An Evening With: Duane Betts

Sanders Soundstage

To celebrate GRAMMY® Week 2023, and our current exhibit, The Sounds of Southern Rock, GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi is thrilled to welcome Duane Betts to the Sanders Soundstage for a performance and conversation about his career and what's next for the American guitarist and singer/songwriter.

Tickets are now on sale! $30 for Museum Members and $40 for Non-Members. The ticket includes admission to the pre-event reception starting at 6 p.m.


Duane Betts is an American guitarist and singer/songwriter. The Sarasota, Fla., native cut his teeth as a teen sitting in regularly with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees the Allman Brothers Band. He later relocated to Southern California where he lead rock outfits Backbone69 and Whitestarr.  Betts next spent nearly a decade playing guitar alongside his father, Dickey Betts, in his group, Great Southern. He was also a touring guitarist for folk-rockers Dawes, and a member of the brief supergroup, Jamtown, which featured G. Love, Donavon Frankenreiter and Cisco Adler.  

In 2018, Betts released his debut album, Sketches of American Music, and toured as a guest of the Devon Allman Project.  At year’s end Betts announced the formation of The Allman Betts Band, officially uniting with Allman and with Berry D. Oakley, son of the late Allman Brothers Band founding bassist Berry Oakley. The group issued two albums—2019’s Down to the River and 2020’s Bless Your Heart—before announcing their hiatus in 2022. Currently, Betts is prepping a second solo album, furthering his impassioned six-string stories reflecting a life and a history steeped in blues, rock and country music tradition

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