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ISSN 1409-6900 | UDK 82+7     Blesok no. 43 | volume VIII | July-August, 2005



                     Peer-reviewed journal
Blesok no. 43July-August, 2005
Sound Reviews

Interview with Devon Allman

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Vasja Ivanovski

Playing in Skopje is probably your first gig in this part of Europe, your impressions?
    – Well, for only being there a little over 12 hours, I found the people too warm and generous and very much appreciative of the music… that is all anyone could ask for.

Something about your musical beginnings, what got you into music?
    – My mom would play Beatles records when I was a child. By age 5 I had to have my own record player, I was hooked. By 13 I decided it was time to learn to play guitar and make my own music. Music completes my soul I can't really describe it, it is inside me.

Being a son of a famous father, does it feel like a heavy burden for you?
    – It does not feel like a burden at all. I don't put any of that pressure on myself, I leave that to other people. The only pressure I put on myself is to be the best singer / guitarist / writer / performer that I can possibly be. To open my soul and share it with others and make quality music.

Do you think that about fact opens the doors for you easier?
    – It may in some areas pique people's interest to see what the next generation is capable of. But the fact is, doors only open for people who work hard and realize their potential. Related to rock stars or not.

Does father help you in your career in any way?
    – My father (when I was 18 and 19) paid for some studio time which was super helpful and which any good father would do who believes in his son's abilities and talents. I have gone on the road with him, not so much to help me but for us to actually spend time together, those are some of the best of the best moments of my life.

How would you define the music of your band “Honeytribe”?
    – I would say we are a rock / blues / soul band that is based on feel. We have attributes of a jam band that also encompass dynamics from an ass kicking old school blues band to a nice vibey island feel.

Your early influences were…
    The Beatles, Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, The Cure, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, B.B. King.

Who would you regard as your biggest influence so far?
    Tough to say since I like

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