DICKEY BETTS & GREAT SOUTHERN
Beyond the Pale / Georgia on a Fast Train / One Stop Bebop #2 / Tangled Up in Blue / Steady Rollin' Man / Change My Way of Livin' #2 / The Preacher / Seven Turns #3 / Willy and Po'
Dickey Betts : vocals, nylon and steel string accoustic guitar, accoustic slide guitar
"Dangerous" Dan Toler : steel string accoustic guitar
Kris Jensen : Tenor sax, alto sax, flute
Matt Zeiner : background vocals
Frank Lombardi : percussion, background vocals
Mark Greenberg : drums, percussion
Dave Stoltz : bass, stand updirect bass
Dave Liles : guitar on "Georgia on a fast train" and "The preacher"
Lenny Ski : fiddle on "Beyond the pale", "The preacher", "Georgia on a fast train"
T.C Carr : blues harp on "Tangled up in blue", "Steady rollin' man", "Change my way of livin'"
If some people had doubts about Dickey's capacity to enjoy his fans, they can be reassured. Dickey, with this new album offers us such a great album, a real feast. his new album is entirely accoustic and shows a new facet of Dickey's playing in the way he deals with melodies and harmony (a bit different from what he does on electric guitar) and the way he worked the arrangements, especially the instruments (the guitar-violin duet for example). Different musical styles are approached here ; from irish accents with "Beyond the pale", to swing with "Georgia on a fast train", to jazzy atmospheres with "One stop bebop #2) which sometimes reminds me of Django Reinhardt, to blues ala of Robert Johnson "Steady Rollin' man". The new version of "Change my way of livin'" is absolutely fabulous, a bit slower than the original one, with so much feeling from Dickey and Dan Toler's guitars. "Willy and Po" is a kind of blues medley with bits of "Midnight blues" and phrases reminding of "Rollin' and tumblin'". What can I say about this new version of "Seven Turns", it's just fantastic. If you wanna gete this album, you won't find it in regular stores, as it's only available at Dickey's shows or through his website.