Devon Allman doesn’t pay attention to comparisons to his father, Gregg Allman.
“I just try to do my job. If I sat around thinking about what my father and uncle did, it would distract me from my job: to be a better musician, to be a better singer. I just try to be a normal cat,” said Devon Allman, who will be performing Tuesday at the Douglass Theatre in support of his second solo album, “Ragged and Dirty.”
His previous albums were blues-inspired and had all been recorded in the South, Allman said, adding that he made “Ragged and Dirty” in Chicago, where he hoped “to hit blues head on and capture the spirit of the city and its relationship” to electric blues.
The album debuted at No. 4 on Billboard’s blues chart when it was released Oct. 14, and Allman is excited to kick off the tour in support of it.
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“I’m very stoked. I’ve played the Douglass before and I’ve played in Macon maybe a dozen times,” he said.
Tuesday’s show will not only support Allman’s new album, but also will serve as the kick off to Douglass Goes Digital, a fundraising campaign to equip the “theater with a digital projector, 3D screen capacity and audio upgrades,” according to a news release.
“Anytime a charity is involved, it’s always a good thing,” Allman said. “I feel like it is an artist’s duty to pitch in.”
-- Laura Shirley
When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11
Where: Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door