MVD Entertainment Group announced this past week that Friday, Nov. 18 will be the DVD release date for Dickey Betts, Jimmy Hall, Chuck Leavell, Butch Trucks: Live at the Coffee Pot, 1983.
On U.S. Route 221 in Roanoke, Virginia stands The Coffee Pot. It’s a roadhouse that has been there since the 1930s, it is even list in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It is known for a place to gas up, get a bite to eat or enjoy some good music.
Ritchie Valens played here. — Willie Nelson too. The venue is called the “biggest small stage in the South”… and back in 1983 someone had the presence of mind to record live the 12-number set performed by Allman Brothers Band co-founder Dickey Betts (guitar) and other ex-ABB members, Butch Trucks (drums), Chuck Leavell (keyboard), David Goldflies (bass) along with Wet Willie’s Jimmy Hall (vocals) and Dan Parks (fiddle). BHLT for short!
This is an incredible time capsule for ABB fans to enjoy … in the 12 song mix are the likes of “Lorraine,” “Ramblin' Man,” “Cadillac Tracks” and “I Believe to my Soul.”