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  posted on 5/14/2018 at 08:00 AM
1: thetoweringfool + the Mrs. + 6 Peachheads. 2: .......So..how great is this?! Back where it Begins w/ Betts!! Love him or not...the Man was heavily responsible for so much of the music we hold dear...those tunes, man! Sadly, it won't be long before that flickering magic is silenced for good. Sure, Derek n Warren, etc can bear the torch but ultimately those are just covers. Can't wait for Dickey to feel the love in a sold-out auditorium. So...where is everyone partying? I'm talking to you, Maconites. This needs to be a throwdown of biblical proportions...we may not all be able to meet-up on these hallowed grounds again. Please share any/all info or suggestions here. The Road Goes On Forever!
 
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  posted on 5/14/2018 at 08:46 AM
Wish I could be there. Don't get off for the summer until June 6th.

As much as I enjoy latter lineups of the ABB, some more than others, the REAL Allman Brothers was the original band. Listen to Fillmore East and the live tracks on Eat A Peach. Only Duane, Dickey and Berry's styles can made the band sound like that. With all due respect to Warren, Derek, Chuck, Dangerous Dan, the several base players etc, I have yet to hear One Way Out, Trouble No More, Statesboro Blues, Done Somebody Wrong, You Don't Love Me, Hot Lanta and Liz Reed equaled by any other line up.

 

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  posted on 5/14/2018 at 10:08 AM
Have a great time folks! Yep the warmup gig tomorrow in Sarasota, then back to the beginnings of it all Thurs in Macon -- thank you Dickey, for everything!

 

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  posted on 5/14/2018 at 12:46 PM
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Wish I could be there. Don't get off for the summer until June 6th.

As much as I enjoy latter lineups of the ABB, some more than others, the REAL Allman Brothers was the original band. Listen to Fillmore East and the live tracks on Eat A Peach. Only Duane, Dickey and Berry's styles can made the band sound like that. With all due respect to Warren, Derek, Chuck, Dangerous Dan, the several base players etc, I have yet to hear One Way Out, Trouble No More, Statesboro Blues, Done Somebody Wrong, You Don't Love Me, Hot Lanta and Liz Reed equaled by any other line up.


Agree 100% and I bet Warren & Derek would agree.

Original band was iconic and changed music.

 

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  posted on 5/14/2018 at 01:40 PM
The Allman Brothers after Duane created magical music. No excuse needed for enjoying the heck out of it (it was a real stretch to bring that cold water bucket and throw it on this thread).

That said, I'll be in Macon. Looking forward to see Devon+Duane and Dickey and then Jaimoe & the incredible Jasssz Band. May not make it early for any pre-game coming down after work from ATL.

 

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  posted on 5/14/2018 at 02:28 PM
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Wish I could be there. Don't get off for the summer until June 6th.

As much as I enjoy latter lineups of the ABB, some more than others, the REAL Allman Brothers was the original band. Listen to Fillmore East and the live tracks on Eat A Peach. Only Duane, Dickey and Berry's styles can made the band sound like that. With all due respect to Warren, Derek, Chuck, Dangerous Dan, the several base players etc, I have yet to hear One Way Out, Trouble No More, Statesboro Blues, Done Somebody Wrong, You Don't Love Me, Hot Lanta and Liz Reed equaled by any other line up.


You are not the arbiter of who the Allman Brothers are no matter how many times you repeat yourself with the exact same comments that don't belong in this thread in any event.

 

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  posted on 5/14/2018 at 03:10 PM
I'm there... certainly going to hit up the big house in the afternoon. Fried Chicken at the H&H... ( take extra Lipitor)

I think Berry Oakley Jr. is doing some type of pre show deal & Jaimoe got an after show... full day for sure.

 

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  posted on 5/14/2018 at 03:25 PM
Thanks for that Hotlantatim. No **** ...we all know Duane was the general. Replacing the most firebrand axeman who ever lived is obviously impossible. Fvck me...this site is flatlined. Anyway...regarding the intent of this thread; Ocmulgee Brewpub looks like a winner (if anyone reads this).



 

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  posted on 5/14/2018 at 03:46 PM
Least Anything Goes has still gotta pulse.Whippin Post is pathetic!Buncha same ol,same ol, 3 dollar word's & take's of how great it was when Hussein was prez.It's the same ol talking heads,dribblin the same ol jive.Long as ya cut on Trump ,your in the circle.But take up for the cat a smidge,& here come the same ol melon head's.I'd like to meet some of the goof ball's over there face to face.I bet their as boring & dumb looking as the content of their little college essay dribble's they post.

 

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  posted on 5/14/2018 at 03:53 PM
Well this thread sure took a fun turn...

Anyways...Everyone who is going, enjoy the shows! I really hope they are great and there are still some magic moments to be had. I wish I could go but of course this is the only week in May I had any plans before Dickey made the big tour announcement. Maybe I'll try to make it up to Peach or NYC this Summer.

 

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  posted on 5/14/2018 at 05:08 PM
I am going to the Beacon in July; and I'm as excited as hell. Still hold my view that the lineup that ended in 2014 gave us a better decade than keeping the "originals" together would have because the young blood made for longer shows with more variety (2 1/2 hrs with intermission) than a Gregg/Dickey lineup would have (75 mins-no break) if continued

But live in the moment; and this is by far the best the moment has to offer. I saw Berry but never Duane. I saw the brothers again in 73 after Berry's death when it was "Dickey's Band." The carousel goes forward; just grab for whatever ring you can. Too many deaths the last few years.

Everyone enjoy and post videos

 

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  posted on 5/14/2018 at 08:36 PM
I’m gonna hit The Beacon show also and am looking forward to seeing some reviews and comments from these upcoming shows. Almost every incarnation of the ABB played some of the best music ever and some were certainly better than others. I never saw Duane, but of the 50+ Beacon shows I went to over 20 odd years there were plenty of them that were as good as anything I have ever seen and can stand side by side with what the original lineup laid down for sure - not the same or better, just great. Enjoy these last visits with one of the originals and let’s see what the next generation can do now also.

 

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  posted on 5/14/2018 at 08:54 PM
I'll be there plus a friend

 

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  posted on 5/14/2018 at 08:54 PM
tbomike. You don't like me do you. You don't like the FACT the last line up or any other line up can't match the original lineup. I'm going to say what I want on any thread as many times as I want. Don't like what I write? Don't read it. You must be one of a few I've encountered who think the last line up was the best version of the ABB. Only someone who never saw the original band hitting the note at The Fillmore East or West would make such a mistake. And I bet Warren and Derek agree with me. But you do it your way. I could care less.

 

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  posted on 5/15/2018 at 07:10 AM
Flying down to my house in Boca Raton on Friday and one reason is to catch the show on Saturday. Going to try to stay in spoiler mode until then. I am also going to the Beacon and as excited as I am in seeing Dickey, I am also fascinated to see Marshall Tucker. Curious if they are going to be a train wreck.
 

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  posted on 5/15/2018 at 08:02 PM
Leavin for Macon in the mornin from Chicago, will arrive late. Planning to have breakfast at the H & H.
What the best place in downtown Macon for a good down home dinner before the Dickey Betts concert?

Sabrina & Tucker

 

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  posted on 5/15/2018 at 10:14 PM
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Wish I could be there. Don't get off for the summer until June 6th.

As much as I enjoy latter lineups of the ABB, some more than others, the REAL Allman Brothers was the original band. Listen to Fillmore East and the live tracks on Eat A Peach. Only Duane, Dickey and Berry's styles can made the band sound like that. With all due respect to Warren, Derek, Chuck, Dangerous Dan, the several base players etc, I have yet to hear One Way Out, Trouble No More, Statehood Blues, Done Somebody Wrong, You Don't Love Me, Hot Lanta and Liz Reed equaled by any other line up.


I like all that stuff by the originals but Brothers and Sisters is my favorite. Sorry.

 

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  posted on 5/16/2018 at 09:32 AM
Am with ya blackey, I know where you were coming from -- it's only on the ABB site where enthusiastic talk about the original band elicits negativism -- no need to apologize Walter, if B&S is your thing, great -- I dig that record To The Nines too (what ABB fan doesn't) -- they've never played Pony Boy or Jelly Jelly, they belong ONLY to that record & time

Berry Oakley, Dickey Betts, Butch Trucks, Jai Johanny Johansen, Gregg Allman - - Duane Allman

there was none ever-better to my ears either -- do not mean to be an arbiter or throw cold water on the thread -- hope you good folks have a great time tomorrow night (wonder if anything from the warmup gig last night )
I love the ABB

[Edited on 5/16/2018 by Stephen]

 

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  posted on 5/16/2018 at 10:14 AM
There's some video up on the rehearsal show. Such a precious time to see Dickey Betts on stage again. His legend will grow as one of the greatest guitarists and songwriters...and deservedly so. His son Duane and Devon Allman are so devoted and respectful to both of their Dad's body of work, so great to see
 

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  posted on 5/16/2018 at 10:47 AM
According to this thread there was a show in Sarasota last night. Anyone care to report on that?

 

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  posted on 5/16/2018 at 10:57 AM
here's some video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1hatqta5mA

 

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  posted on 5/16/2018 at 11:03 AM
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According to this thread there was a show in Sarasota last night. Anyone care to report on that?


There are a lot of videos on the Dickey Betts Fans facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/139171316244192/

And some photos from the local paper: http://www.heraldtribune.com/photogallery/LK/20180516/NEWS/516009999/PH/1

 

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  posted on 5/16/2018 at 11:23 AM
I'm leaving tomorrow morning from SC with my special friend. Just glad to see Dickey and Devon again.
We will probably go to Rose Hill to pay our respects to the brothers. I also have relatives in Rose Hill and Riverside. The weather forecast seems to be a bit better that it was earlier in the week.

 

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  posted on 5/16/2018 at 12:12 PM
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Least Anything Goes has still gotta pulse.Whippin Post is pathetic!Buncha same ol,same ol, 3 dollar word's & take's of how great it was when Hussein was prez.It's the same ol talking heads,dribblin the same ol jive.Long as ya cut on Trump ,your in the circle.But take up for the cat a smidge,& here come the same ol melon head's.I'd like to meet some of the goof ball's over there face to face.I bet their as boring & dumb looking as the content of their little college essay dribble's they post.


I want some of whatever LUKE's having.

 

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  posted on 5/16/2018 at 12:49 PM
Here's a review: http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20180516/review-dickey-betts-band-debut-i n-sarasota-at-white-buffalo-saloon

Review: Dickey Betts Band debut in Sarasota at White Buffalo Saloon
By Wade Tatangelo

Allman Brothers Band founding member returns to performing following four-year hiatus with hometown “live rehearsal show” featuring his songs and first-time ever Betts solo band performances of Gregg Allman songs

Dickey Betts returned to the stage Tuesday following about four years of retirement and elated a capacity crowd while carrying on the rich Allman Brothers Band legacy he played a key role in creating back in 1969.

Wearing a cowboy hat and matching boots with blue jeans and a flannel shirt, a white-bearded Betts took the stage at White Buffalo Saloon about seven miles from his Sarasota County home and launched into the instrumental “Hot ‘Lanta.” The song first appeared on the Allman Brothers’ iconic 1971 live album “At Fillmore East” and is based on a Betts melody line. It’s also the rare Allman Brothers song credited to all of the band’s original lineup of which only Betts and drummer Jaimoe have survived.

Tuesday, “Hot ‘Lanta’ became a showcase as much for Dickey as his gifted son, Duane Betts, with the two men taking turns soloing on their Gibson guitars while joined by the rest of the outstanding new band that includes the Betts’ former Great Southern musicians Frankie Lombardi (drums), Mike Kach (keyboards and vocals) and Pedro Arevalo (bass), as well as Damon Fowler (guitar and vocals) and Steve Camilleri (drums).

Fowler, a former Anna Maria Island resident who issued a couple high-charting blues albums as a solo artist on the Blind Pig label and played in Butch Trucks and the Freight Train Band, kicked off “Statesboro Blues” with searing slide guitar licks that recalled, without aping, those of Duane Allman. And then came the Gregg Allman-esque vocals.

It was a sheer joy to hear keyboardist Kach sing those timeless lines by Blind Willie McTell and made famous by the Allman Brothers, again via “At Fillmore East,” while playing the bluesy keyboard parts. In July of 2015, many of the same people on stage and in attendance Tuesday were at the White Buffalo Saloon for a Kach benefit concert to raise funds as he battled cirrhosis of the liver. Kach looked and sounded wonderful last night and is reportedly living a clean and healthy life.

Dickey sounded charmingly gruff on “Nothing You Can Do,” a fun, upbeat song from his 1977 solo album “Dickey Betts & Great Southern.” Duane Betts and Fowler each delivered sweet solos followed by the maestro issuing his finest so far of the night. Then, for the first time since splitting with the Allman Brothers Band in 2000, Dickey Betts performed a song written by his longtime band mate Gregg Allman, who passed away last May. Kach sang the famous “Midnight Rider” lyrics with Fowler joining on harmony vocals and slide guitar and Dickey also contributing a smart solo to a song I never thought he would play again.

Opening with melodic quotations from Jerry Garcia’s “Franklin’s Tower,” the band gave a beautiful performance of Dickey’s “Blue Sky” with the legend leading what became largely an ebullient sing along with wall-to-wall crowd participation. Listening close, though, the real thrill, for me, at least, was hearing Dickey and Fowler harmonize on guitar, recalling the sounds made by Dickey and Duane Allman down in Miami at Criteria Studios back in 1971 shortly before the elder Allman died in a motorcycle crash.

Kach took the spotlight next to sing his self-penned ballad “Get Away” with Dickey adding guitar fills while seated on a stool with Duane Betts and Fowler taking turns soloing. Dickey, still seated, then sang his ballad “Seven Turns,” the title track to the Allman Brothers hit comeback album from 1990. The two songs paired nicely, Dickey’s weathered vocals an ideal instrument for the lyrics about a lifetime of “runnin’ wild out on the road, just like a leaf on the wind.”

On stage, Dickey spends most of his time looking to bassist Pedro Arevalo for cues and when Arevalo played the signature Berry Oakley riff to the Gregg Allman-composed “Whipping Post” all eyes were on him, with the audience erupting. Again, not a song most of us thought we would ever hear Dickey perform since splitting with the Allman Brothers nearly two decades ago. Fowler, who has been playing “Whipping Post” since he was a teen prodigy two decades ago at venues across Tampa Bay, played a powerhouse solo with Dickey closing with a nuanced one that reinforced the plaintive lyrics delivered with equal parts pathos and determination by Kach.

The band followed “Whipping Post” with Dickey’s composition “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” and it was a highlight of the evening witnessing father and son make their guitars sound like violins on the masterful instrumental, which, like “Hot ’Lanta,” “Statesboro Blues” and “Whipping Post” became a rock classic after appearing on “At Fillmore East.”

The Allman Brothers Band had one Top 10 pop hit, and it came in 1973 with Dickey’s country-rocker “Ramblin’ Man,” which he sang lead as well as playing lead guitar. Last night, it served as an exciting encore with plenty of crowd participation. Dickey gave a slower, soulful makeover with Kach’s keyboard solo a standout right along with hearing Dickey deliver those iconic licks.

Billed as a “live rehearsal show,” the 1,000 tickets, all priced at $60, sold out less than about a week after being announced. As someone who has been listening to the Allman Brothers my entire life (thanks Dad!) and attending Dickey Betts shows now for nearly 20 years, I found the experience not only entertaining but heartwarming. I’m sure it was cathartic for the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer on stage, too, considering the recent deaths of his former Allman Brother band mates Allman and Butch Trucks.

It was a joyous evening, one I think the vast majority in attendance will cherish for years to come. The 74-year-old Betts is the grandfather we all wish we had to lead a jam session on the front porch. The Dickey Betts Band tour of 2018 not to be missed.

Setlist:

1. “Hot ’Lanta”

2. “Statesboro Blues”

3. “Nothing You Can Do”

4. “Midnight Rider”

5. “Blue Sky”

6. “Get Away”

7. “Seven Turns”

8. “Whipping Post”

9. “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed”

10. “Ramblin’ Man”

 

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