"Science fiction blues" isn't a genre you'll find in an illustrated history of rock and roll, at least not yet. But Devon Allman and his group Honeytribe make a case for its inclusion with their ground-breaking new album Space Age Blues.

Slowly building a solid, loyal fan base worldwide over the past decade, Devon Allman and Honeytribe continue building this army one gig at a time. They have been in constant motion, averaging 250 to 300 shows a year across the Globe. Allman states, "it's time for us to really bring our A-game. The three of us have delivered an album we feel is a quantum leap from anything we have recorded in the past. Artists and bands get to the point where you either have to stay in the sandbox or go to beach. And with Space Age Blues, I hope we've made that transition."

Although Allman Brothers Band front man Gregg Allman is his father, Devon Allman carved out his own musical path. He shares, "I didn't grow up in limos or backstage. I had a very normal childhood in the suburbs, eating McDonalds and playing soccer. By the time I was five; I was running off with my mother's Beatles records and learning all the words. Only relatively recently have I been open enough to listen to the advice my dad shares. I've always been kind of a lone wolf and I've worked my share of hard jobs, from a sweat shop printing T-shirts to a steel factory in Memphis to Burger King." View their website here.

Sponsored by Cox Communications, Lafayette Coca-Cola and Lets Be Totally Clear, DTA! features performances by Grammy Nominated, renowned and up and coming musicians representing a variety of genres ranging from Cajun, Blues, Rock, Latin and more. DTA! begins at 5:30 p.m. with food and beverage concessions - musical performances from 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. on April 1. Concession sales help keep DTA! free, so please leave your ice chests at home with your pets. For more information, click here.

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