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  posted on 10/10/2008 at 11:40 AM
see the db website for review of Asbury Park show.
just plain great music from a group of fine musicians.
They are worth a 2 hour ride to see.

 
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  posted on 10/10/2008 at 01:20 PM
AMEN!! but if you are further away than two hours, it's still worth the ride.

 

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  posted on 10/10/2008 at 01:22 PM
Some people came from three hours away to see the Cannon show -- can't be said any better, "just plain great music from a group of fine musicians" -- they do sound excellent

 

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  posted on 10/10/2008 at 01:24 PM
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AMEN!! but if you are further away than two hours, it's still worth the ride.


I'll second that AMEN and raise you a PRAISE BE!! Didn't catch him this time around. BUT I caught him last year in Dallas. Worth every bit of effort, time, and money.

 

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  posted on 10/10/2008 at 01:35 PM
While I have always been a big supporter of DIckey Betts, I don't think that any Dickey show is a good one. In fact, I have seen a number of shows which I thought were pretty awful. My last Dickey show was July 13, 2007 in Vernon Hills, IL. While it wasn't a horrible show, it wasn't great either. Since then I've been reluctant to dive back in. I would be really bummed to see another disappointing show from someone that I've always admired. So my question is simply this. Are Dickey's performances better now than they were a couple years ago?

 

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  posted on 10/10/2008 at 01:42 PM
I went to the show in Westbury Wed. night. and I thought the band was just as good as when Dan Toler was in the band. They were tighter than last year. I always liked Dickey and Co. but this was one of the bands better shows that I have seen.

Lucky for me they come to Long Island 2 or 3 times a year.

 

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  posted on 10/10/2008 at 02:44 PM
the 5/18/08 and 5/11/08 shows are the two best of the five shows that I have from this year. Can't wait to watch the rockpalast dvd. Seems like the band has really gelled.

 

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  posted on 10/10/2008 at 02:46 PM
It is a must!!!!!!!!

 

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  posted on 10/10/2008 at 02:54 PM
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While I have always been a big supporter of DIckey Betts, I don't think that any Dickey show is a good one. In fact, I have seen a number of shows which I thought were pretty awful. My last Dickey show was July 13, 2007 in Vernon Hills, IL. While it wasn't a horrible show, it wasn't great either. Since then I've been reluctant to dive back in. I would be really bummed to see another disappointing show from someone that I've always admired. So my question is simply this. Are Dickey's performances better now than they were a couple years ago?


Agreed. Susea posted a group of Dickey Videos from a very recent show. Imho, his voice is shot and his playing sounds very tired. Here is "Deep Blue Eyes" a new song. Listen to his Voice and playing here, if you think this is worth a two hour drive...well, I'll eat a bug....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_02HLupHrM

 

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  posted on 10/10/2008 at 05:09 PM
I liked it. It's a slow tune, but they can't all be like Blue Sky, Jessica, or Southbound. Certainly not my favorite Betts penned song, but not bad at all. I think the guitar work and tone is beautiful. I didn't think the voice was bad either. Oh well, different strokes.
 

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  posted on 10/10/2008 at 05:26 PM
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AMEN!! but if you are further away than two hours, it's still worth the ride.


Yes because last Sat I drove 3 hrs!!!

 

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  posted on 10/10/2008 at 05:33 PM
I also need to add that every show is always different and that Cannon MT was a cold night ya'll especially for someone from the South!

I've seen all phases of Dickey and I still think it was a fine job and hoestly he made some comments about forgetting some lyrics to the older tunes not played as often. Number 1, I give him credit for saying so and after almost 40 years of hard road life... cut him some slack and support the legend!!!

 

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  posted on 10/10/2008 at 06:16 PM
People can knock Dickey all they want. He's a big part of the Allman Brothers Band. From late 1971 till 2000 it was Dickey's band. Now he's no longer a part of the Brothers I still enjoy his music live.

He's 63 years old and I still think he kicks ass. He wrote great songs and still performs them live. Rock on Dickey...

 

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  posted on 10/10/2008 at 06:39 PM
Lets just stick to the Fax

 

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  posted on 10/10/2008 at 10:51 PM
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While I have always been a big supporter of DIckey Betts, I don't think that any Dickey show is a good one. In fact, I have seen a number of shows which I thought were pretty awful. My last Dickey show was July 13, 2007 in Vernon Hills, IL. While it wasn't a horrible show, it wasn't great either. Since then I've been reluctant to dive back in. I would be really bummed to see another disappointing show from someone that I've always admired. So my question is simply this. Are Dickey's performances better now than they were a couple years ago?


Agreed. Susea posted a group of Dickey Videos from a very recent show. Imho, his voice is shot and his playing sounds very tired. Here is "Deep Blue Eyes" a new song. Listen to his Voice and playing here, if you think this is worth a two hour drive...well, I'll eat a bug....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_02HLupHrM



I doubt that the people who saw this Pistoia blues show in summer 2008 share your view that his playing is weak. I will mail you a bug of your choice to eat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bevl3AzR7Ao&feature=related

 

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  posted on 10/10/2008 at 11:04 PM
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While I have always been a big supporter of DIckey Betts, I don't think that any Dickey show is a good one. In fact, I have seen a number of shows which I thought were pretty awful. My last Dickey show was July 13, 2007 in Vernon Hills, IL. While it wasn't a horrible show, it wasn't great either. Since then I've been reluctant to dive back in. I would be really bummed to see another disappointing show from someone that I've always admired. So my question is simply this. Are Dickey's performances better now than they were a couple years ago?


Agreed. Susea posted a group of Dickey Videos from a very recent show. Imho, his voice is shot and his playing sounds very tired. Here is "Deep Blue Eyes" a new song. Listen to his Voice and playing here, if you think this is worth a two hour drive...well, I'll eat a bug....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_02HLupHrM



I doubt that the people who saw this Pistoia blues show in summer 2008 share your view that his playing is weak. I will mail you a bug of your choice to eat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bevl3AzR7Ao&feature=related


It's fairly obvious to me that we are not on the same wavelength. That's ok, to each their own. I think it's a combination of diminished skills and doing the same old thing, only not as well. And for you...it's unconditional love, no matter what. That's cool too, not trying to start an argument here. I just don't hear what you hear and frankly, I wouldn't drop $20 to see this band, where on the other hand, I'd drive for two and half hours and spend $60 to see Derek Trucks play. Rock on bro'....

 

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  posted on 10/10/2008 at 11:31 PM
I watched the video that BIGV posted and I happen to think it was a VERY beautiful song. Yeah, Dickey's voice ain't what it once was. Dylan NEVER had a voice to begin with; did I hear anyone quit calling him a legend? In fact, have you heard Dylan's voice in the last 5 years? Let me tell you, it would make Dickey sound like Pavarotti. Yet I still enjoyed the hell out of the music last time I saw Dylan maybe 3 years ago. And how 'bout Willie Nelson? Hell, he talks his way through his songs, never really had a voice at all, but it works.
Yeah, Dickey is a legend, and I believe he deserves some props just for that. But based on that video, I think he can still write a pretty tune. And just for the legend status and his 30 years of heavy influence in ABB, I'd go see him any time. I've heard he's had off nights, but he'd have to be pretty godd*mn falling down drunk to make me quit being a fan.


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  posted on 10/10/2008 at 11:57 PM
Interesting posts. It's obvious that is voice isn't all that anymore. I don't know if it's actually that his skills have diminished, but more that at his age he has adjusted his playing style. It's not flashy at all and he gets the job done. As for his new songs, Girl With Deep Blue Eyes i think is a great song and I love Keep Rollin' On. Also a big fan of the new songs from pedro, mike, and duane.

 

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  posted on 10/11/2008 at 12:30 AM
I must say have seen Dickey and Great Southern a few times, come on man it's f'in
Dickey I have not seen him lately but not from a lack of trying he has played in Jersey
alot in the past year. Unfortunately, I missed him due to cancellations or other reasons.
I first seen DBGS IN 1977 at the Morris Stage a small quaint joint in Morris Cty a buddy
of mine and myself were hanging out in the alley behind the building sippin some JD and
token on a number, when we were asked by a roadie if we would like to help set up for the show we were more than game to get backstage. So we went in and started putting some gear on stage, unpacking some trunks labeled The Allman Brothers Band
just like on the cover of LAFE. We helped with the lighting and amps and guitars it was f'in
amazing We got to play Dickey's Les Paul's before the guitar tech came to tune up for the gig. We were asked to sit on the stage for the show but we had 3rd row and opted to get back in to the crowd to watch the show, which was incredible the boys were tighter then a clams ass so to speak and it was the first time I got to see Bougainvillea
live it was truly beyond words the whole show and experience was mind boggling. Which brings me to present day,last week on this very site someone chimed in about the song
Bougainvillea and I had to break out my guitar and re-learn one of the sweetest tunes I
have ever heard. Have been playing it now for 2 days straight and just recorded on my
8 track recorder. Thank you Mr.Betts for always being an inspiration to continue playing
great songs that you have written,you are and always have been The Man. You are truly
missed!

 

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  posted on 10/11/2008 at 12:34 AM
Pedro, Mike and Duane did not showcase their songs on opening night on Cannon Mountain which I would have loved to see but I was pretty happy and walked away satisfied for sure! The vibe was great between band and crowd which is a very good thang!

Here are my two favorite videos from my night seeing the Mountain snow melt!

High Falls

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdinetL7XCM

Liz Reed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mspYVrRbzg

 

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  posted on 10/11/2008 at 12:43 AM
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High Falls

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdinetL7XCM



Just watched this...effn way out there sweet stuff. Knocked my socks off my feet to my pile of dirty clothes !

 

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  posted on 10/11/2008 at 12:53 AM
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High Falls

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdinetL7XCM



Just watched this...effn way out there sweet stuff. Knocked my socks off my feet to my pile of dirty clothes ! [/quo

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  posted on 10/11/2008 at 06:13 AM
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[I doubt that the people who saw this Pistoia blues show in summer 2008 share your view that his playing is weak. I will mail you a bug of your choice to eat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bevl3AzR7Ao&feature=related


That song always gives me chills. Probably one of my fav ABB song. I would love to hear Dickey back with the Bros and he and Warren just tear this up.
Great solo by Dickey on this video too!!

 

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  posted on 10/11/2008 at 06:54 AM
susea thanks for those new videos.

your machine recorded with decent audio too.

 

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  posted on 10/11/2008 at 08:55 AM
"I'll eat a bug." That's hilarious, and I chuckle every time I think of it.

However, I respectfully disagree. I really like the way Dickey and the band sound here (older and more tired voice and all). He still puts a lot of feeling into it. And in music, that can make all the difference. I think that is what we like about Dickey Betts. it's not always the quality or techncial ability, but the way he expresses his passion for life and music.

I know I'm biased, but this is exciting to watch. You got to love Pedro Arevalo too. His bass has really added a lot to Dickey's sound. I think I read that he is playing one of Berry Oakley's old bass guitars, probably given to him by Dickey. (anyone know?)

 
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