That time Dickey Betts told me that he liked the Allman Brothers’ opening act, Blues Traveler, “a whole lot”

By Steve Newton

If you’ve been checking out Ear of Newt much in the last couple years, you likely noticed that I really enjoy posting audio excerpts from my four interviews with Dickey Betts. As I’ve been saying all along, he’s one of my fave guitarists, but I like hearing his down-home southern drawl almost as much as his sweetly cranked Les Paul.

Well, maybe not quite as much.

But I do like hearing him talk–and I reckon other folks might to–so here’s another (probly the last) audio excerpt I’m gonna post from my 1992 interview with Dickey. As the interview was winding down I asked him about the Allman Brothers’ opening band at the time, Blues Traveler, and he had nothing but good things to do say.

Have a listen:



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