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  posted on 3/8/2014 at 12:14 PM
Need a review/setlist. Oh yeah...need more reviews from last nights Beacon opener too!!! MARCH MADNESS!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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  posted on 3/8/2014 at 01:04 PM
From another forum,But it shows a set list and comments on the show.

http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/backstage/292042-going-see-dickey-betts-tom orrow-night.html

 

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  posted on 3/8/2014 at 01:11 PM
Ouch! Sad to hear as I caught a great Dickey show in ATL last year.

 

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  posted on 3/8/2014 at 03:16 PM
I was there. I'll start out by admitting the show was sloppy and had some issues. The sound guy had an off night, whether he was the venue's guy or the band's. To his defense there was an opener and the way things fell in place there was no sound check and it showed. Pedro was flailing his arms trying to get the sound man's attention and get him in the game. He wasn't audible for 1/2 the 1st song. There was another issue when Dickey's mic was off for seemingly a whole verse.

It was the tour opener and issues like last night's should be easily rectified. The show was sloppy but fun. The man played and played. I certainly got my money's worth. Dickey is an American musical icon who happens to be 70 years old who is a millionaire who tours to tour knock a few back and share his music. 70 year old men just don't belt out the lyrics like they used to. His voice crackled a couple times and he has that southern accent when he speaks soft. Folks are exaggerating his drunkenness, Unfair disrespectful analogy of last nights events.

I video taped the show last night. He DID NOT introduce Duane as Duane Allman, He introduced him as "My son Duane Betts". Let's not fabricate issues to pile on when there were enough valid ones. It was sloppy, but a fun show. He did forget to introduce Brother Pedro on bass though.

Dickey also makes the effort to reach out and play venues in the mountains and hills to reach true fans. You sadly just don't see enough of that from the ABB. It's the NYC run or a sporadic major city tour with a festival or two thrown in. I love and appreciate both bands. I'm enjoying "today" while I'm living in today as I know tomorrow I'll wish I had these days back!

He will be releasing a new album and wanted to include some new tunes, so he altered the set list playing a newly written song and 2 by his friend Billy Joe Shaver. It was great!

 

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  posted on 3/8/2014 at 03:28 PM
Thanks Fretsmen for that review.. wish I woulda been there.

 

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  posted on 3/8/2014 at 07:40 PM
Frets man thanks for the review. Does anybody know about the new album?
 

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  posted on 3/8/2014 at 08:12 PM
Hey Fretsman...sounds like a good time, I dont' care if Brother Dickey isn't flawless. So what Shaver tunes did he Do?...was it Sweet Mama and Georgia on Fast Train, or something more "deep-cut"? Billy Joe Shaver happens to be my personal hero...thanks!!!
 

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  posted on 3/8/2014 at 10:11 PM
further on up the thread, the OP refutes the DA comment as being taken out of context:


"There was no sound check because the band stayed in a hotel in Morristown, and chose not to arrive until the last minute. The "Duane Allman" introduction comment was about another show, not last night's show.

The sound guy was Dickey's sound guy, and not only smelled like horrid BO, but was a complete **** . And as stated earlier, is being fired today.

The opening act was a local band, opening for this one show only, and did exactly what they were contracted to do, which is play for 45 min. They showed up early, sound checked, and were very professional.

Dickey's contract, on the other hand, stated he would play straight through without a break. He decided to take a LONG break, and when people started yelling, "let's go already!" did he decide to come back on. At one point he was so ornery, it was unsure whether or not he was coming back on at all.

The theater had such a horrible experience with Dickey's tour mgr/soundman, he will not be asked back to the theater. "

 

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  posted on 3/8/2014 at 11:46 PM
Saw him last year at the NY State Fair and really enjoyed the show albeit too short but that wasn't Dickey's fault. I'd definitely go see him if he played near me again.
 

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  posted on 3/9/2014 at 02:36 AM
Dickey played Georgia On A fast Train mid set and played Tramp On Your Street pre "Ramblin' Man" to close out the show. I just got back from the Ridgefield Show, F'n great, I love this guy. I'll post the Tramp On Your Street video just to show you Dickey was wrongly portrayed. It's not a bad version for a first time played. I've got a couple side stage from tonight's show in Conn', I'll throw one in from there. One more in Penn's Peak 2mrw. Stellar way to burn a weekend!
 

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  posted on 3/9/2014 at 11:55 AM
Dickey has never gotten the credit he deserves as a stellar, inventive, melodic guitar player.

Still, I'm sorry, this makes me cringe. What I hear is a band that is dragging and I can hear better downtown on the weekends in any bar.

Except. GOD he's got TONE.

 

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  posted on 3/9/2014 at 12:05 PM
I was at The Ridgefield Playhouse last night in CT (3/8). There were moments of brilliance from Dickey, like on Blue Sky and Jessica and overall it is a magnificent treat to see him in this tiny auditorium. His son, Duane was terrific (especially on Southbound) as was Allen Aledort, and the rest of the band solid. But there was something wrong all night, Dickey was complaining about the sound, and it bothered him to no end. I'm not sure what the problem was. They took a very long break between sets, and they cut a bunch of songs off the set list I think. The show still ran way after 11 and I felt I got my money's worth, but something was off. At 70 I think it's amazing what Dickey still pulls off.
 

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  posted on 3/9/2014 at 12:47 PM
The venue was strict with their time limit, he was told he had a 1/2 hour after the break and he was willing to pay fines to stay, but was told the time limit is firm. Good times!
 

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  posted on 3/9/2014 at 01:02 PM
So just 1/2 hour for the second set? That explains why it ended suddenly after Liz Reed. If time was a factor the times between the opening act and Dickey's band, the break could have been shorter. The police cruisers in the parking lot as the show was letting out was off-putting. Do you know Fretman, what was wrong with the sound? I couldn't tell but Dickey looked disturbed by it. Betts is an amazing player, still!
 

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  posted on 3/9/2014 at 01:02 PM
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Tramp On Your Street night 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIumuPwWIs0


I can't even find words to describe how awful that was. I understood maybe one in four words Dickey sang and the guitar playing was.......Seriously. Raise your hand if this sounded good to you.

 

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  posted on 3/9/2014 at 01:43 PM
I know the original version and like some of what Billy Joe Shaver does, Dickey does a great version of it. That's a sweet 1st time played. Andy was on with his slide. It's a sweet sullen ballad that was played well. He did pause to find the line, but did I mention it's a first time played? When I see a 70 yr old Gent who's putting out catching his breath I don't assume the worst. This was fabulous in my eyes. I was in the balcony against the wall. The sound may not be true. He stated how he wanted to make this a unique show by closing with a unique song. This was played immediately prior to Ramblin' Man. Are we down to mocking his voice?

 

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  posted on 3/9/2014 at 04:50 PM
Hey, Fretsman

I want to make a point here:

The recording may or may not be perfect: I just don't think this is a particularly tight or even stellar group or song. I think there are local bands where I live that are tighter, more energetic, better overall.

That does not mean I am 'mocking' DB. I'm not. He is a legend, and I have seen many older players (mostly now dead acoustic blues players) who, in their elderly years where not who they were but had enough magic to move me. So I waited for those moments, and those moments eclipsed the rest.

I don't doubt that on a good night, DB has enough magic to give a fan a thrill of hearing that particular DB thang, live.

I can't bring myself to consider DB and GS anything but a mid-range act. GA has, by far, a tighter, more talented, more supportive, more professional group / show, IMO. They are light years apart.

I get that you are a fan and he is your hero, and I don't mean to step on that - you just aren't going to find me agreeing that this is some 'great' or even 'good' performance of a tune. I think it's ... lousy.

just sayin'
and rock on and have you a good time
and enjoy Mr DB while you can still see him play live, you are a true fan.

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  posted on 3/9/2014 at 04:57 PM
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Saw him last year at the NY State Fair and really enjoyed the show albeit too short but that wasn't Dickey's fault. I'd definitely go see him if he played near me again.


It was a good show, no idea why he got less than an hour, usually fair shows at Chevy court are 90 minutes.

 

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  posted on 3/9/2014 at 05:06 PM
Dickey is really hard to understand these days.
 

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  posted on 3/9/2014 at 05:06 PM
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GA has, by far, a tighter, more talented, more supportive, more professional group / show, IMO. They are light years apart.


There is an inherent problem to playing three shows every few months.

 

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  posted on 3/9/2014 at 05:56 PM
Has there been a Dickey live review in the past 2 or 3 years where he didn't complain about the sound during the show?
 

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  posted on 3/9/2014 at 06:59 PM
With dickey being such a great guitar player for so many years it has created such a high expectation from his fans that we still think that every time he plays he is going to blow us away,time and hard living have not done him any favors. He will still have gigs where he is on his game... that being said I enjoy listening to him still and would love to hear new music from him.I do agree Gregg's band is way better.
 

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GA has, by far, a tighter, more talented, more supportive, more professional group / show, IMO. They are light years apart.


There is an inherent problem to playing three shows every few months.


That's the point tried to make last year. Great band! But like a football QB - it takes REP's! DB&GS have the potential of greatness, but they need to play more often.

I'll still go see them when they play within driving distance.

 

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  posted on 3/10/2014 at 07:08 AM
Let Dickey be ya'll! The man has traveled to plateau's & the cosmos realm's that few even know exist.Let alone if they did and attempted the journey,would most likely put em in a straight jacket,with a 24/7 iv drip to tone down what they'd seen.
I ain't gonna go around the park here defending,tryin to reason etc.I will say i know the man,& he is one loyal,kind & respectful man,in my book of dreams.I will add as well, his long time buddy & brother in arms Mr.Muggs passed a few daze before this show.And that i know was like cuttin a huge chunk outta his heart & soul.
As far as tramp on Your Street.....I enjoyed & felt every note.Straight from the heart.I've sat several times with the man alone,one on one with the man,eyes locked on one another talking face to face.He is one DEEP & soul filled traveler.
So if some didn't get what they were expecting etc,,,,oh well! Go see another show by another band somewhere.Maybe that band that plays the local club every weekend.Myself! When he takes the stage anywhere i'm able to stumble down a set of train tracks to catch the gig,I WILL BE THERE.

 

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  posted on 3/10/2014 at 07:38 AM
Made it through about 2 minutes of that song. Just not tight. Love Dickey, seen him lots, but the quality is just not there............sorry

 

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