Don't click or your IP will be banned Dickey Betts

 Home · Tour Dates · Guest Book · Forum · Links · Pictures    Login or Register


Navigate
 HOME
 Tour Dates
 Guest Book
 Forum
 Chat
 Merchandise
 Media Gallery
 Music
 Links
 Radio Betts
 Reviews
 Set Lists
 Tape Trading

 FACEBOOK
 YOUTUBE
 TWITTER

 Your Account
 Private Messages
 Members List
 Search
 Login
 Logout

Radio Betts
Currently Playing

-

[more song info]

Buy this CD now!


Next: Dickey Betts Band

[recently played]

[submit request]

[listen!]


Instant Message

· Buddy Box


Who's Online
There are 359 guests and 2 registered users on-line.

Private Messages

 

Dickey Betts & Great Southern 2014 Tour Schedule

MAY

JULY

AUGUST


Anatomy of a Song: 'Ramblin' Man' (from the Wall Street Journal)
The Allman Brothers Band was grieving in the fall of 1972. Their prior two albums—"At Fillmore East" and "Eat a Peach"—had pioneered a new sound by blending roadhouse blues and long, improvised rock guitar solos. But the motorcycle death a year earlier of Duane Allman—the band's co-founder and co-lead guitarist—was a blow that left the band's future uncertain.

In need of material for their next album, "Brothers and Sisters," guitarist Dickey Betts offered up "Ramblin' Man," a song he had written and hoped to sell in Nashville. The band liked the upbeat country song about wanderlust, but all agreed it would need an arrangement more in keeping with their blues-rock sound.

You can find the full story at WSJ.com

Dickey Betts and Derek Trucks!
It’s Saturday night and Sarasota resident Dickey Betts stands at the center of the stage looking lean and healthy. He’s wearing what appears to be the same cowboy hat, orange T-shirt, blue jeans and boots combo he donned during the superb show he played recently at Robarts Arena in Sarasota. Except this time, Betts is at the Beacon Theatre in New York City where he used to make magic every March with his old group, the Allman Brothers Band.

Betts walks on stage to join his former Allman Brothers Band cohort Derek Trucks and the rest the Tedeschi Trucks Band. The sight of this long-awaited, unexpected reunion causes members of the frenzied crowd to shout, “Oh my god!”

You can find the full story at TicketSarasota.com

Dickey Betts dazzles in Sarasota
Dickey Betts’ performance Saturday at Robarts Arena in Sarasota ranged from brilliant to emotive to ebullient, often in the same song. The guitar great, who has lived in the Sarasota area most of his life, elated and astounded the audience. He performed a set of cleverly updated, self-composed classics, mostly culled from his years with the Allman Brothers Band. In fact, it is doubtful Sarasota has hosted such a satisfying rock show since Dickey Betts and the rest of the original Allman Brothers played the same venue in 1971.

The headliner for the “Saving Austin’s Baby Blues” benefit, Dickey Betts and his backing band Great Southern took the stage around 9:30 p.m., launching into the dreamy introduction of “High Falls.” One of Betts’ most richly textured instrumentals, the song first appeared at nearly 15 minutes on the Allman Brothers Band’s 1975 album “Win or Lose Draw.” While striking in its original form, the composition reached a greater peak Saturday with bassist Pedro Arevalo leading the way for Betts’ fluid improvisations, which flowed over the spot-on drumming of Frankie Lombardi and Kenny Crawley. Guitarists Duane Betts (Dickey’s son), and Andy Aledort enriched the soundscape with delicate harmony lines and smart fills. Keyboardist Mike Kach glided in and out with flurries of keen notes. Dickey Betts and Great Southern sounded superb. The energy and creativity coming from the stage would continue throughout the special evening.

You can find the full story at TicketSarasota.com

Booking Dickey Betts & Great Southern
Dickey Betts & Great Southern booking contact: Steve Schenck at Resolution Agency, (212) 879-0620.

Dickey Betts & Great Southern management contact: David Spero, (216) 381-5544.


Allman Brothers Band Releasing Two Vintage Recordings
From Glide Magazine:

The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND is excited to announce the release of two high-quality vintage recordings of their early incarnations this February 12, 2013. The band--one of rock’s most iconic live acts and members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and recipients of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award--historically recorded many of their live shows and are selectively releasing their personal choices through the band’s ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND RECORDING COMPANY label, distributed through Entertainment One Music.br> The 2/12/13 releases include two especially unique shows. The 2/11/72 concert in their Macon, GA hometown is the ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND’s first show there after the death of founding guitarist DUANE ALLMAN and features the group as a five-piece with all original members: keyboardist GREGG ALLMAN, drummers BUTCH TRUCKS and JAIMOE, bassist BERRY OAKLEY and guitarist DICKEY BETTS. Never-before-heard in the bootleg market, the Macon performance showed the band in ferocious form, just two months before their legendary EAT A PEACH live album was released. The band’s 5/1/73 show at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY marked a much different line-up for the ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND.

Keyboardist CHUCK LEAVELL (who would later go on to the Rolling Stones) had joined the group in mid 1972 just before founding bassist BERRY OAKLEY’s untimely death. Jaimoe’s childhood friend LAMAR WILLIAMS was chosen to replace Berry Oakley six months prior to the Nassau recording. Four songs from this set had not appeared on any of the previous live or archival releases: “Come & Go Blues,” “Wasted Words,” “Jessica” and “Ramblin’ Man.” Like the 2/11/72 Macon show, this concert is from a two-track reel-to-reel soundboard master tape.

ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND
CITY AUDITORIUM, MACON, GA 2-11-72

DISC 1

STATESBORO BLUES..........4:09
DONE SOMEBODY WRONG..........3:34
AIN'T WASTING TIME NO MORE..........4:15
ONE WAY OUT..........6:49
MIDNIGHT RIDER..........2:55
YOU DON'T LOVE ME..........21:37
STORMY MONDAY..........7:58
HOOCHIE COOCHIE MAN..........4:40
HOT 'LANTA..........5:07

DISC 2
LES BRERS IN 'A' MINOR..........11:14
TROUBLE NO MORE..........3:53
WHIPPING POST..........15:45

ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND
NASSAU COLISEUM, UNIONDALE, NY 5-1-73

DISC 1

WASTED WORDS..........4:58
DONE SOMEBODY WRONG..........3:52
STATESBORO BLUES..........4:15
ONE WAY OUT..........7:42
STORMY MONDAY..........8:46
MIDNIGHT RIDER..........3:13
JESSICA..........10:25
COME AND GO BLUES..........4:58
RAMBLIN' MAN..........7:55
IN MEMORY OF ELIZABETH REED

DISC 2
TROUBLE NO MORE..........4:02
YOU DON'T LOVE ME..........6:19
LES BRERS IN 'A' MINOR..........19:12
WHIPPING POST..........18:40
MOUNTAIN JAM..........31:05:00

ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND
NASSAU COLISEUM, UNIONDALE, NY 5-1-73

DISC 1

WASTED WORDS..........4:58
DONE SOMEBODY WRONG..........3:52
STATESBORO BLUES..........4:15
ONE WAY OUT..........7:42
STORMY MONDAY..........8:46
MIDNIGHT RIDER..........3:13
JESSICA..........10:25
COME AND GO BLUES..........4:58
RAMBLIN' MAN..........7:55
IN MEMORY OF ELIZABETH REED

DISC 2
TROUBLE NO MORE..........4:02
YOU DON'T LOVE ME..........6:19
LES BRERS IN 'A' MINOR..........19:12
WHIPPING POST..........18:40
MOUNTAIN JAM..........31:05:00

Great Review from Ridgefield, CT
The name Dickey Betts is pretty much synonymous with The Allman Brothers Band and while he hasn’t been a member in quite some time, the man’s guitar playing and long improvisational solos prove that his sound was vital to their growth and maturity over the years as it’s been a staple one to many ears and keeps going strong... For more, check out Craig J. Sandor's excellent review at the Live Music Blog!

DICKEY BETTS & GREAT SOUTHERN TO OFFER NEW LIMITED-EDITION LIVE CD SETS!
For the first time since 2004, Dickey Betts & Great Southern have partnered with RockHouse Live Media Productions to offer new "instant" live CDs of the upcoming shows in April and again in June! These will be strictly limited to 500 copies for each show, and each CD set, packaged in handsome double-CD digipaks, will be individually numbered to commemorate the edition. Not to be confused with "sound board" recordings, these are fully mixed and mastered on the fly, so not only can you walk out with one in your hand (if you go to the show), but you will also have "near studio quality". Brought to you by the same team that has recorded Peter Frampton for over 130 shows, you will love this CD set. Whether or not you are going to the concert, you can pre-order your copy by going to RockHouseLive. You may opt to pick your CD up at the show, or you may have it conveniently shipped home to you - your choice! Either way, don't wait: the 2004 recordings sold out, and we expect these to as well! Reserve your copy today at RockHouseLive!

Gibson Exclusive: Dickey Betts Talks Allman Brothers and His Legendary SG
In the early days, The Allman Brothers Band was brought to life by the earth-shattering interplay of guitarists Dickey Betts and Duane Allman. Gibson Custom has commemorated the guitar legends’ partnership with the new Dickey Betts “From One Brother to Another” SG. The guitar is an exacting reproduction of one of the most famous axes in music history, the SG Standard Dickey gave to Duane. Betts recently stopped by the Gibson Custom Shop in Nashville, Tennessee, and spoke with fellow guitarist Lee Roy Parnell about the SG, his days with the Allmans and what he’s got planned for the future.
Check out the whole article, with exclusive video, at Gibson.com, and for more information on the Dickey Betts SG, you can check it out here!

Follow Dickey Betts and Great Southern all over the web!
You can now keep tabs on Dickey Betts and Great Southern all over the web! Whether it is FaceBook, our YouTube feed, or our Twitter page (or all of the above!), we have all of your favorite networking sites covered!


 

Login
 



 


Don't have an account yet? Create one and make this your personal spot on the Web!
Forgot your password?
Trouble logging in?

Tour Dates

Monday, Apr 21, 2014

No Events Today

[week]


Only 11 days, 14 hours, 3 minutes until the next concert!

View Calendar

Today in History

Gallery Pick

Micro-Chat


And he said...

I just wanted to do some acoustic stuff. It was really before I was hip to the O Brother, Where Art Thou? stuff. I didn’t even know about that at the time. Ironically, The Collectors record is selling 3:1 to my Let’s Get Together record. I think maybe the success of the O Brother, Where Art Thou? album probably has a lot to do with that. Of course when we play our full show we play an acoustic set. A nice part of doing the album is that I had my, well, I wouldn’t exactly call him my guitar teacher, but – Dave Liles – play with us. Dave is a western swing player. I’ve known him since I was 18. He plays on the two western swing tunes on the cd. You can kind of pick him out between Danny and me. He’s so subtle that you overlook him at first, but then you hear him and say, “Damn!”

-- Dickey Betts

 Home · Tour Dates · Guest Book · Forum · Links · Pictures 

Privacy | Terms of Service

All content is copyright 2009 Betts Back Alley unless otherwise noted and may not be downloaded, copied, or used in any way without prior written permission.

Don't click or your IP will be banned