Thread: Dickey Betts to tour in 2018.

The_Newt - 12/12/2017 at 01:20 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.”


anthonyspare - 12/12/2017 at 01:23 PM

Hell yes.


porkchopbob - 12/12/2017 at 01:36 PM

Wow. Didn't think this would ever happen again.


sully - 12/12/2017 at 02:40 PM

excited for this. really excited actually. i see it as the last time to see the man live and in person.


rainy - 12/12/2017 at 02:43 PM

so so exciting ... also bringing Melissa , Whipping Post, Midnight rider...
This should be epic on all fronts...
Make no demands I’ll be happy with whatever DB and Band produce .. I was around in the earlier
Days ( for his and mine ) none of us are the same as we really age ... so with that in mind waiting
On the list of dates and places

[Edited on 12/12/2017 by rainy]


Zambi - 12/12/2017 at 02:54 PM

Hell yes. I hope he gets some (relatively) heavy hitters in his band so he can fill some larger venues that he deserves to be playing at, and not 500-750 seat clubs/theaters as his last few tours seemed to take him. Whether other ABB alumni or whatever. In any event, I will be looking forward to this for sure.


kevdab - 12/12/2017 at 03:30 PM

Happy Day. Hoping he put's together a good band around him. If he doesn't come to the Boston area, I would travel to see him one last time.


Delawhere - 12/12/2017 at 03:48 PM

Great news that's even better because it was so unexpected. Gregg's passing has made us even more aware of how fleeting time is and how little of it is left to most of us. I'm glad we're getting this chance to see Dickey at least one more time, even if he isn't the home-run hitter he used to be.

My dream tour (which would include Philly area, of course) would have Warren join Dickey for a few shows and Derek join him for a few shows and Jack join him for a few shows and Chuck join him for a few shows. And a percussion unit that included Jaimoe and Marc would be sweet, as well.

Hey, I said it was a dream...


Yankeefan01 - 12/12/2017 at 03:49 PM

Niiiice.

Count me in if plays in Western New York. He usually likes Rochester and Syracuse, NY.

How about Buffalo this time Dickey?


Fretsman - 12/12/2017 at 04:16 PM

Nice, I'll be there.


Shorty - 12/12/2017 at 07:00 PM

I am so happy that Dickey provides a birthday present on his birthday to all of us. I hope European promotors also show some interest.... I saw DBGS the last time in 2012 in Nuremberg after headlining the Burg Herzberg festival which exists since 1968. I gave him a hug after the Nuremberg concert in the hotel bar. Would like to do it again... Anyway, I might see him on one of my business trips to the US...


nebish - 12/12/2017 at 08:16 PM

I'd be happy to try and see him wherever is closest to me whatever band or setup he chooses to do. I'll keep it positive and say I'm looking forward to it.


redlegs - 12/12/2017 at 08:18 PM

Al Paul told me Dickey would be heard from again in a previous post. Thanks Al...I knew you would have the scoop. Wherever Dickey ends up playing...sign me up...I'll be there.


musicmann - 12/12/2017 at 08:20 PM

I will go if he is playing close enough to me. I just hope he rehearses.


Toemoss - 12/12/2017 at 10:03 PM

goddamn Dickey we love ya brother, this is **** 'n awesome news!!! Back Where It All Begins again brother Dickey, this is great!!! try and make it over to New Orleans pleeeeeze! We love ya in the south brother !!!


PhotoRon286 - 12/12/2017 at 11:08 PM

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Niiiice.

Count me in if plays in Western New York. He usually likes Rochester and Syracuse, NY.

How about Buffalo this time Dickey?


He played Syracuse three times one year.


sealevel - 12/12/2017 at 11:13 PM

Great news.Looking forward to seeing you on Long Island.The Great South Bay Music Festival would be perfect for you to headline!!!You have alot of fans on the island.Have a great birthday.


BIGV - 12/12/2017 at 11:36 PM

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“We should know in a couple of weeks who will comprise the band.”


Hope for the best!


gina - 12/12/2017 at 11:48 PM

He wants to see his fans, that's his present for himself, so give yourselves a big round of applause, and like Gregg said "y'all a great bunch". Happy Birthday Dickey!


goodlawdy2 - 12/13/2017 at 01:31 AM

Honestly didn't expect Dickey to get back out there. Seems like I saw where he was selling a bunch of gear on the S. FL craigslist fairly recently?? Now it looks like the road might go on a little further! It doesn't get any better than a legend making another run. I hope they make it the most doable tour possible for Dickey wherever those dates may be. Here's hoping time loves a hero and he kills it.


mikesolo - 12/13/2017 at 02:34 AM

Would love a stop at The Beacon :-)


bettyhynes - 12/13/2017 at 07:38 AM

maybe he could just pop into the Sunshine fest & do a jam with Derek just to loosen up. After all it is just up the road from him & would be a great beginning next month.


fender31 - 12/13/2017 at 01:10 PM

If Dickey does end up playing some shows again, I hope he can get some guys who will challenge him musically. I would love to see a lineup that includes Berry oakley jr on Bass and jack pearson.

[Edited on 12/13/2017 by fender31]


bird72 - 12/13/2017 at 04:56 PM

Great topic, Great hopes, This is like digging an old pair of boots you love out of the back of the closet, one more ride.... The unfolding details should be interesting!


JimSheridan - 12/13/2017 at 06:47 PM

It's a fascinating question - would he use the same musicians he has had in GS, or look elsewhere?

Would he ask any of the ABB crew? That could be Chuck Leavell, Jaimoe, Quinones...I'm assuming Warren and Derek have their hands full.

Will we get a Warren or Derek sit-in? It seems like it would have to happen.

Will it be mostly ABB greatest hits, like his sets from his last years of touring, or would we get some surprises?


otiel2014 - 12/15/2017 at 01:11 AM

Only one way to start the DB 2018 tour. At the Beacon on 12/31/17 with the Mule. Hope DB's management sees this. BTW, first post, but first show was 12/70. Been reading you guys since day one. Much joy, especially in '09 and '14.


crazyjoe - 12/15/2017 at 01:34 AM

Glad You jumped in otiel2014! Stop back and hang with us on this one, exciting for for Dickey fans everywhere..........Peace.......joe


Shorty - 12/16/2017 at 10:19 AM

I hope that Dickey indeed members of the last GS incarnation, in particular Andy Aledort.
They were smoking in 2008, check the Rockpalast DVD.


JakeBlues69 - 12/17/2017 at 02:46 AM

I hope Dickey plays at Wanee.


BIGV - 12/17/2017 at 06:34 AM

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I hope that Dickey indeed members of the last GS incarnation, in particular Andy Aledort.



This is just the type of thing that will keep me at home. Too much of an attempt to sound like the old Brothers.....No thanks.


blueskyJohnson - 12/17/2017 at 12:56 PM

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I hope that Dickey indeed members of the last GS incarnation, in particular Andy Aledort.



This is just the type of thing that will keep me at home. Too much of an attempt to sound like the old Brothers.....No thanks.


How is that possible? Dickey is gonna go out there and play how he's always played. If he sounds a lot like the "old Brothers", that's because he IS an old brother. Let the brother finally get the recognition he rightfully deserves.


dadof2 - 12/17/2017 at 01:39 PM

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I hope that Dickey indeed members of the last GS incarnation, in particular Andy Aledort.



This is just the type of thing that will keep me at home. Too much of an attempt to sound like the old Brothers.....No thanks.


By now it's clear(you've stated it clearly on these recent Dickey related threads)that you will not be buying a ticket if you don't get what you want-an acoustic show or the type of excitement that you'd like to experience.

Nothing wrong with that at all...and glad you're kind enough to leave the tickets for those who really want to be there!


[Edited on 12/17/2017 by dadof2]


fender31 - 12/17/2017 at 02:55 PM

I would love one more opportunity to watch Mr.Betts again, I don't care what he plays. As we all know life is short, soak it in and enjoy it.


Jack_Frost - 12/17/2017 at 03:30 PM

I really hope that I get to see Dickey Betts play a guitar in front of me again in 2018. I do not expect it to sound like my vinyl copy of Fillmore East, or the Warren/Derek era or whatever else anybody feels the need to draw comparisons to. I'm realistic

He is an old friend to me and probably not just to me and I sort of feel that given the events of this past year if he wants to play some shows for himself, us, posterity, etc, then I view that as a great gift, being ever mindful of the uncertainties in life. As Jaimoe said, Right On Richard.

Rock on, Mr. Betts. Thanks for the guitar pick ya gave me at the House of Blues in Chicago in 2001.


bird72 - 12/17/2017 at 03:42 PM

No idea if I could pull off a Dickey show $ wise. Starting a biz and dough is tight. But if luck is good I would. Gregg is gone. Duane is so gone it is antique. Butch, damn. Tractor man of course, ancient history also. Personally in my life, they have dropped like flies and are annually, and are poised in the wings to keep it going, end stage and sheet. I am youngest in a big clan and playing last man standing. Fighting to keep functional through the ages myself. Dickey could be backed by suited orangutans and they can play Yankee Doodle Phuckkin Dandy and if I could I'd be there.


robslob - 12/17/2017 at 04:57 PM

I'm dreaming, of course. But wouldn't it be cool if Dickey could assemble a band with a fiddle in it, Chuck Leavell on piano, maybe a couple of backup singers, and do the entire Highway Call record? Of course they could break out and do other Dickey material as well. I know we're all getting old, Highway Call came out in 1974, and doubtful that there would be much of a market for this. But it sure would be cool to hear Dickey revisit his country roots, as Highway Call, IMHO, happens to be one of the great country records ever made. Throw in Blue Sky, Ramblin' Man, Sweet Bougainvilla, etc.......


Dream On, dream until your dreams come true...........



[Edited on 12/17/2017 by robslob]


Yankeefan01 - 12/17/2017 at 07:43 PM

I certainly don't think he's doing this for the money so if it's not that, hopefully it will be for fun, personal satisfaction and a chance to play with some old friends and some people he'd always wanted to play with.

Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Chuck Leavell, Jamoie, Jack Pearson, Duane Betts and the rest of the Devon Allman Project guys would be a great start. Different guest stars at each show. Not sure how big of a project this is going to be though.


crazyjoe - 12/17/2017 at 08:25 PM

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I certainly don't think he's doing this for the money so if it's not that, hopefully it will be for fun, personal satisfaction and a chance to play with some old friends and some people he'd always wanted to play with.

Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Chuck Leavell, Jamoie, Jack Pearson, Duane Betts and the rest of the Devon Allman Project guys would be a great start. Different guest stars at each show. Not sure how big of a project this is going to be though.


This option sounds GREAT to me. Chicago Theatre...........Peace.........joe


BIGV - 12/17/2017 at 08:32 PM

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I hope that Dickey indeed members of the last GS incarnation, in particular Andy Aledort.



This is just the type of thing that will keep me at home. Too much of an attempt to sound like the old Brothers.....No thanks.


How is that possible?


Not big on Andy Aledort, too many average musicians in the last GS.


BIGV - 12/17/2017 at 08:38 PM

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I hope that Dickey indeed members of the last GS incarnation, in particular Andy Aledort.



This is just the type of thing that will keep me at home. Too much of an attempt to sound like the old Brothers.....No thanks.


By now it's clear(you've stated it clearly on these recent Dickey related threads)that you will not be buying a ticket if you don't get what you want-an acoustic show or the type of excitement that you'd like to experience.

Nothing wrong with that at all...and glad you're kind enough to leave the tickets for those who really want to be there!


If Dickey gets into my neighborhood I will more than likely go. My objection would be to his using the "old" band on this tour; lots of pretty average players in that group. And most of them were contributors to a lot of the shows being less than stellar.


Lee - 12/17/2017 at 09:48 PM

Too bad we don't have Dangerous Dan with us anymore. What a wonderful human being.

And obviously a great guitar player.


fanfrom-71 - 12/17/2017 at 10:16 PM

What Lee said. All of it.

Miss ya brother...



gina - 12/18/2017 at 12:05 AM

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Too bad we don't have Dangerous Dan with us anymore. What a wonderful human being.

And obviously a great guitar player.


Imagine what's going on up in heaven. I saw Dangerous Dan and BB at the Bottom Line.

Meanwhile, Dickey's still in the wheelhouse here, iconic, inspiring all the other players who grew up on the music. Dickey, Jaimoe, and everybody else they have played with, how many possibilities are there?

Here's something you might enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ5wfbuEJq0

Music by/ Daryl Stuermer Kyoto Rose

[Edited on 12/18/2017 by gina]


wearly89 - 12/18/2017 at 11:50 PM

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I certainly don't think he's doing this for the money so if it's not that, hopefully it will be for fun, personal satisfaction and a chance to play with some old friends and some people he'd always wanted to play with.

Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Chuck Leavell, Jamoie, Jack Pearson, Duane Betts and the rest of the Devon Allman Project guys would be a great start. Different guest stars at each show. Not sure how big of a project this is going to be though.
oh heaven's, PERISH THE THOUGHT that any of the aforementioned professional musicians would play music for money


redhouse1969 - 12/19/2017 at 03:05 PM

I agree with most on not wanting to see the last version of GS trotted out for 10 dates...

I think that it is a different time / different place at this point. I probably attended at least 40 shows after Dickey's ouster from the ABB and for the most part I would say all of the shows were good. Towards the end though the pace was much slower and the vibe was just not as good.

I hope he can shake up the line-up a bit... get a fire lit & burning hot!


emr - 12/19/2017 at 03:49 PM

I too would love these fantasy island lineups. My guess is for the most part that a 74 year old guy is falling back into comfort zone - maybe some sit ins

Unlike the chocolates in forest gump you always know what you are going to get


revonah - 12/19/2017 at 07:25 PM

I was not going to say anything about the "old" Great Southern... but I total agree with the sentiments shared on this thread. I saw that band 12 times. He needs a marque band. There are plenty of really talented, notable players out there that Dickey should recruit. Jack Pearson comes to mind, as previously mentioned. Chuck Leavell, of course(probably a long shot). Duane Trucks and Marc Quinones on drums? I would keep Duane Betts in the band. He has really come into his own, and can sing like his daddy.

He's not going to fill the Beacon, or any larger venues with his old band. People here want to see him, no doubt. He said it himself, he thought he would attract lager numbers and be able to play larger places. He was not able to do that. A better band, and playing Gregg's songs will help him move beyond playing bars...imo


pops42 - 12/19/2017 at 07:36 PM

He's not out there yet, be grateful if he is does go out. And go see him, it may be your last chance.


redhouse1969 - 12/19/2017 at 07:47 PM

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I was not going to say anything about the "old" Great Southern... but I total agree with the sentiments shared on this thread. I saw that band 12 times. He needs a marque band. There are plenty of really talented, notable players out there that Dickey should recruit. Jack Pearson comes to mind, as previously mentioned. Chuck Leavell, of course(probably a long shot). Duane Trucks and Marc Quinones on drums? I would keep Duane Betts in the band. He has really come into his own, and can sing like his daddy.

He's not going to fill the Beacon, or any larger venues with his old band. People here want to see him, no doubt. He said it himself, he thought he would attract lager numbers and be able to play larger places. He was not able to do that. A better band, and playing Gregg's songs will help him move beyond playing bars...imo


IMO Dickey plays much better when he is challenged musically and/or when the lights are shining brighter... Based on the recent clips of Duane Betts he is really playing lights out... I think having someone like Jack or maybe even someone like Leroy Parnell on Slide could light a fire as well.


BabaOrion - 12/20/2017 at 01:17 AM

Is this line-up a possibility for a run of dates in March/April?

Dickey - guitar, voc
Jack - guitar, voc
Chuck - keys
Oteil - bass, voc
Jaimoe - drums
Marc - drums


Jerry - 12/20/2017 at 01:53 AM

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Only one way to start the DB 2018 tour. At the Beacon on 12/31/17 with the Mule. Hope DB's management sees this. BTW, first post, but first show was 12/70. Been reading you guys since day one. Much joy, especially in '09 and '14.


Oh HELL NO!!!!!

If this get going, the absolute best place to start, and end the tour is Macon, Ga.


hotlantatim - 12/20/2017 at 01:19 PM

The best I ever saw Dickey play in the last 15-20 years was with Phil Lesh & Friends in 2006. He & Duane came out for an hour of their show (entire 3rd set). It was Phil Lesh (bass, vocals), John Scofield (guitar), Larry Campbell (guitar), Rob Barraco (keys), John Molo (drums). It was like getting transported back to 1992.

Something to be said about the caliber of players on stage with him.


redhouse1969 - 12/20/2017 at 02:09 PM

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The best I ever saw Dickey play in the last 15-20 years was with Phil Lesh & Friends in 2006. He & Duane came out for an hour of their show (entire 3rd set). It was Phil Lesh (bass, vocals), John Scofield (guitar), Larry Campbell (guitar), Rob Barraco (keys), John Molo (drums). It was like getting transported back to 1992.

Something to be said about the caliber of players on stage with him.


I have that disc... It was a good one... Lovelight & Going down the road were great


freakerdude - 12/25/2017 at 04:20 PM

Based on the last time I saw him play, which was about five years ago in Fort Lauderdale, I would have to say that I certainly hope he gets himself together before he starts touring again. Dickie was so bad off that he lost himself in the middle of in memory of Elizabeth Reed where he didn’t even know where he was. He started rambling some intelligible words Between the sets, his son had to help him off the stage. I felt embarrassed for him and drove 60 miles to see this show. I felt let down. Please get better brother!


bettyhynes - 12/25/2017 at 09:46 PM

yes and we drove hundreds of miles to see him in Florida at Sunshine Fest but when we finally got there we were told at the gate he had just cancelled out and wouldn't be showing. We actually couldn't believe it, and had ignored the naysayers telling us we'd only be disappointed by him. He was the main performer we went for.

It'd be nice if he made up that date at Sunshine for the paying fans when he does finally perform again...since its very near his home too and there were a lot of very disappointed people there.


bird72 - 12/26/2017 at 03:03 PM

I recommend you two absolutely do not go to a Dickey show. Please.


Mitch - 12/27/2017 at 02:37 AM

I do believe Dickey will come to NYC, and I am lucky that for me, it will be an easy place to go to.

I will be there no matter who is in his band...I do not have any expectations, and I would be just as happy if he reunites the last version of DB+GS or has an all star band.

That said, Bird72 (Tony), I wish you could come to NY so we could attend the show together.

Mitch


Mitch - 12/27/2017 at 02:38 AM

I do believe Dickey will come to NYC, and I am lucky that for me, it will be an easy place to go to.

I will be there no matter who is in his band...I do not have any expectations, and I would be just as happy if he reunites the last version of DB+GS or has an all star band.

That said, Bird72 (Tony), I wish you could come to NY so we could attend the show together.

Mitch


porkchopbob - 12/27/2017 at 02:49 PM

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I recommend you two absolutely do not go to a Dickey show. Please.


I saw Dickey immediately in 2001 during one of his first tours, it was a pretty great show to an embarrassingly small crow. I started to hear all of the bad feedback from Dickey's shows in the years after that and the live discs didn't sound too hot (Twinkle? Ugh), so I stayed away. But feeling nostalgic I saw one of Dickey's last shows from his 2014 tour, only a month and around the corner from the Allmans' last shows, and it was pretty stellar. I really thought that would be the end, but I'll go out and see him one more time since he will likely be near by.


absnj - 12/27/2017 at 07:58 PM

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I do believe Dickey will come to NYC, and I am lucky that for me, it will be an easy place to go to.

I will be there no matter who is in his band...I do not have any expectations, and I would be just as happy if he reunites the last version of DB+GS or has an all star band.

That said, Bird72 (Tony), I wish you could come to NY so we could attend the show together.

Mitch


At least someone in this thread has his feet on the ground and reasonable expectations. Just be thankful we MIGHT get to see Dickey play again. There are a lot of obstacles to overcome before Dickey hits the road. NYC would seem to be a no-brainer, and it's been a long time since I have seen you Mitch, so I am on board.



bettyhynes - 12/28/2017 at 01:06 AM

Gee,and here I was thinking we were being good troopers driving 100's of miles,not asking for refunds or complaining about his no-show but just hoping he'd maybe play Sunshine again since he may tour again someday. And that other guy bought tickets & drove 60 miles but was clearly a bit disappointed by the end of the show,he even wished Dickey well, Neither comment seemed particularly harsh to me.


Randall - 12/28/2017 at 01:26 AM

Saw Albert King perform in 1988. Wasn't sure about going but ultimately decided that if I had the good fortune to see him perform, then I should go. Never ever regretted going.

Saw B. B. King perform in 2004 and 2012. Wasn't sure about going to the 2012 show but, again, decided that I should go. Never regretted going to either show.

This could be the making of a 2018 New Year's resolution for me.

I love this site!


allmanned - 12/28/2017 at 07:31 PM

Dickey playing again. Will I go? Yes . Why thats what i do. Since 1970 thats the time.


absnj - 12/28/2017 at 09:33 PM

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At least someone in this thread has his feet on the ground and reasonable expectations.



Hey be nice, all opinions are welcome if stated respectfully. Everyone here is well grounded I'm sure.

I think it's quite reasonable, in exchange for price of admission, to expect any artist to show up and give a good effort. I don't think anyone here has started any higher expectation than that.

Dickey has disappointed many of his FANS over the years, we all know that. Don't make it out to be the fan's fault. Everyone here seems willing to give him another chance.



All opinions are welcome and appreciated. I do not think any of the opinions expressed here were disrespectful. MY opinion is just that many are not realistic. I do not believe Dickey will be playing the Beacon Theater or touring with Jack, Chuck, Warren or Derek.

I also do not feel any disrespect for Dickey. No matter who is in his band and no matter what venue, if there is a show nearby, I will go. I don't care if he does an entire acoustic show or an acoustic set. I will be there. That is the sentiment that Mitch expressed and I was echoing.


Mitch - 12/29/2017 at 03:49 AM

You know what I mean Alan...I don't think Dickey will get any "celebs" in the band, and I do think Duane Betts and Andy Aledort are terrific axemen, worthy of playing alongside Dickey.

And I know Dickey has put on some sub par shows in the past. But he has also put on shows that were great...in the true spirit of The Brotherhood. I will gladly take my chances with regard to what the next show will be like. I won't hear great music if I don't go.

Look forward to seeing as many ABB and DB fans as I can at the show.

Mitch


The_Newt - 12/29/2017 at 05:00 AM

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At least someone in this thread has his feet on the ground and reasonable expectations.



Hey be nice, all opinions are welcome if stated respectfully. Everyone here is well grounded I'm sure.

I think it's quite reasonable, in exchange for price of admission, to expect any artist to show up and give a good effort. I don't think anyone here has started any higher expectation than that.

Dickey has disappointed many of his FANS over the years, we all know that. Don't make it out to be the fan's fault. Everyone here seems willing to give him another chance.



All opinions are welcome and appreciated. I do not think any of the opinions expressed here were disrespectful. MY opinion is just that many are not realistic. I do not believe Dickey will be playing the Beacon Theater or touring with Jack, Chuck, Warren or Derek.

I also do not feel any disrespect for Dickey. No matter who is in his band and no matter what venue, if there is a show nearby, I will go. I don't care if he does an entire acoustic show or an acoustic set. I will be there. That is the sentiment that Mitch expressed and I was echoing.

I agree with you ABSNJ. I would love for Dickey to tour/play with Jack Pearson, Chuck, Oteil, Warren, and even Derek but realistically I don't see it happening.


rainy - 12/29/2017 at 02:10 PM

I agree with Mitch and Bird72... great expectations can always lead to disappointment. I try not to put that on myself or other people ....people are always expecting more than you can deliver at times.
He’s Dickey Betts a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band ..an original member of the best band EVER... and 73 going strong and wants to go out there. I would imagine thats scary when your young , Its a lot to do at his age.
Personally like Mitch stated I think Duane and Andy fit nicely as does Pedro ,Mike , Frankie not sure who other drummer would be ??
DBGS played the Beacon I think it was 07” ( anyone ) Im to lazy to look it up... It was a great show and it looked pretty much sold out ... I was in the 6th row .. I’d go again and again...
Im hoping as all his fans are that there will be more shows closer to their homes.. so we wait , impatiently , I might add to see the dates.
Thank God for DB...

Side note..my heart is broken that Gregg Allman has passed but he fought the fight bravely and with dignity. Im heart broken over Butch .... not sure why he would do it and it makes me so sad that anyone has that much pain and darkness. His powerful percussion and passion for keepin it all in the beat is hard to replace... so Missed is what I feel.

MItch I will forward to seeing you and all ABB / DBGS fans ...Blue Sky days ahead


Lee - 12/29/2017 at 02:21 PM

Dickey never plays Chicago. Seen him in the south, NYC, Detroit but he doesn't come here for some reason.

And useless trivia that was told to me. The first live BHLT show was here in Chicago in a club on Clark street not far from me. The place is a liquor store now.

I have a copy of the show. Not sure if this is true or not but again, that was what I was told.


dadof2 - 12/29/2017 at 02:41 PM

Alan,Rainy,Mitch,Tony....I'm with you guys...no expectations,just Dickey and all of you....a great bunch....


[Edited on 12/29/2017 by dadof2]


dadof2 - 12/29/2017 at 06:25 PM

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Well since this apparently some lame team sport type thing, I'll stand with the folks who would naturally expect a good show from a world-class musician.

I don't think Dickey's most hardcore fans are doing him any favors with this "NO expectations" jive. Have some faith please!!! He's not that bad y'all!


i like the word jive.


bird72 - 12/29/2017 at 06:32 PM

Gosh I'd hate to be on a lame team maybe I am! just people spouting off on the internet.

I reacted on Christmas which I should not have. I think I need to stay off these Dickey threads. The same people (even under different handles) say the same stuff over ad nauseum, , me included. I think if you are doubting or let down by Dickey, then it shouldn't be a big deal, just don't go. I don't get anything more than that simplistic. Or some (like me included) just like to post and be grand on the net.

If you want honesty here:
I am sorry I reacted to two posts. I don't care what anyone thinks of Dickey. What really tripped me was how sad it appeared that the only thing someone can think to say on Christmas is negative. I felt bad for that kind of reality of down-ness. and I wrongly got annoyed someone would actually share it on Christmas.

Time to slip away from this deal, as best I can. I wish all the best..... try not to get on this Dickey thing. Flame, piss, rant, smile, joy, whatever, it is the grand internet, where little un's can be big un's, me included, so FU on being offended


absnj - 12/29/2017 at 06:43 PM

quote:
quote:
Well since this apparently some lame team sport type thing, I'll stand with the folks who would naturally expect a good show from a world-class musician.

I don't think Dickey's most hardcore fans are doing him any favors with this "NO expectations" jive. Have some faith please!!! He's not that bad y'all!


i like the word jive.


I think I will use that for the password to the pre-Beacon show meet and greet at the Fairway... brings back the Clapton experience.


absnj - 12/29/2017 at 06:48 PM

quote:
... DBGS played the Beacon I think it was 07” ( anyone ) Im to lazy to look it up... It was a great show and it looked pretty much sold out ... I was in the 6th row .. I’d go again and again...
Im hoping as all his fans are that there will be more shows closer to their homes.. so we wait , impatiently , I might add to see the dates.
Thank God for DB...




I think you mean this one, and I agree it was a great show, with Kenny Wayne Shepherd opening (not so great). Thank to a post by you (or maybe Liz) I got great seats for that night... so thanks again.

Dickey Betts and Great Southern
July 26, 2006
Beacon Theater
New York, NY

Disc 1
01. High Falls
02. One Way Out
03. Havin A Good Time
04. Franklyn Tower Intro/Blue Sky
05. Come Into My Kitchen
06. Seven Turns

Disc 2
01. In Memory of Elizabeth Reed>
02. Drum Solo>
03. Bass Solo>
04. In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
05. Band Introductions
06. My Get Away
07. Back Where It All Begins
08. No One To Run With
09. Long Time Gone

Disc 3
01. Jessica > Will the Circle Be Unbroken
02. Crowd Noise
Encore
03. Ramblin Man


crazyjoe - 12/29/2017 at 08:57 PM

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Dickey never plays Chicago. Seen him in the south, NYC, Detroit but he doesn't come here for some reason.

And useless trivia that was told to me. The first live BHLT show was here in Chicago in a club on Clark street not far from me. The place is a liquor store now.

I have a copy of the show. Not sure if this is true or not but again, that was what I was told.


Lee, I believe it was 2008 I saw Dickey there on the South Side at the Beverly Arts Center, 400 seater, solid show, not spectacular, but solid. Given the chance, I would see him again............Peace........joe


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