This just came up on my facebook page - so glad I saw him last summer - this makes me sad but I totally understand where he is coming from.
This has been a very tough year so far for Dickey Betts. At Christmastime, his brother Joel was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. A few weeks ago, Joel passed away. Dickey and Joel were very close, in fact sharing the same birthday.
Dickey advised me that he has decided to discontinue touring until further notice.
He also wanted everyone who posted condolences to know it meant a lot to him to read them. I hope you join me and respect the privacy of the Betts family at this time.
At Bonnaroo last year The TTB did that “Superjam” thing and it was amazing. Apparently they are now stepping it up:
Lockn’ Festival Confirms Joe Cocker Tribute Featuring Tedeschi Trucks Band, Leon Russell, Rita Coolidge, Chris Robinson and More
This year at Lockn’, a special tribute to the late Joe Cocker will take place featuring Tedeschi Trucks Band, Leon Russell, Dave Mason, Rita Coolidge, Chris Robinson, Doyle Bramhall II and others to be announced later. The project includes several of those who were involved with Cocker in the Mad Dogs & Englishmen project including Russell, Dave Mason and Rita Coolidge.
Lockn’ co-founder Dave Frey told Relix, “Last year, In preparing for LOCKN’ 2014, we worked very hard to pair Joe Cocker with the Tedeschi Trucks Band, an idea that handlers for both Artists were warm to. Eventually Joe’s team said “perhaps next year.” This year we revisited the idea and Joe’s team immediately passed, sadly we now all know why.”
Frey added, “Because the performances and songs from that tour (and the following record and movie) were so impactful, a seed was planted. A lot of time was then spent hearing from those who were there, listening to the CD’s, and watching the movie. A determination was made that a single singer would not be standing in the Joe Cocker spot, and that Leon Russell, Chris Robinson, Susan Tedeschi, Dave Mason and Rita Coolidge would each interpret a few songs. There are more Artists that will soon be added, and I’m certain that all the work it’s taken to put this together will make for yet another once in a lifetime exclusive Lockn’ performance.”
Anybody near Beacon,NY? I am playing there at Max on Main this Saturday the 11th @9pm.....a duo with my girlfriend,Judy.Stop in.....some of you are already on board! Peace! ----------------------- David Stoltz
b4 I head out..Deb and East Coast FLA fans, in case you missed this-
Butch Trucks has announced he will be playing a Pre-Wanee Festival warmup Show at The Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton, Florida on April 14th.
Joining him will be Berry Oakley, Jr. along with some very special friends and guests. The Funky Biscuit is undoubtedly one of South Florida's best music club venues and if you are an Allman Brothers fan, this show is not to be missed.
dang it, I wish Butch they would think about doing this here in SW FLA too.
Am very excited, years and years ago ripped out the lawn and gave away the exotics, planted the garden in mostly FLA natives.
We enjoy being surrounded birds singing, bees buzzing , butterflies on wing... we did it IMO Brother Duane. His music is so inspirational to me. So wild and free..
This has been a good year for the Springtime wildflowers, best ever..
Nearing full bloom, fantastic drifts of yellows , blues, soft buttery whites, chartreuse , peachy corals and fuchsia have exploded into living
color...Butterflies r everywhere
the best part, we saved a "snag" (dead tree trunk) a coconut palm the hurricane blew the top off of..it happens..to everything is a purpose
Easter morning, we noticed a tiny..so tiny..perhaps 6 inches from the tip of his little ear tufts to the tip of his tail, Eastern Screech Owl hiding in a little mini Date Palm growing under the old snag..
Even smaller then a Burrowing Owl, I thought he was a baby Great Horned Owl at first glance. Id never seen anything like him before
He sits right up next to the trunk, blending in perfectly camouflaged , while the thorny palm fronds, covered with horrific needle spines, wave up and down in front of him in the breeze. Like guards waving swords .
We could hear a mate calling to him after sunset... while he hunted geckos out back and returned her cries.
This morning she appeared, delicate and ladylike, but now this afternoon she disappeared. They barely open their eyes during the day, let alone fly off.
Im sure she must be starting to nest inside coconut palm snag, entered through holes the Red-belly Woodpeckers drilled. Leastways, hope she is...
Wish us luck. Am trying to work brown coloured flashing into some kind of raccoon guard, to protect possible future owlets.
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