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Jackson Rancheria presents Dickey Betts & Great Southern

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POSTED February 18, 2012 1:33 a.m.

JACKSON — Experience the best in Southern Rock when Jackson Rancheria presents Dickey Betts & Great Southern on Friday, March 9, in the Grand Oak Ballroom at the Hotel.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Patrons must be 21 to attend. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Tickets are on sale now and are just $20 for Dreamcatcher’s Club members, available only at the Dreamcatcher’s Club, and $40 for general admission, available at the Dreamcatcher’s Club, online at JacksonCasino.com and by phone at 209-296-5495.

Dickey Betts is a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, has one of the most distinctive voices in music, and is known as one of the most influential guitar players of all time.

Playing since he can remember, Betts joined several bands in the 1960s and eventually formed a band with bassist Berry Oakley. One fateful night in 1969, Betts and Oakley’s band jammed with another local group featuring Duane and Gregg Allman, marking the birth of the Allman Brothers Band.

In addition to matching band leader Duane Allman lick for lick, Betts also wrote such memorable songs as “Revival” and the instrumental tour de force “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed.”

After Duane Allman and Berry Oakley were killed in accidents a year apart in 1971 and 1972, the Allman Brothers Band worked through their sorrow, with Betts writing and singing the group’s biggest hit, “Ramblin’ Man.”

In 2000, Betts formed the Dickey Betts Band and hit the road on his own. He changed the name of the group to Dickey Betts & Great Southern in 2002 and they have been touring extensively ever since.

For more on Dickey Betts visit dickeybetts.com.

Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel is located at 12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson. For more information, call 800-822-9466 or visit JacksonCasino.com.

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