Dean Ween Unleashes 13-Minute Allman Brothers Tribute ‘Dickey Betts’
Today is the birthday of Allman Brothers Band guitar legend Dickey Betts. Which is all the excuse we need to share one of our favorite new songs, the Dean Ween Group's loving instrumental tribute 'Dickey Betts.'
Dean is best known as one-half of Ween, one of the best (and most misunderstood) rock bands of the past two decades. Since the duo split up in 2012, he's kept quite busy, touring and issuing a new album with his other band, Moistboyz -- and more recently, assembling and touring with the Dean Ween Group.
The group's set lists so far have been divided between unreleased originals (reportedly intended for a 2015 studio album), Ween favorites and some killer classic rock covers, including David Bowie's 'Width of a Circle.' 'Dickey Betts,' which you can watch below, is a clear highlight of these shows, with two guitars trading melodic lines and solos that could easily convince Gregg Allman to rethink that whole "farewell" thing. Dean recently shared a monstrous 13-minute version of the same track -- taken from a Dec. 6 show in Stowe, Vt. -- on the group's Facebook page.
Watch the Dean Ween Group Perform 'Dickey Betts'
Earlier in the year, Dean unveiled a 37-minute long live performance of Pink Floyd's 'Echoes,' which was recorded by an "ultimate cover band" of his musician friends and is also well worth your time.
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