It’s Like Ali And Marciano Or Something. You Know They’re From Two Different Eras. They’re Both Great.
20" x 25"
watercolor and gouache on polypropylene
- Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Guitarist's list. The title is a quote from Dickey when asked to compare drummer Butch Truck's nephew Derek, who replaced Betts, to Duane Allman as far as their guitar playing goes.
The execution of these paintings pretty much sucks but I really like the idea and narrative that drives them. Maybe someday I'll remake them better.
The last painting in this series is of the Allman Brothers other lead guitar player, Dickey Betts. Betts wrote some of the Allmans' most famous tunes including "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed", "Ramblin' Man" and "Jessica." In 2000 he was dismissed from the band. It's a shame because he's a fine musician and should rank much higher than 58 on