Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Dickey Betts & Great Southern Head North! Artpark’s “Tuesday in the Park”

Dickey Betts & Great Southern Head North! Artpark’s “Tuesday in the Park” Hosts Former Allman Brother!
(Lewiston, NY) Dickey Betts has quite an impressive musical resume: a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All-Time and a 1995 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. On July 11, this legend of the six-string and his current band, Great Southern, will showcase an extensive collection of work as the featured act of the “First Niagara Tuesday in the Park at Artpark” free concert series, which starts at 6:30pm.As an original member of the Allman Brothers Band, Betts played an instrumental role in the writing and recording of the band’s greatest musical triumphs – “Ramblin' Man,” “Blue Sky,” “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” and the Grammy Award-winning “Jessica.”Betts’ prolific musical journey began on a fateful March night in 1969 when he and friend Berry Oakley jammed with a local band featuring Duane and Gregg Allman; this marked the birth of the Allman Brothers Band. After Duane Allman and Berry Oakley were killed in motorcycle accidents a year apart in 1971 and 1972, the ABB worked through their sorrow, with Betts writing and singing the group's biggest hit, "Ramblin' Man."Following several reunions and splits, the ABB came together in 1989 to mark their 20th Anniversary. The chemistry that resulted from the unique two-guitar approach of Betts and Warren Haynes once again made the Band one of the most compelling acts in the country. The ABB enjoyed continued success throughout the nineties – being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, winning their first Grammy and amazing audiences with their powerful live performances.A year after the ABB celebrated their 30th Anniversary, Betts formed the Dickey Betts Band and hit the road on his own. Dickey later changed the name of the group to Dickey Betts and Great Southern – which added Dickey’s son Duane on lead guitar in January, 2002. The opening act on July 11 is Pinkeye D’Gekko.Every Tuesday evening event includes a plethora of hands-on art activities for children, which are sponsored by the New York Power Authority.The “First Niagara Tuesday in the Park at Artpark” concert series is also sponsored by Certo Brothers, Sevenson Environmental Services, Modern Corporation and Tim Horton’s.

For more information on Artpark’s 2006 lineup, contact the Box Office at 716-754-4375 or visit

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