Live: Royal Southern Brotherhood

Royal Southern Brotherhood brought their supergroup blues rock to Ramona Mainstage on Feb. 7, with Mother Grundy and Triple Deez opening.

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Royal Southern Brotherhood brought supergroup blues rock through Ramona Mainstage on Feb. 7.
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The band consists of bassist Charlie Wooten (left), guitarist Bart Walker (right), guitarist Devon Allman, drummer Yonrico Scott and singer/percussionist Cyril Neville.
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Mother Grundy and Triple Deez opened the show.
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Royal Southern Brotherhood released their self-titled debut album in 2012.
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The band was originally brought together by Reuben Williams, who managed both Neville (pictured) and the band's former guitarist Mike Zito.
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The two artists had previously collaborated on "Pearl River," the title track for Zito's 2009 album, and went on to win the Blues Music Award for Song of the Year.
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Allman (pictured), when presented with the idea of forming the band, was skeptical, saying: "Dude, are you crazy? That's like putting five quarterbacks in a room and saying 'go play football.'"
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But Allman and Zito were old acquaintances, and had actually worked together managing a Guitar Center store in 1999.
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Scott (pictured) joined as the band's drummer not long after the three frontmen (Allman, Zito and Neville) were on board.
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Wooten (left) joined the band around the same time as Scott.
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At 37, Allman (pictured) is the youngest while 63-year-old Neville is the eldest.
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Said Allman of the group: "We're not really reinventing the wheel here. We're just making sure it keeps rolling."
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The group made its stage debut in September 2011 at the Rock N' Bowl in New Orleans.
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The band's debut album hit No. 5 on the Billboard Blues Chart in May 2012, and No. 30 on the Heatseekers album chart, which includes all music genres.
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In 2013, the album was nominated for a Blues Music Award in the 'Rock Blues Album' category.
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In 2014, they won for a Blues Music Award in the DVD of the Year category for "Songs From The Road."
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In October of 2014, Zito left the band and Nashville guitarist Walker (pictured) joined.
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Triple Deez helped open the show. Fronted by blues/gospel/soul singer Dianne Day, the band primarily plays covers.
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Mother Grundy also opened the show, and is a San Diego band specializing in blues, Americana and rock.
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