Dickey Betts made his name as a co-founder of and guitarist for The Allman Brothers Band. He wrote a handful of their better-known songs, including "Ramblin' Man," "Jessica," "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed," and "Blue Sky." In other words, he's legend.
Before 1988, Betts had been on a bit of a hiatus, having not recorded an album in 7 years. If nothing else, this interview makes it clear that he was happy to be back on the road. For example, it sounds like he had a blast at the previous night's historic jam at the Lonestar Roadhouse in New York. He also praises members of his new band, including Warren Haynes and Johnny Neal, crediting them for keeping him on his toes. As per his responsibilities as D.J. for the show, he also introduces some of the songs off of his new album, Pattern Disruptive. All in all, the interview depicts Dickey as a man with a love for his past, southern rock, and being in the mix of the live music experience.
00:10 - New album after 7 years00:35 - Significance of album title: guitar-based blues rock01:37 - Comfort with Southern rock / instrumentals02:44 - Intro to "Duane's Tune" 03:15 - Dual lead guitars / Duane Allman, keyboards, Warren Haynes04:20 - What would Duane say now?05:43 - The immediate future / the new band06:45 - A note from mommy07:08 - Staying on the road for a while07:30 - Mixing some old tunes into the set-list08:42 - Feeling great, staying on one's toes09:27 - Running into old friends: Volunteer Jams11:37 - Singles before albums / improved vinyl technology12:27 - Warren Haynes / intro to "Time to Roll"12:56 - High on the whole band 13:31 - Johnny Neal / intro to "Far Cry"14:47 - Live broadcast from The Lonestar Roadhouse 15:51 - Jam session: Mick Taylor, Rick Derringer, Jack Bruce17:15 - Glad to be back on the road18:12 - Cowboy boots by Joe Dan Petty19:02 - Places to go on tour20:50 - Blues guitar influences / intro to "Loverman"22:22 - Outro
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