Duane Betts

Second-gen Allman picker Duane Betts and his band Palmetto Motel kick off the nationwide tour for their new album, “Wild and Precious Life,” Friday at the Mangy Moose Saloon. Betts has a place in Jackson Hole.

The guesthouse on Duane Betts’ father’s property in Osprey, Florida, on Palmetto Avenue, is affectionately known as the Palmetto Motel.

“It’s so old Florida,” the guitarist said. “I grew up spending outdoors with my grandfather, and those open, short palm trees, we would call those palmettos. ... And the guest house had so many eccentric and brilliant artistic people stay there over the years that we thought it was kind of funny name for it.”

Contact Tibby Plasse via 732-7078 or entertainment@jhnewsandguide.com.

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