The Allman Betts Band have announced a new album, "Bless Your Heart", due out August 28th, 2020.
“I think we definitely challenged ourselves, pushed ourselves artistically, and widened the spectrum on all levels. We wanted something that was a little more sweeping. A deeper experience”, says guitarist Duane Betts. “I hope what people hear on 'Bless Your Heart' is a band that’s having a love affair with being a band", Devon Allman added.
A conflagration of influences and invention, confidence and ambition, "Bless Your Heart" captures a vast, panoramic scope throughout a baker’s dozen of modern rock. Ragged and stomping. Heady and frayed. Soaring and scorching. Generational and genteel. West Coast scenes and Gulf Coast shores. Gateways of the Midwest and swamplands of Florida. Wyoming’s Big Sky. New York’s Big Apple. Chicago’s Broad Shoulders.
The record is the band’s 2nd effort, their debut album, "Down To The River", was released in June of 2019. If "Down To The River" was the sound of the band’s combustible sparks igniting, then "Bless Your Heart" is their bonfire, built for the summer of 2020 and beyond; a double album follow up fueled by road forged camaraderie and telepathic musical intensity, vibrantly reflecting the individual and collective experiences of these 7, all drawing inspiration from the band’s symbolic hometown, a place Devon Allman calls ‘The United States Of Americana'.