Thread: yay Dickey!

Carol - 12/7/2017 at 03:02 PM

praying I'm reading this right




http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20171206/dickey-betts-to-make-announcemen t-dec-12


ABBDutchFan - 12/7/2017 at 06:18 PM

Sure would be great!


Delawhere - 12/7/2017 at 07:21 PM

Dickey ... if you or somebody close to you reads HTW and the Forum section -- please play again if you want to. Believe me, there will be an audience for you and we're not talking about saloons and bars. But the most important thing is that you feel like getting up in front of people and playing again. That brings a smile to all of our faces. So, go for it...

PS -- Please make sure the Philadelphia area is on your tour schedule (of course, I had to throw that in...).


emr - 12/7/2017 at 07:28 PM

Tower theater and Beacon I'm thinking. And re: this tour. Dickey is a somnabitch with a long memory. Packed house at the Beacon is revenge for the last man standing.


pops42 - 12/7/2017 at 07:45 PM

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Tower theater and Beacon I'm thinking. And re: this tour. Dickey is a somnabitch with a long memory. Packed house at the Beacon is revenge for the last man standing.
Revenge?, for what??.


emr - 12/7/2017 at 08:02 PM

For a certain infamous fax. It is no secret that the ABB played better venues after the split. With Butch and Gregg gone I just think that this is part of the motivation for the timing


jparadise - 12/7/2017 at 08:28 PM

Probably time to let that go, no?


emr - 12/7/2017 at 08:43 PM

I have no beef. I always say we got 15 years of 2 1/2 hr shows that the original lineup. Would never had been able to match. That lineup would have played 75 min at westbury

But re Dickey I think it bothered him a tad more


Delawhere - 12/7/2017 at 10:31 PM

Excuse me for posting on this subject again, but I forgot something important -- Dickey is obviously gauging interest from the fans and whether they would support him if he does decide to tour again. Members of the ABB extended family have to make sure he understands that we very much want it to happen and how excited we are at just the possibility of seeing him play live again. So, let's pump it up because we all know how precious time is and how fleeting, and this might never happen again. Pax...


BIGV - 12/7/2017 at 10:59 PM

Gonna throw in my .02 here.... Is this for love of the music?...or for the $$?..In this case it would make a difference for me...I've always thought an acoustic show with another famous performer would rock. The two of them would play songs and tell stories, talk to the crowd and laugh. Dickey with Fogerty, Rossington or Gibbons would be spectacular! Two chairs, two guitars and away we go.....I would travel for a show like that....Small halls and history.

If it's just Dickey and a cast of players hitting "Ramblin' Man" and "Jessica"......No thanks!

C' Mon Dickey, just imagine the fun.


The_Newt - 12/7/2017 at 11:12 PM

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Gonna throw in my .02 here.... Is this for love of the music?...or for the $$?..In this case it would make a difference for me...I've always thought an acoustic show with another famous performer would rock. The two of them would play songs and tell stories, talk to the crowd and laugh. Dickey with Fogerty, Rossington or Gibbons would be spectacular! Two chairs, two guitars and away we go.....I would travel for a show like that....Small halls and history.

If it's just Dickey and a cast of players hitting "Ramblin' Man" and "Jessica"......No thanks!

C' Mon Dickey, just imagine the fun.

Dickey/Richard does not need money.

The Allmans and even Dickey's band are an east coast band and have been for decades.

While I like your idea and think it would have been great had Gregg and Dickey done this when Gregg was still alive, I don't see that tour selling well or doing well today in late 2017.

[Edited on 12/8/2017 by The_Newt]


redhouse1969 - 12/8/2017 at 12:45 AM

uh... unless I missed something Dickey is not the "last man" standing.

That being said... I hope to see Dickey at least one more time.

Columbus, Pittsburg, NYC, ATL would be ok by me...


bird72 - 12/8/2017 at 01:47 AM

C'mon, Dickey, confuse everyone except me and play Montana.........


BIGV - 12/8/2017 at 01:53 AM

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Dickey/Richard does not need money.


OK

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I don't see that tour selling well or doing well today in late 2017.


Dickey/Richard does not need money


tcatanesi - 12/8/2017 at 02:45 AM

Looking forward to the Devon Allman Project tomorrow night at the Fillmore.

Will be wearing my Dickey Betts Highway Call t-shirt.

Where It All Began.


The_Newt - 12/8/2017 at 03:26 AM

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Dickey/Richard does not need money.


OK

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I don't see that tour selling well or doing well today in late 2017.


Dickey/Richard does not need money

Yes, Dickey/Richard does not need money, but concert promoters, executives who own venues, etc. would love to get as much money as they can from selling tickets to see Dickey Betts.

If Dickey plays any shows, let's hope Peter Shaprio isn't involved at all.



[Edited on 12/8/2017 by The_Newt]


emr - 12/8/2017 at 03:44 AM

quote:
uh... unless I missed something Dickey is not the "last man" standing.

That being said... I hope to see Dickey at least one more time.

Columbus, Pittsburg, NYC, ATL would be ok by me...


re: last man Jaimoe seemed relatively distance from the three waring parties. I haven't buried him prematurely


matt05 - 12/8/2017 at 05:30 AM

exciting times


jszfunk - 12/8/2017 at 11:52 AM

Hope for the best!!!


joyful_noise - 12/8/2017 at 12:31 PM

If he isn't sober i will pass.

If he is truly dedicated to putting out the very best music he can, I am on board.

I would love to see him knock this out of the park and then follow it up with an opening slot for the TTB this summer with the Wheels of Soul tour 2018.

The road does not go on forever, he should get it while he can. I am just concerned about the quality of the product.


Someone posted this in another forum as a dream line-up.

Dickey - Guitars and Vocals
Jack Pearson - Guitars
Oteil - Bass and Vocals
Jaimoe and D. Trucks - Drums
Marc Q. - Percussion
Chuck Leavell - Keys
Jimmy Hall - Harp and Vocals
Randall Bramlett - Sax and Keys
Bonnie and Bekka Bramlett - Vocals


pops42 - 12/8/2017 at 01:53 PM

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If he isn't sober i will pass.

If he is truly dedicated to putting out the very best music he can, I am on board.

I would love to see him knock this out of the park and then follow it up with an opening slot for the TTB this summer with the Wheels of Soul tour 2018.

The road does not go on forever, he should get it while he can. I am just concerned about the quality of the product.


Someone posted this in another forum as a dream line-up.

Dickey - Guitars and Vocals
Jack Pearson - Guitars
Oteil - Bass and Vocals
Jaimoe and D. Trucks - Drums
Marc Q. - Percussion
Chuck Leavell - Keys
Jimmy Hall - Harp and Vocals
Randall Bramlett - Sax and Keys
Bonnie and Bekka Bramlett - Vocals
This would be incredible. Even if it was a one-off deal [Ryman Nashville] with some guests, taped for TV special. Vince Gill should be asked to participate.



[Edited on 12/8/2017 by pops42]


sully - 12/8/2017 at 03:11 PM

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Dickey - Guitars and Vocals
Jack Pearson - Guitars
Oteil - Bass and Vocals
Jaimoe and D. Trucks - Drums
Marc Q. - Percussion
Chuck Leavell - Keys
Jimmy Hall - Harp and Vocals
Randall Bramlett - Sax and Keys
Bonnie and Bekka Bramlett - Vocals


that is an incredible, and expensive, lineup. But I would buy it immediately. And most of them are active musicians with nice paying gigs - I don't see it happening.

I do think that whatever the lineup is, it would need some players that can really push Dickey and also be a draw unto themselves. The second guitarist especially. I hope someone underwrites this and it's not dickey doing this out of pocket.


StratDal - 12/8/2017 at 04:50 PM

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Probably time to let that go, no?


Indeed.


tcatanesi - 12/8/2017 at 06:28 PM

Now I'm even more excited for tonight! Didn't know they'd add B.O. Jr., Brooklyn Allman, Robert Randolph. Feeling fortunate they picked our neck of the woods to kick off the tour.

"The Devon Allman Project with special guests Duane Betts, Berry Oakley Jr, Alex Orbison, G Love, Brooklyn Allman, Robert Randolph, Bobby Whitlock, Coco Carmel, Samantha Fish, Luther & Cody Dickinson, Jimmy Hall, & Peter Levin to perform on what would have been Gregg Allman's 70th birthday!"


Lee - 12/8/2017 at 07:48 PM

quote:
If he isn't sober i will pass.

If he is truly dedicated to putting out the very best music he can, I am on board.

I would love to see him knock this out of the park and then follow it up with an opening slot for the TTB this summer with the Wheels of Soul tour 2018.

The road does not go on forever, he should get it while he can. I am just concerned about the quality of the product.


Someone posted this in another forum as a dream line-up.

Dickey - Guitars and Vocals
Jack Pearson - Guitars
Oteil - Bass and Vocals
Jaimoe and D. Trucks - Drums
Marc Q. - Percussion
Chuck Leavell - Keys
Jimmy Hall - Harp and Vocals
Randall Bramlett - Sax and Keys
Bonnie and Bekka Bramlett - Vocals


Yeah it would be some kind of lineup for sure. Wow, that would be great!

And I know it wouldn't happen given the history but throw in Jimmy Herring if one can dream.


nebish - 12/8/2017 at 11:54 PM

After the ABB wrapped things up, Gregg was back on the road, I always hoped that Gregg and Dickey's path would cross musically - kind of like BigV says, perhaps doing some live acoustic sets with dialogue between the songs. At this point I would probably enjoy the stories as much as the music. Stories we probably know, maybe some we don't, just the opportunity to hear a musician of this significance speak to and play and sing the songs that both of us love.

Should he choose to play some shows, whatever the format, I would do my best to attend.

So what were the 10 cities people replied on?


Rusty - 12/9/2017 at 12:02 AM

It would sure be great to see Mr. Betts up there playing music again. I think he is worthy of one of those Don Was tribute shows. That dream line-up would be a great core band! I'm sure Dickey has inspired artists varying in style from bluegrass to country to jazz and blues who would all stand up and play for him!


MACONMUSIC - 12/9/2017 at 01:21 AM

Mmmm...In the words of Arte Johnson from Laugh-In; Verrrrry Interesting....

My next thought is by no means meant as a slam to the last version of GS, but if he does come back I really hope it's done right with some of the current "young lions" like the Trucks brothers, guys from Widespread or Devon, or guys who will draw and really light a fire under his ass and elevate him. Present it like a career tribute with special guest performers, people he has influenced. Would hope its more than a bar/club tour with the last version of GS. IMO, I don't think they ever lit his music up and played it with the joy and energy it deserves to be played with. They tended to come off more like....Well, a bar band....Feel free to disagree or flame me for that but I for one would really like to see his career/music done justice in a "tribute" kind of way. He deserves it every bit as much as Gregg did. And it should happen while he's still here.


slothrop8 - 12/9/2017 at 06:03 AM

I'd love to see it, and here's my pitch - Dickey with Gov't Mule + Duane Betts and Quinones. Reassemble most of the '87-'88 Dickey Betts Band - but assume he'll probably want 2 drummers and assume Duane will likely go out with him. Mule opens each night, then the expanded band set with Dickey giving you as much as he can and Duane with the Mule to fall back on.


jszfunk - 12/9/2017 at 01:27 PM

Like others have mentioned , if Dickey were to do this ,he would have to be surround by the right cast of people.

[Edited on 12/9/2017 by jszfunk]


PhotoRon286 - 12/9/2017 at 02:16 PM

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I'd love to see it, and here's my pitch - Dickey with Gov't Mule + Duane Betts and Quinones. Reassemble most of the '87-'88 Dickey Betts Band - but assume he'll probably want 2 drummers and assume Duane will likely go out with him. Mule opens each night, then the expanded band set with Dickey giving you as much as he can and Duane with the Mule to fall back on.


At this point in their careers, Dickey should be opening for Mule.


thetoweringfool - 12/9/2017 at 03:19 PM

Man, that's exciting!! My initial thought, as others have said...is their needs to be a star-studded band assembled. Have time to rehearse a little n work arrangements out. Chuck as musical director is a no-brained. Bring in Jackie P for Duane stuff. Both of them can help with singing. What would really would be amazing if he got Jaimoe n "Kid Quinones" to support Duane Trucks! Lastly...get BOjr n Set him up w/ The Tractor. Game over. Macon, GA here we come!


WaitinForRain - 12/9/2017 at 05:03 PM

I'd personally not cross the street for any GS 'reunion'. Dickey Betts didn't fill halls with GS because he was essentially fronting a bar band. GS sucked; the star and his backing band. Yuck.

If Dickey surrounded himself with good players - mebbe pulling from Jaimoe's band, Gregg's band, then I can see it. Not sure DB has the 1) chops or 2) the mental/emotional health for touring either, let's be real on that one.

Limited dates, nice halls, all star band? Yup.

GS? Stay home. Nothing to see there....


funkyfitter - 12/9/2017 at 05:17 PM

I want to start out by saying that I absolutely love Dickey ! His guitar playing is what got me into the Allman Brothers !
That being said, I haven't seen him in about 8 years or so and that's because the 6 or so times before that I did see him weren't good shows. Was it booze, drugs, diminishing skills, or a combination ? I've seen the video of him playing with the TTB and to put it bluntly, he doesn't have the chops anymore to play like I'm sure he'd want to ! My past 12 - 15 years of Dickey performances would have me passing on this.
Long live the music !


robslob - 12/9/2017 at 07:51 PM

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If he isn't sober i will pass.

If he is truly dedicated to putting out the very best music he can, I am on board.


I am with joyful_noise on this, 100%. And if you've read the recent Rolling Stone Dickey interview (Issue 1301, 11-30-17), he is still drinking. The first line of the RS piece starts off, "Leaning forward on a couch in his home on the west coast of Florida, two cans of Budweiser in front of him......."
And later, "It's time to head to Betts' favorite local bar, Mad Moe's."

Until he's sober, I wouldn't rely on Dickey to walk out there and tear it up. That said, the last time I saw him, probably 6 or 7 years ago in San Francisco, he was pretty damn good. But I've heard too many pitiful tales and seen some pretty bad video in the last 10 years also.


bird72 - 12/9/2017 at 08:31 PM

I think the screwin' around should just stop. Someone with cahuna's should just simply say that anyone that goes to see Dickey Betts is just a flippin' fool. You are dumb. Throwing money out. Wasting time. Totally stupid to do it. Not observant and smart like some. Of low ethics!

These are not my thoughts. Helping the between the lines apparent vagueness. Bird for Clarity.


Fretsman - 12/9/2017 at 08:40 PM

I have seen the latest rendition of Great Southern multiple times and love them. They have remained relatively together for the last 8 years. They swapped out James Vernando for Kenny Crowley a couple years back on 2nd drum alongside Frankie Lombardi, but the core has been steady. I saw Andy Aledort's first show (I think) with the band at Mexicali Live in Teaneck, NJ. I'm an Andy fan (I have about 10 of his How To DVD's)I remember him conversing often onstage with Duane Betts that night. Mike Kach has the toughest job singing Gregg's vocals and is an outstanding keyboard player in his own right. Pedro Arevalo brings it heavy on bass. Solid thumping and few bring it like Berry. He also sings the occasional Berry tunes, it's rare but nice if you're lucky Dickeys decide to squeak it in. The band has brought it professionally every night. They with Dickey of course have actually maintained more of the earthy ABB natural sound. Their criticism is unwarranted.

DB & GS IMOER 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWc4o5NWS1o

I personally would love to see Mr. Betts with Great Southern or in any form that he would so choose. For a man in his 70's, He's still a stallion and better than a great percentage of todays guitarists who are in their prime. For most of the players in their prime have never written anything near the historical status that Mr. Betts has graced us with. That includes ALL guitarists that have played his songs ansd haven't. Hands down, uncontested fact. Dickey opens for no one unless it's a festival and at a time of his choosing. He's been the wealthiest of all brothers said to be in the 50 Million dollar man range. He doesn't need the money and for the last 10 years has done it out of love for the music and for the joy of the crowd. I'm appreciative. If he was to lose either one we'd never see our national treasure perform again.

I would be the joy in the crowd, I just hope he still has the love for the music.



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[Edited on 12/12/2017 by Fretsman]


Lee - 12/9/2017 at 08:49 PM

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I'd love to see it, and here's my pitch - Dickey with Gov't Mule + Duane Betts and Quinones. Reassemble most of the '87-'88 Dickey Betts Band - but assume he'll probably want 2 drummers and assume Duane will likely go out with him. Mule opens each night, then the expanded band set with Dickey giving you as much as he can and Duane with the Mule to fall back on.


At this point in their careers, Dickey should be opening for Mule.


You beat me to it Ron. Unless it was something out of respect, there's no way Mule should open for Dickey unless they did a two night thing where one plays first and the other night second. Mule can sell a lot more tickets than Dickey.


WaitinForRain - 12/10/2017 at 01:14 AM

How many 'fans' are going to be thrilled if the shows are ____?
No way does the man have a tour in him.


canuckABBfan - 12/10/2017 at 10:19 AM

My take on it.... I was thrilled when I heard he was on stage with TTB a few years ago and then I kind of cringed watching it, I loved seeing him playing again but he seemed really rusty.... and I hoped that's all it was.

I hope if he does some shows that he's up to it... I'd love nothing more if he does and is!


slothrop8 - 12/10/2017 at 02:42 PM

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I'd love to see it, and here's my pitch - Dickey with Gov't Mule + Duane Betts and Quinones. Reassemble most of the '87-'88 Dickey Betts Band - but assume he'll probably want 2 drummers and assume Duane will likely go out with him. Mule opens each night, then the expanded band set with Dickey giving you as much as he can and Duane with the Mule to fall back on.


At this point in their careers, Dickey should be opening for Mule.


You beat me to it Ron. Unless it was something out of respect, there's no way Mule should open for Dickey unless they did a two night thing where one plays first and the other night second. Mule can sell a lot more tickets than Dickey.


Obviously this is a hypothetical - but it's most likely a farewell tour for a legend. Of course the Mule are the vastly superior act and have been for at least 20 years, but this would be a final bow for one of the all-time greats, akin to when BB King would go on last at Clapton's Crossroads Festival or something. If Dickey comes out of retirement for what will most likely one last series of shows - he's not going to be the opener - regardless of who he goes out with or how well they play.

[Edited on 12/10/2017 by slothrop8]


The_Newt - 12/10/2017 at 10:12 PM

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I'd love to see it, and here's my pitch - Dickey with Gov't Mule + Duane Betts and Quinones. Reassemble most of the '87-'88 Dickey Betts Band - but assume he'll probably want 2 drummers and assume Duane will likely go out with him. Mule opens each night, then the expanded band set with Dickey giving you as much as he can and Duane with the Mule to fall back on.


At this point in their careers, Dickey should be opening for Mule.


You beat me to it Ron. Unless it was something out of respect, there's no way Mule should open for Dickey unless they did a two night thing where one plays first and the other night second. Mule can sell a lot more tickets than Dickey.


Obviously this is a hypothetical - but it's most likely a farewell tour for a legend. Of course the Mule are the vastly superior act and have been for at least 20 years, but this would be a final bow for one of the all-time greats, akin to when BB King would go on last at Clapton's Crossroads Festival or something. If Dickey comes out of retirement for what will most likely one last series of shows - he's not going to be the opener - regardless of who he goes out with or how well they play.

[Edited on 12/10/2017 by slothrop8]

I don't see Dickey playing with Warren or gov't mule, since despite what Warren says in interviews he and Dickey really do not like each other or get along, and it has been this way for decades.

I also do not think that Dickey would play with Jaimoe but you never know what will happen.

[Edited on 12/12/2017 by The_Newt]


74Jer - 12/10/2017 at 10:40 PM

This sounds cool if new original material is to be played, Dickey has a worthy supporting cast, and his chops are up to snuff. Hopefully there would be little reliance on 40+ year old material, nameless bandmates, and predictable soloing.

On a side note, I would like to see something from the American Music Tour released, as this was definitely a highlight.


74Jer - 12/10/2017 at 11:55 PM

Here is how a 70+ year old can play, if so inclined....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPWa9F4UBQQ

John McLaughlin stars around 1:20:00


NYCScammer - 12/11/2017 at 01:44 AM

I'll be waiting with bells on at the Viking for Dickie to join Andy Aledort and friends for an unannounced visit. Maybe even make the trip into the Beacon if that's in the mix for a tour stop. The Viking would be epic.

Be safe.


The_Newt - 12/12/2017 at 01:24 PM

http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20171212/exclusive-allman-brothers-co-fou nder-dickey-betts-plans-select-tour-dates-for-2018

“Ramblin’ Man,” “Jessica” and “Blue Sky” singer, songwriter and guitar great has spent past three years in retirement at his Sarasota County home.

SARASOTA COUNTY — The Allman Brothers Band that Dickey Betts propelled to pop stardom with his song “Ramblin’ Man” played its final shows in October of 2014. Soon after, the singer-guitarist also responsible for writing the classics “Jessica,” “Blue Sky” and “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” decided to retire from his own, separate touring career following a hometown performance at Robarts Arena.

Three years later, on Tuesday, his 74th birthday, Betts announced he’s returning to the road. Described by his longtime manager David Spero “as a birthday present to himself” the rock icon has decided “to go out and play a select group of dates.” An email blast has been sent to concert promoters to see what options are available.

“Everywhere I go fans keep saying they want me to get out and play again,” Betts said from his Sarasota County home. “I think the time is right.”

Raised in Manatee County and a resident of Sarasota County in recent years, Betts split with the Allman Brothers Band in 2000 after a ’90s comeback that found the group releasing several acclaimed new studio albums, winning a Grammy for a live performance of “Jessica,” and being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Betts would spend the next 14 years mostly touring as Dickey Betts & Great Southern with a first-rate roster of musicians including Betts’ son, Duane Betts, sharing lead guitar duties with him. During that period, Betts only performed his own originals or the blues songs he helped arrange during his years with the Allman Brothers Band.

Before Gregg Allman died May 27, he and Betts rekindled their friendship that dates back to when the two men were among the six founding members of the Allman Brothers Band.

“I’m so glad I was able to have a couple good talks with him before he passed,” Betts said in a statement posted the day Allman died. “In fact I was about to call him to check and see how he was when I got the call. It’s a very sad thing. I, along with the entire Great Southern family, pass along my deepest sympathies to Gregg’s family, friends, and fans.”

The 2018 concert dates will feature Betts peppering his setlists with songs written by Allman, whose credits include “Midnight Rider,” “Melissa” and “Whipping Post.” The 23-minute live version of “Whipping Post” from the Allman Brothers Band’s masterful, breakthrough album “At Fillmore East” famously features the dual lead guitar playing of Betts and Duane Allman.

“I think the fans deserve to hear a few of Gregg’s song as well, so I’m pulling out some classics,” Betts said.

Gregg’s older sibling, Duane Allman died in a motorcycle crash in 1971 and then bassist Berry Oakley met the same tragic fate about a year later. Drummer Butch Trucks died earlier this year.

Betts and drummer Jai Johanny “Jaimoe” Johanson are the only surviving members of the original Allman Brothers Band, which pioneered the Southern rock movement with an inspired blend of rock and blues, informed by country and jazz.

“We really gave this a lot of thought as to how and what the show will be,” Spero said. “Even I can’t wait to see it.”

The Dickey Betts Band that will hit the road in 2018 will consist of Dickey and son Duane sharing lead guitar duties.

“Dickey is talking to some of the guys he has played with,” Spero said. “We should know in a couple of weeks who will comprise the band.”


Zambi - 12/12/2017 at 02:59 PM

I don't really want to get into this Mule/TTB debate vis-a-vis Dickey's new band. But if Dickey does go out with another band that is a larger draw than Dickey's band, they could use the Jimmy Herring/John McLaughlin tour as a template of how to feature both bands separately and together. Dickey plays a set. The 'bigger' band plays a set. Then Dickey (and his band) comes out and plays with the 'bigger' band and they play a full set together. That might also be a good way to showcase Dickey on some of Gregg's songs.

Just thinking aloud....


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