”.

“Duane had this almost vertigo-inducing descending melodic pattern that was so unique. Once I started the lyric about a man feeling so lost and isolated with the world out to get him, the story just kind of wrote itself. The Wild West seemed the perfect setting to tell the tale.”

Betts described the track as a “beautiful entanglement of guitars”, adding: “It’s a new texture of our band that we get to showcase on this record”.

Bless Your Heart is due out 28 August, and follows 2019’s Down to the River.

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