A little bit on why I decided to write a second book on the Allman Brothers Band, which came out on Tuesday.
oh it's here!! I love it- in our work team meeting this afteroon we were asked if anything good was happening. "Why, YES! I got my Brothers and Sisters" book by Alan Paul". Nuff said! Well done Alan.
Alan,the ONLY way your book tour can be completed is a vist to New Orleans! I'm dangling as a incentive the best po'boy in America (gratis/langiappe).
My wife surprised me with a copy of your new book last week. She ordered it in May and boom! Right on time. I finished the first three chapters that evening and decided to slow down! That’s how much I am enjoying this part of the Allman’s journey. I’ve been a fan since seeing them at the Fillmore in March ‘71 and remember the ‘73-‘74 period has both sad and hopeful. I think their show in spring of ‘74 (with Lamar) in Suffolk County was a reinvigoration for me. I also thought I knew just about everything given my crazy magazine collecting and reading of Duane before the internet. Scouring magazines and liner notes wherever. While I recognize many of the quoted sources, there’s so much more inside your book. Definitely filled with new insights, commentary and nuances on events that just never got much detail beyond a sentence. Well done, Alan! Congratulations!
we are lucky to have you to write about this band we all love. can you arrange any signing in the Philly area?
Kirk West is a visionary. When he & Kirsten bought the Big House they had no idea what was ahead. Was it to be a bed & breakfast? Nope he visualized this museum. I’m so grateful I was able to be a part of his dream building it. The music and what it does to bring people together is powerful. Kirk is right. The museum is about the fans. It was for the folks who love the music. Your books are amazing. You’ve shed so much light on the people who were responsible for this amazing music. I’m glad to have met you.
Allan, your book One Way Out is one I cherish. Your book sent me on journey toward realizing the ABB were men who wrote, played and lived by the greatest music I have heard in my 69 years of life. I can't describe any better the appreciation of their individual and collective creative processes. And the loss of Duane and Berry and how each died crushed me, never learning the truth and details.
So I am buying your book tonight, because I want to read more about this amazing collective of people in a book written by their finest historian. It's this simple. Thank you for doing it, and I will contribute to this thread any way I can. I'll eat a peach for peace tonight, my brother. Love...jack from wisconsin.
Congrats, Alan!!! It truly is a wonderful book and I hope you kill it on the road tour!!
got it today. look forward to reading!