A few weeks ago, I espoused the virtues of Ivan Neville, the son of Aaron Neville and one member of the second generation of Nevilles in music.
This week, meet Devon Allman.
The son of Gregg Allman, nephew of the late Duane Allman and outstanding Southern rocker in his own right, Devon and his band Honeytribe head to Delray Beach’s City Limits on Saturday night.
Devon’s also got a truly bluesy side, as you can see in this video:
Hope you don’t think I’m cheating, but I think it’s the best show anywhere this weekend. Although if you’d like an alternative, maybe a look at David Byrne at the Fillmore Miami Beach could work — that’s on Saturday too.
It’s always a good idea to try and see one of the pioneers of a certain music style, and if you like the branch of reggae called dancehall, go to Delray Beach’s City Limits and see Yellowman.
Born Winston Foster in Jamaica, Yellowman became the first dancehall artist to be signed to a major American label when he signed with CBS in 1981. He’s considered to be an artist who’s bridged the reggae and hip-hop communities, and his style — though it’s been called lyrically sexist — is undeniably danceable.
Yellowman has survived jaw cancer — he was given six months to live — and has continued a long, consistent career.
Check out his classic “Zungguzungguguzungguzeng”:
Also appearing: Actually, not appearing — the Music Builds Tour (Third Day, Switchfoot, Robert Randolph, Jars of Clay) date scheduled for this weekend at Cruzan Amphitheatre has been canceled. I’m sure refunds are available at point of purchase.