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BETTS & GREAT SOUTHERN
Betts, a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, has one of the
most distinctive voices in music today. Known as one of the most
influential guitar players of all time, Betts has mastered a seamless
style of lyrical melody and rhythm -- marrying country, jazz, blues, and
rock into one unparalleled sound. The New York Times has called
Betts "one of the great rock guitarists…who thinks like a jazz
improviser, in thoughtfully structured, cleanly articulated,
intelligently paced phrases … [when] Mr. Betts was tearing into one of
his improvisations, the music was about as exciting as rock and roll
Betts joined several bands in the sixties and eventually formed a band
with bassist Berry Oakley. One fateful night in 1969, Betts and Oakley's
band jammed with another local group featuring Duane and Gregg Allman,
marking the birth of the Allman Brothers Band.
In addition to matching band leader Duane Allman lick for lick, Betts
also wrote such memorable songs as "Revival" and the
instrumental tour de force "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed."
After Duane Allman and Berry Oakley were killed in accidents a
year apart in 1971 and 1972, the Allman Brothers worked through their
sorrow, with Betts writing and singing the group's biggest hit, "Ramblin'
Members of the band ventured into solo careers in 1973, and when the ABB
officially split up in 1976, he formed Dickey Betts and Great Southern.
The group reformed in 1978, but soon split again.
In 1989, their 20th anniversary, the Allman Brothers Band reformed. The
chemistry that resulted from the unique two-guitar approach of Warren
Haynes and Betts made the Allman Brothers Band once again one of the
most compelling bands in the country. The band enjoyed continued success
throughout the nineties -- being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall
of Fame, winning their first Grammy, and amazing audiences with their
powerful live performances.
A year after the Allman Brothers Band celebrated their 30th anniversary,
Betts departed to hit the road on his own. His guitar sound is still
immediately recognizable, with soaring leads providing musical wings,
and his road-seasoned vocals reflecting grit and hard-earned respect.
The group released their first CD in June, 2001 mining such
American music genres as jazz, western swing, country rock, blues,
Celtic, and some good ole rock n’ roll.
Dickey Betts & Great Southern have honed their considerable musical
skills through a relentless touring schedule that have included live
concert appearances with the Charlie Daniels Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob
Weir and Rat dog, and Phil Lesh & Friends