Dickey Betts Sits In With Furthur @ Terrapin Crossroads

Bob Weir and Phil Lesh reunited with old friend Dickey Betts last night during the second set of the final Furthur “rehearsal” at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, Calif. Weir and Lesh’s relationship with Betts dates back to the Fillmore East/West days when the Allman Brothers Band and Grateful Dead used to share bills at the Bill Graham-owned venues. In more recent years, Betts sat in with Lesh’s “Q” at the Beacon Theatre in 2001 and at a handful of Phil & Friends shows in 2002 and 2006.

[Photo via @Timezoner]

Betts emerged four songs in to the closing stanza for the Grateful Dead classic Viola Lee Blues. The guitarist guested on two segments of Viola as well as on Caution (Do Not Stop On The Tracks) and his own Blue Sky. Furthur last played Blue Sky on March 13, 2011 in New York City with Betts’ replacement in the ABB – Warren Haynes. Here’s a look at the complete setlist…

Terrapin Crossroads

Set 1 :Cassidy, Bertha, Big Bad Blues > Althea > Catfish John, Estimated Prophet, Birdsong, Deal

Set 2: One More Saturday Night, Cumberland Blues, He’s Gone, Viola Lee Blues * > Caution (Do not stop on tracks)* > Viola Lee Blues 2 * > Blue Sky *, Viola Lee Blues 3, Days Between, Terrapin Station

Encore: Brokedown Palace

* Dickey Betts

[via Philzone.org]

[Stream Recording of Blue Sky h/t @gr8fulgolfer]

Furthur kicks off their summer tour in earnest on Thursday night in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

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3 Responses

  1. Dickey and Derek were bandmates 1999 and at the beginning of 2000. Dickey was fired in 2000 and replaced by Jimmy Herring who was replaced by Warren. Hence my conclusion that Haynes took Dickey’s slot in the band.

  2. Warren joined the ABB in 1989 when they reunited, playing alongside Dickey. In ’97, he left to go start Mule with Woody. Then after Woody died in 2000, and after Dickey was fired in 2000, Warren came back to the band to play alongside Trucks.

    So I guess Warren is both Duane and Dickey’s replacement. But I think he is better known as being Duane’s replacement

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