By Victor Carno
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band, Dickey Betts will be making a stop at the Coach House on Thursday, Aug. 21, as part of his U.S. summer tour.
Born in Florida, Betts was introduced to a myriad of string instruments at an early age, mastering the guitar at just 16 years old. Performing in several small rock and roll bands during his early 20s, Betts toured around Florida before getting his first taste of success at 26, as a sessions player for Phil Walden of Capricorn Records. Through Walden, Betts met Gregg and Duane Allman, creating the beginning of the Allman Brothers Band.
Betts is now touring with his band, Great Southern, which includes his son Duane Betts. Playing bluegrass and mellow Southern rock, Dickey Betts and Great Southern are a fun jam band filled with masterful guitar solos and root bluegrass melodies.
Make a night of it and enjoy dinner before the show. Receive reserved priority seating, in front of general admission seating and closer to the stage, with a dinner reservation. Minimum food purchase applies. Call or log on to the Coach House website for more information. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased, along with dinner reservations, by visiting www.thecoachhouse.com or by calling 949.496.8930. The Coach House is located at 33157 Camino Capistrano in San Juan Capistrano.