By WADE TATANGELO, Sarasota Herald-Tribune (May 16, 2018)
Dickey Betts returned to the stage Tuesday following about four years of retirement and elated a capacity crowd while carrying on the rich Allman Brothers Band legacy he played a key role in creating back in 1969.
Wearing a cowboy hat and matching boots with blue jeans and a flannel shirt, a white-bearded Betts took the stage at White Buffalo Saloon about seven miles from his Sarasota County home and launched into the instrumental “Hot ‘Lanta.” The song first appeared on the Allman Brothers’ iconic 1971 live album “At Fillmore East” and is based on a Betts melody line. It’s also the rare Allman Brothers song credited to all of the band’s original lineup, of which only Betts and drummer Jaimoe have survived.
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