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Published: 2012/07/09

Dickey Betts to Perform with Les Paul Trio

Dickey Betts will play two shows at New York’s Iridium next month. The Allman Brothers Band co-founder will perform on Monday, August 20, as part of the club’s trademark Les Paul Mondays series. Betts will honor The Iridium’s patron saint, Les Paul, by performing with the late icon’s Trio for shows at 8pm and 10pm. Since Les Paul’s death in 2009, his Trio—guitarist Lou Pallo, bassist Nicki Parrott, and pianist John Colianni—has carried on his legacy, performing every Monday night with special guests that have included guitar heroes from a variety of genres, including Jeff Beck, Mick Taylor, Steve Miller, Zakk Wylde, Joe Bonamassa, Eric Johnson and Robert Randolph, among others.

Iridium’s new label IridiumLive has also honored the guitarist’s legacy. The label’s first release, ‘A Jazz Tribute to Les,’ features the Trio performing with Nels Cline of Wilco, Stanley Jordan, Bucky Pizzarelli, and Jane Monheit. Dickey Betts will perform with his band at Wroclaw, Poland’s Eter Club on July 14.

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