That time Dickey Betts told me how sweet the buses were that the Allman Brothers toured in

By Steve Newton

Hey, how about another audio excerpt from an old interview I did with one of my fave guitarists, Dickey Betts? Just hang on a sec while I go fix myself a rye and seven.

Mmmm, that’s better. Happy holidays!

So back in 1992 I was talkin’ to Dickey about the Allmans’ latest album, An Evening With the Allman Brothers Band: First Set. The disc’s cover photo, taken by the inimitable Kirk West, showed the band members posing in front of a concert venue, with Butch Trucks, on the far right, leaning up against one of their tour buses.

At one point in the interview I asked Dickey if he didn’t mind ridin’ the bus after all these years, and he led me on an interesting aural tour of their custom-built vehicles.

Have a listen:





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