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LIVE: Dickey Betts & Great Southern @ Albany’s Alive at Five, 6/28/12

Monday, July 2nd, 2012
Dickie Betts

Dickie Betts

Review by Richard Brody
Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Dickey Betts – founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer and, with the late Duane Allman, half of arguably the greatest two-guitar tandem in the history of rock ‘n’ roll – brought his band Great Southern to Albany’s Alive at Five in Riverfront Park for a trip down memory lane.

It was impossible not to think Allmans with the band’s set-up – two drums, keyboards, bass and guitars – and a set list that was anchored in the classic “Live at Fillmore East” and augmented by the follow-ups “Eat a Peach” and “Brothers and Sisters.” That said, the band seemed to have a good time playing, and the sizeable audience danced, bounced and sang along during the hour and 40-minute set.

Betts and band wasted no time in letting us know what we were in for, starting with a lengthy (is there any other rendition?) of the instrumental “High Falls” and then moving into “Statesboro Blues,” which featured some nice slide work by Andy Aledort (who was a good foil for Betts all evening) and a tight rhythm section led by the syncopated drumming of Frankie Lombardi and James Varnado with Pedro Arevalo on bass.

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