That time Dickey Betts told me to quit being so “reclusive” and come meet him after the show

kirk west photo By Steve Newton I did my fourth interview with Dickey Betts back in 2001, after he'd been kicked out of the Allman Brothers and was touring with his own band, promoting the Let's Get Together album. As our "phoner" wound down, he invited me to come back and meet him after the … Continue reading That time Dickey Betts told me to quit being so “reclusive” and come meet him after the show

That time Dickey Betts told me why he got kicked out of the Allman Brothers Band

By Steve Newton I did my fourth interview with guitar legend Dickey Betts in August of 2001, when he was touring with the Dickey Betts Band in support of their new album Let's Get Together. A little over a year earlier he'd been fired by fax by the Allman Brothers, who he'd cofounded back in … Continue reading That time Dickey Betts told me why he got kicked out of the Allman Brothers Band

Dickey Betts on the “disco shit” of the ’80s and the nauseating music the Allmans made for Clive Davis

By Steve Newton Hey, as you may be aware, I never tire of posting little audio snippets from my four interviews with guitar legend Dickey Betts. Here's one from 2001 where Dickey, always honest and to the point, explains how the Allman Brothers broke up in the early '80s to let disco run its course--but … Continue reading Dickey Betts on the “disco shit” of the ’80s and the nauseating music the Allmans made for Clive Davis

That time I asked Dickey Betts what Allman Brothers tunes he was playing with his own band

By Steve Newton Back in 2001 I did my fourth interview with Dickey Betts, one of my fave pickers ever. At the time he was touring with the Dickey Betts Band, which had recently released its Let's Get Together album, the one where Dickey wore an Allen Woody t-shirt for the cover photo. At one … Continue reading That time I asked Dickey Betts what Allman Brothers tunes he was playing with his own band

Dickey Betts curses the “goddamn heroin” that took Allen Woody and opines the casualties of rock

By Steve Newton On August 20, 2001, I did my fourth interview with guitar legend Dickey Betts. The date can be seen as significant in a couple of ways, because it was one week before the first anniversary of former Allman Brothers bassist Allen Woody's suspected overdose death, and just 11 days after the bizarre … Continue reading Dickey Betts curses the “goddamn heroin” that took Allen Woody and opines the casualties of rock