Formed by Dickey Betts, an original founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, Great Southern was created while the ABB was on hiatus in the late 1970’s. During that time Dickey pursued a solo career with Great Southern and The Dickey Betts Band. The band as it is today originally formed back in 2000. The band has rehearsed, recorded, and toured together for nearly 17 years. In 2018 & 2019 the band got back together to do some special reunion shows and the response was overwhelming, selling out venues in and around New York City almost immediately. The band’s magical chemistry was undeniable. Now in 2023 Great Southern is officially reuniting with Dickey’s blessing to carry on the iconic musical legacy of Dickey Betts & his music with The Allman Brothers Band. This band is the real deal, it’s not a tribute band, each musician was hand-picked by Dickey. The band has an immense catalog of music which includes both the iconic Allman Brother Band as well as DBB & Great Southern libraries. The members of Great Southern are: -Lee Roy Parnell - guitar & lead vox -Willie Williams - guitar & vox -David Stoltz - bass -Mark Greenberg - drums -Matt Zeiner - keys and vox -Kris Jensen - sax -Santiago Moyano – percussion Lee Roy Parnell is a legendary Texas Music artist who has a long running relationship with the Allman Brothers Band having played numerous times with The Allman Brothers Band, Gregg Allman Band, The Dickey Betts Band & Great Southern as well as Warren Haynes.