Bands who name check other groups in interviews is often a bit shameless and there are only so many times that Zeppelin, Sabbath etc can be mentioned before it gets boring. So when you hear something new its time to take notice.
I got into the Black Crowes on the back of Aerosmith (and Zeppelin, naturally) and they name checked fellow southern rockers, the Allman Brothers as an influence along with the Faces et al. The Allmans outside of the rock fraternity are largely unknown, their most familiar tune (Jessica) is currently the opening theme to BBC's Top Gear (albeit reworked somewhat). Greg Allman was once married to Cher and his brother, Duane, wrote THE riff to Clapton's Layla.
The record is short, make no mistake and the first two numbers mooch along happily but don't light any fires, that is reserved for rather magnificent, Midnight Rider. A tune that regularly on repeat in this household for being just so god-damn cool. Coupled with a swampy reworking of Muddy Waters, Hoochie Coochie Man and some fine axe work in Leave My Blues at home and you have a very rich, feel good record from a band that you may have heard of. If you haven't, then treat youself.