Dickey Betts Sits In With Tedeschi Trucks Band At Beacon

By Scott Bernstein Sep 22, 2013 8:00 am PDT

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 night when Betts sat in with the Tedeschi Trucks Band at the Beacon Theatre in New York City.

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.”

Check out last night’s setlist:

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

Here’s fan-shot footage of “Blue Sky” from last night:

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

[Videos via Rick Randall]
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