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Published: 2014/05/20

Jack Pearson Plays with Dickey Betts in Nashville

Former Allman Brothers Band guitarists Jack Pearson and Dickey Betts teamed up for takes on “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” and “Ramblin’ Man” at the 12th and Porter nightclub in Nashville last night. The duo got together during a jam session that was led by singer/guitarist Lee Roy Parnell as part of a celebration of Gibson’s new Southern Rock Tribute 1959 Les Paul electric guitar. A number of other musicians also took the stage over the course of the night, including Charlie Daniels, Jimmy Hall and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Gary Rossington and Rickey Medlocke.

Earlier in the evening, the aforementioned guitarists all took part in a panel discussion at the nearby Gibson Entertainment Showroom, where they signed the backs of the new limited edition guitars. Much of the discussion centered on the late Duane Allman, with the panelists expounding on his contributions to the Southern rock sound.


There are 8 comments associated with this post

gregg fan May 20, 2014, 16:52:03

That is awesome.probably the last time was 1999. I am glad to hear this.

Doug S. May 20, 2014, 16:59:11

They’re rehearsing. The only duo that the ABB could get now and have any credibility left is Dickey and Jack.

KB May 20, 2014, 21:02:00

Dickey and Jack were my favorite line up ever, anyway. I wish they’d line that up. I’d be there in a heartbeat.

lifetimefan May 20, 2014, 21:33:25

Great to hear. Dickey’s been tearing it up with Great Southern. Jack is a tremendous player. Allman Brothers 2015 dream lineup if Warren doesn’t stay on. Greg, Butch, Jaimoe, Dickey, Jack, Chuck Leavell and Ron Holloway :) Never say never. Where the hell is Butch anyway. He’s been awful quiet lately.

lifetimefan May 20, 2014, 21:40:34

Damn, left Oteil out of that post. Gotta have Oteil in the mix too.

Kit Carson May 20, 2014, 22:29:23

I doubt if The ABB will continue after this year ends when DT and WH exit as planned. I remember some great ABB shows with the Dickey Betts and Jack Pearson guitar combo though. An archival release of that era would be great.

Julie May 20, 2014, 23:47:12

Parnell needs to be in the ABB! He plays slide guitar
like no one else!

nickt1631 May 21, 2014, 16:21:41

I saw an interview with Parnell and he said his favorite guitar player was Jackie P.

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