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It’s Saturday night and Sarasota resident Dickey Betts stands at the center of the stage looking lean and healthy. He’s wearing what appears to be the same cowboy hat, orange T-shirt, blue jeans and boots combo he donned during the superb show he played recently at Robarts Arena in Sarasota. Except this time, Betts is at the Beacon Theatre in New York City where he used to make magic every March with his old group, the Allman Brothers Band.

Betts walks on stage to join his former Allman Brothers Band cohort Derek Trucks and the rest the Tedeschi Trucks Band. The sight of this long-awaited, unexpected reunion causes members of the frenzied crowd to shout, “Oh my god!”

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