Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Allman Brothers biography due next week

“One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band”, a new book billed as the first major biography of the group, will be published on February 18.

Written by Alan Paul, a senior writer for Guitar World magazine, the book is being issued to coincide with the band’s 45th anniversary this year.

“One Way Out” is an oral history of the Allman Brothers Band culled from hundreds of hours of interviews, including many never-before-published sessions with band members Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Jaimoe, Butch Trucks, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Oteil Burbridge, the late Allen Woody, Jack Pearson and Jimmy Herring, plus Eric Clapton, Tom Dowd, Phil Walden, Rick Hall, Billy Gibbons, Dr. John, Scott Boyer and others.

The biography also includes a highly opinionated discography with short reviews of over 50 albums from the ABB, Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Gov’t Mule, Derek Trucks Band and more.

“One Way Out” is billed as the most complete exploration of the Allman Brothers music yet written, tracking the band’s career arc from their 1969 formation through their historic 40th anniversary star-studded Beacon run, right on up to today.

With a forward by Allmans drummer Butch Trucks and afterword by drummer Jaimoe, “One Way Out” features almost 150 photographs including many never-before-seen images ... and almost 100 images taken by ABB road managers Twiggs Lyndon and Kirk West.

“One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band” can be pre-ordered via the Amazon links below.

Gregg Allman recently confirmed that the Allman Brothers Band will stop touring after marking their 45th anniversary this year; his comments came on the heels of a joint announcement last month by guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks that they’ll be leaving the group at the end of the year.

The group will launch their final residency at New York City’s Beacon Theatre on March 7; they’ll play 14 dates at the venue before hosting their 10th annual Wanee Music Festival in Florida in April.

See also:

Gregg Allman biopic update
Allman Brothers Band to split after 45 years
Allman Brothers add more Beacon Theatre dates
VIDEO: Gregg Allman honored with tribute concert
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