Honeytribe

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Honeytribe
Origin Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Genres Blues rock
Years active 1999 - 2001, 2005 - Present
Labels Provogue, Livewire
Website http://www.thetribalcommunity.com/
Members Devon Allman
George Potsos
Gabriel Strange
Past members Jack Kirkner
Mark Oyarzabal
Justin Hanson

Honeytribe is an American blues rock band formed in Saint Louis, Missouri. The founder and bandleader is Devon Allman, son of Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers Band, who is the lead guitarist, vocalist, and frontman. The other members are George Potsos on bass, and Gabriel Strange on drums[1] In October 2012, Allman confirmed that Honeytribe was going on hiatus, while he continues to tour with Royal Southern Brotherhood and prepares for a tour to support his new solo album.[2]

History[edit]

Honeytribe was formed by Devon Allman in 1999.[3] In 2001, the band broke up so Allman could spend time with his newly born son.[3] They reformed in 2005 and started Honeytribe's path as a career: making records and touring.[3] They have toured throughout North America and Europe[4]

Origin of Band Name[edit]

The name of the band is attributed to former member Marko (Mark Oyarzabal). According to Devon, one day the two of them were driving, and trying to think of names. They discussed how their dynamic sound could be super smooth and delicate, and also big, bad and fierce, and that they needed a name to reflect that dichotomy. Marko's first idea was "Honeytribe?", and Devon agreed with "Yeah! Sweet like honey, fierce like a tribe, it's perfect!" [5]

Discography[edit]

Torch[edit]

In 2006, the band released their debut album, Torch,[6] to favorable reviews.[7][8][9][10] The album was recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis, Tennessee.[11]

Space Age Blues[edit]

Space Age Blues is the second album by Devon Allman's Honeytribe. It was released in Europe on October 12, 2010, and in U.S.A on October 25, 2010. In addition to the power-trio of Devon Allman, George Potsos and Gabriel Strange, the album also contains appearances by Huey Lewis on harmonica and Ron Holloway on tenor saxophone.

Members[edit]

Past Members[edit]

  • Mark Oyarzabal - drums (1999-2001, 2005-2008)
  • Jack Kirkner - keyboards (1999-2001, 2005-2008)
  • Justin Hanson - drums (2011-2012)
  • Steve Duerst- Bass Guitar(2008-2009)

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