Dickey Betts Postpones August Shows

Guitarist Dickey Betts has postponed his August tour dates following his wife’s sudden illness.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s manager David Spero says Betts’ wife, Donna, has a staph infection and will require surgery followed by home care.

That’s forced Betts and his band Great Southern to postpone five dates. Spero says they will be rescheduled at a time to be determined later.

Betts is a pioneering blues rock guitarist and a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band.

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Infinity Music Hall, Norfolk, Conn.

Spero says the family will learn more about Donna Betts’ outlook in the coming days.