Watch the Dickey Betts online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from Kings of Tone

Dickey Betts, the legendary guitarist for the Allman Bros., practically invented the genre of Southern Rock. His sound is so distinctive that the guitar community is on a first name basis with his style, "I want a Dickey thing here". When I hear that phrase on a session or gig, I know exactly what the artist wants, that bluesy yet happy mixolydian - major pentatonic sound so well known in tunes like "Jessica" and "Blue Sky". In a word, Dickey.