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From the archives: Dickey Betts and his custom Gibsons

In 2001, I went out to Long Island to introduce Dickey Betts to Andy Aledort, who would be working with him on a column for Guitar World. Dickey only wanted to do interviews with me, but I assured him that if he met Andy he would love him. That…
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Albert Collins with the Allman Brothers

The great bluesman Albert "Iceman" Collins' final US tour was opening for the Allman Brothers on a Midwestern swing. Every night he would come out and play with the Brothers. On 7/1/93 at Deer Creek in Indiana, he joined them for their…
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Dickey Betts joins Tedeschi Trucks Band on stage at the Beacon

Dickey Betts joined Derek Trucks and the Tedeschi Trucks Band onstage at the Beacon Theatre Saturday night, September 21 for three songs: "Blue Sky," "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed," and "The Sky Is Crying." Dickey's son and bandmate Duane…
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One Way Out - Jamming with Andy Aledort

Andy Aledort has been my friend and Guitar World colleague for almost 20 years. He has also been one of my very favorite guitarists - and that's no hyperbole. He has been Dickey Betts' indispensable right hand man in Great Southern for almost…
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One Way Out: An Oral History of the Allman Brothers Band

"No one knows the ins and outs of the Allman Brothers Band better than Alan Paul.”              --Warren Haynes One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band will be released by St. Martin’s on February 18,…

Andy Aledort with Big In China: 5-18 in NYC

I am really proud and excited to announce that guitarist Andy Aledort will be joining Big in China at Uncle Mike's in downtown New York on Friday, May 18. You can see details on the event here. WHAT: Andy Aledort with Alan Paul and Big…