Thursday, July 18, 2019

The Dickey Betts Band Keeps The Spirit Of The Allman Brothers Band Alive With "Ramblin' Man"

Guitarist, singer, songwriter Dickey Betts (original member of The Allman Brothers Band) returned from an extended hiatus to begin performing live once again with The Dickey Betts Band. Members of the band include his son Duane Betts, Frankie Lombardi, Mike Kach, Pedro Arevalo, Damon Fowler and Steve Camilleri. On July 26th, The Dickey Betts Band will release their first live album in over a decade and it features their historic 2018 performance at the St. George Theatre in New York. It will be released on CD and on vinyl, as well as capturing the entire performance on Blu-ray.

The 90-minute set features a load of The Allman Brothers Band classics, beginning with the blazing back-to-back instrumentals "Hot 'Lanta" and "Blue Sky." The show also includes a guest performance from Devon Allman (son of Gregg Allman) on The Allman Brothers Band original "Midnight Rider." The highlight of the night is certainly the 21-minute jam of "In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed," as the band sound in perfect unison. Dickey Betts and Mike Kach take the lead vocals on "Whipping Post" and "Ramblin' Man," before closing out the evening with a jazzy rendition of "Jessica." To find out more about The Dickey Betts Band's new live album "Ramblin' Man: Live At The St. George Theatre," please visit facebook.com/dickeybetts.

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