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News : Entertainment Dec 27, 2012 - 12:17:42 PM


Dickey Betts & Great Southern

By Ridgefield Playhouse's office





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Dickey Betts (contributed photo)
The great Dickey Betts & Great Southern will ignite the audience at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, January 11, at 8 p.m. The standing-room-only crowd goes wild and dances in the aisles when Dickey Betts is in the house. The mastermind of hits “Ramblin Man”, “Blue Sky” and “Jessica”, Dickey Betts, a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, has one of the most distinctive voices in music today.

Special Guest is the Jamie McLean Band celebrating the release of their latest album Sunday Morning which features John Popper of “Blues Traveler” on harmonica and Nigel Hall of “Warren Haynes Band/Soulive” on keys. Jamie McLean Band has recently appeared with Gregg Allman, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi and Blues Traveler. An AllShows.com VIP Party Pass ($25 addt'l per person), which includes a pre-show cocktail party 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. with open bar, hors-d’oeuvre courtesy of Tom Tom’s and priority parking, is available for this show by calling the box office (203-438-5795).

The Little Pub (Ethan Allen Highway, Ridgefield) is offering a free glass of wine or draft beer with dinner the night of the show when tickets/stubs are presented. This event is part of the Guinness Black Lager Rock Series and is underwritten by Ridgefield Prime with support from Route 7 Music, Brookfield, CT.

At the February 2012 Grammy® Awards, Dickey Betts and the Allman Brothers were honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The legendary musician/songwriter Dickey Betts is undisputedly one of the greatest guitarists that ever lived and is ranked #58 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. He has mastered a seamless style of lyrical melody and rhythm that marries country, jazz, blues, and rock into one signature sound.

For tickets ($75), call or visit the box office at (203) 438-5795, or order online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a not-for-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT; ridgefieldplayhouse.org.




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