SouthBound captures the music and spirit of the world's greatest Southern rock band,
recreating the Allman Brothers' mix of rock, R&B, blues, country, and jazz –
a once-in-a-lifetime concert experience
two guitars scream Ramblin' Man
two drummers smoke In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
Whipping Post is off the hook...
"Best Damn Band..." – Laughlin Entertainer
SouthBound is more than a musical tribute to the Allman Brothers Band; it's also one of the best damn bands you’ll ever hear in concert. Close your eyes, and you’ll think you’re actually at the Fillmore East with the Allmans in 1971. Even if you don’t have a clue about the Allman Brothers, SouthBound is STILL the best damn band you've ever heard!
SouthBound’s powerful blues-rock is uniquely tinged with elements of country, jazz, and even classical, redefining rock music and its boundaries. The extended on-stage jamming is altering the standards of concert performance in the same manner as the Allman Brothers Band at their peak: always exciting, never self-indulgent. The music has a distinctly Southern voice, which is only natural since all ofSouthBound’s players are either originally from the US South or have spent significant time there.
SouthBound recreates the lineup of the original Allman Brothers Band: two drummers, two guitarists, bass, and keyboards. Each band member has major performance skills; the talents blend in incredible ways.
Mickey Chance (keyboards/lead vocals) is often referred to as the Allmans’ long-lost third brother because of his appearance and performance; the similarity to Gregg is uncanny. He plays it close to the vest, but this much is known: Mickey has performed around the world, including Singapore, Bangkok, Africa, Alaska, and Hawaii; at Radio City Music Hall, the Louisiana Superdome, on the Tonight Show (five times.) Mickey also enjoyed an extended stay in Jacksonville, FL, the cradle of Southern rock.
Bill Horn (guitar/lead vocals) is from Fort Worth, TX. Bill plays almost anything with strings, including acoustic/electric 6 & 12 string, B-bender and slide bottleneck guitars; dobro; mandolin; and longhorn bass. He was named the California Country Music Association’s Lead Guitar Player of the Year in 1997, and has played gigs from the Lone Star Café in New York City to the island of Oahu, including the Tonight Show with Kim Carnes. Bill’s playing and singing are eerily similar to Dickey Betts'; you’ve gotta hear it to believe it.
Tom Bethke (guitar/vocals) is no stranger to the blues, being born and raised in the Chicago area. He has worked with a wide variety of performers, including Joe Williams, Van Dyke Parks, Dusty Springfield, Jan Hammer, Michael Wolff, Gary Morris, Les McCann, and Juice Newton. He interprets the guitar artistry of Duane Allman as if actually channeling the spirit of the past master.
Lynn “Wooly” Woolever (bass) was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and spent time in Jacksonville, FL, before coming to California. His influences include the blues of Jimi Hendrix, Cream, and Led Zeppelin, and he has the funkiest groove known to man. He is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music, and has performed with Clarence Clemons (from Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band), Tori Amos, Wayne Cochran, Brenda Russell, Garth Hudson of the Band, and Glenn Yarborough. Wooly”s bass is SouthBound’s rocket fuel.
Lynn “Skins” Coulter (drums/vocals), was born in New Orleans, LA, and came to California by way of Jackson, MS, and Memphis, TN. He has recorded or toured with Leon Russell, Paul Butterfield, Dan Peek of ‘America’, Carole King, and Rita Coolidge. He has also performed with Mary Wells, the Drifters, the Coasters, Bo Diddley, Little Anthony, the Shirelles, and the Marvellettes. The energy he brings is an essential component of a SouthBound concert.
Dennis Lee Edwards (drums) hails from the San Francisco Bay area, and has toured the US and Europe with Eric Burdon, Eddie Money, John Waite, Lowen & Navarro, Mark Lindsay, and Joe Cerisano. Dennis, much like Butch Trucks, is SouthBound’s metronome, laying down the smokin’ groove that allows the vocalists and soloists to soar.
A SouthBound concert captures the music and spirit of the world's greatest Southern rock band. Two drummers on every tune, two screaming guitars on "Rambling Man", wistful vocals on "Midnight Rider", slinky slide solos on "One Way Out", the frenetic energy of "Whipping Post"...all more powerful than the originals. Signature details blend with classic jams and improvisations, creating a once-in-a-lifetime live concert experience.
SouthBound – the Best Damn Band You've Ever Heard