The Concert Hall
Betts was a concentrated powerhouse on his Gibson, using the entire body of the guitar but at his best at the neck, it was the supple sound we’ve come to admire so much. Always, even when the rest of the band are going elsewhere, he sounds more country than blues
After his songs there is always his family and watching his 22 year old daughter watching her father as they joined together for a handful of songs, was revealing enough for any set
How did Graham learn to write like that? His Daddy taught him. His Dad gave Graham the concept behind “No Milk Today” -a letter on the doorstep of a friends house back in the day when milk was delivered, Graham couldn’t see it until his Dad told him it was a metaphor for a love that had left.
It wasn’t perfect Yes, it wasn’t what we had signed up for, the first 20 minutes were a complete washout, it peaked 20 minutes before it ended, the acoustics sucked. But in the end, to hear “The Dean And I”, “Good Morning, Judge”, “Dreadlock Holiday” … many more, by the man who wrote them, I wanted more but I’ll take what I am given.