Dickey Betts, Derek Trucks Sit in with North Mississippi Allstars
NEW ORLEANS – Allman Brothers past and present collaborated with North Mississippi Allstars this morning at Tipitinas Uptown. Derek Trucks sat in for the majority of the first set, which included Sugar Town, Up Over Yonder, Leavin and Lord Have Mercy.’ (Trucks was spotted at the Ornette Coleman performance at Jazz Fest earlier Sunday and seemed quite inspired in his improvisation.) Midway through the set, guitarist Dwayne Burnside and drummer Cody Dickinson traded instruments, with Cody also taking over on lead vocals for a tune.
To start the second set, Dickey Betts and keyboardist Johnny Neel emerged for spirited renditions of In Memory of Elizabeth Reed, One Way Out (sung by Neel) and Lovelight. Both Betts and Neel remained for the entire set. As of press time (5:01 a.m.) North Mississippi had just taken the stage for a third set.
The band plays tomorrow at Trees in Dallas, TX. The quartets official website is www.nmallstars.com.