Flashback | Dickey Betts Sits In With Tedeschi Trucks Band

For a short period in 1999 and 2000 Dickey Betts and Derek Trucks shared the stage as the two guitarists in the Allman Brothers Band. Betts was dumped by fax in 2000 and was quickly replaced by Jimmy Herring and then Warren Haynes. The two one-time band mates were reunited last year when Betts sat in with the Tedeschi Trucks Band at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on September 21.

Dickey emerged towards the end of the TTB's main set for renditions of Allman Brothers classics "In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed" and "Blue Sky," (with "Franklin's Tower" tease!) both of which were penned by Betts. The legendary guitarist returned during the encore for a take on "The Sky Is Crying." The Tedeschi Trucks Band brought the evening to a close with their Sly Stone medley of "Sing A Simple Song" > "I Want To Take You Higher."

The Tedeschi Trucks Band returns to the Beacon for shows on September 19, 20 and 26. We look forward to seeing what surprises they have in store for this year's run. We're also holding out hope that Dickey will share the stage with The Allman Brothers Band when they end their storied career at the Beacon in October. 

Check out the setlist from that fateful night:

Watch fan-shot footage of "In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed":

Here's fan-shot footage of "Blue Sky":

Finally, enjoy fan-shot footage of "The Sky Is Crying":



[Videos via Rick Randall]
[Published on: 8/28/14]

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