Duane Betts Sets Solo Debut

April 21, 2023
Marty Halpern

Duane Betts has been a fixture in the jamband scene so long, it’s almost unimaginable he hasn’t released a solo album. That will change on July 14th with his debut “Wild & Precious Life” (Royal Potato Family). The album was recorded at Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi’s Swamp Raga Studio in Jacksonville. It’s described as a “cosmic joyous mix of blues, rock, folk, and country brimming with twin guitar harmonies.”

Betts is no stranger to the recording studio having released 2018’s EP “Sketches of American Music” and two albums for his Allman/Betts project in 2019 and 2020. Betts will hit the road for an extensive summer tour to support the 10-track album which features guest spots from Trucks, Marcus King, and Nicki Bluhm.

Betts first release from the album is an Allman Brothers flavored “Waiting on a Song.” The link to that and a video of “Blue Sky” from Betts’s concert in Memphis, November 2022 are below.

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