Dickey Betts to Play Macon on May 3

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Updated: Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:06:46 EST

Legendary guitar player Dickey Betts, one of the founding members of the Allman Brothers Band, will perform in concert at the Cox Capitol Theatre in downtown Macon on May 3.

The Cox Capitol Theatre and the Moonhanger Group announced Monday that tickets for the concert will go on sale Tuesday, March 25 at noon, either through CoxCapitolTheatre.com or 877.987.6487.

Betts' guitar playing is instantly recognizable, so much so that The New York Times called Betts, "one of the great rock guitarists." His signature style of blending together country, jazz, rock and blues created solos that became thought of as some most exciting moments in rock and roll.

As a songwriter, Betts is best known for writing and singing the Allman Brothers Band's biggest hit, "Ramblin' Man" as well as their most recognizable instrumental, "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed." 

For the performance at the Cox Capitol Theatre, Betts will be accompanied by his band, Great Southern.

The band was originally formed by Betts in 1976. He revived the name, Dickey Betts & Great Southern in 2002. Since then Betts has enjoyed touring and playing such high profile shows as a performance alongside Tim McGraw at the 2005 Grammy Awards in a salute to southern rock.

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