Duane Betts is a virtuosic guitar player and the son of famed Allman Brothers Band member, Dickey Betts. Today, Duane has released his debut EP titled Sketches of American Music. The six-song collection highlights Betts’ talent for storytelling, offering up a wonderful fusion of vibrant tunes that are rich with life stories.
As Duane Betts described in a press release,
Sketches to me is not a beginning but an extension. I grew up with a guitar in my hand and I was surrounded by songs that were iconic. Music was always a focal point in my family and songwriting was the cornerstone. I have witnessed in many situations, playing with my father or the countless others, that the song is what ignites the connection. Now that I have this opportunity to play in my own outfit I can bring my songs as the jumping off point for that experience.
Currently, Duane Betts is on tour with The Devon Allman Project, which see the singer-songwriter performing with Devon Allman, the son of his father’s Allman Brothers bandmate, Gregg Allman. During these performances, Duane opens with a 30-minute set, ahead of Devon Allman’s performance—both bands then reconvene for a special, joint 30-plus minute encore. Furthermore, Duane Betts will also be performing with his father for a number of shows during Dickey Betts’ highly anticipated comeback tour.
You can listen to Duane Betts’ new album, Sketches of American Music, below. For more information about the album or Duane’s upcoming tour dates, head to Duane Betts’ website here.