Dickey Betts, Great Southern Visit Bally’s Atlantic City Feb. 19-20
One of the most influential guitarists in rock ‘n’ roll history, Dickey Betts, will visit Bally’s Atlantic City on back-to-back nights Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 19-20.
Lead guitarist and vocalist for his band Great Southern, Betts will be joined by his son Duane Betts (guitar) along with Andy Aledort (guitar), Pedro Arevalo (bass), Mike Kach (keyboards), Frankie Lombardi (drums) and James Varnado (drums).
Dickey Betts is best known as one of the founding members of the Allman Brothers Band along with Duane and Gregg Allman, Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks and Jaimoe Johanson. He penned some of the greatest hits in Allman Brothers history, including “Ramblin’ Man,” “Blue Sky” and the instrumental sensations “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” and “Jessica,” the latter of which was named after his daughter and earned the Allman Brothers a Grammy Award for best rock instrumental performance in 1996 — 23 years after the song was first released. The Allman Brothers paved the way for other great rock bands out of the southern states, including Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Marshall Tucker Band, the Charlie Daniels Band and others.
Betts was inducted with the Allman Brothers into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. He helped the Allmans pioneer a rock style that was spun from several styles like blues, jazz, soul and R&B, and helped spur a more improvisational style of rock than had previously existed.
Prior to Duane Allman’s death in 1971, Betts and Allman combined for a dueling lead guitar combo that was heretofore unprecedented.
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