Friday, February 28, 2014

Allman Brothers: New Duane Allman book due next week

“Please Be With Me: A Song For My Father Duane Allman”, a new book about the legendary guitarist written by his daughter, will be published March 3.

Galadrielle Allman went to her first concert as an infant in diapers, held in her teenage mother’s arms. Playing was her father, Duane Allman, who would become one of the most influential and sought-after musicians of his time.

Just a few short years into his remarkable career, he was killed in a motorcycle accident at the age of twenty-four. His daughter was two years old.

Galadrielle was raised in the shadow of his loss and his fame. Her mother sought solace in a bohemian life. Friends and family found it too painful to talk about Duane. Galadrielle listened intently to his music, read articles about him, steeped herself in the mythic stories, and yet the spotlight rendered him too simple and too perfect to know. She felt a strange kinship to the fans who longed for him, but she needed to know more. It took her many years to accept that his life and his legacy were hers, so she began to ask for stories—from family, fellow musicians, friends—and they began to flow.

Galadrielle Allman’s memoir is billed as an intimate account of one of the greatest guitar prodigies of all time, the story of the birth of a band that redefined the American musical landscape, and a tale of a daughter searching for her father in the memories of others.

“Please Be With Me: A Song For My Father Duane Allman” can be pre-ordered via the Amazon link below.

Gregg Allman recently confirmed that the Allman Brothers Band will stop touring after marking their 45th anniversary this 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 filming shut down following fatal crash
Crew member killed on set of Gregg Allman film
Gregg Allman biopic adds three more actors
Allman Brothers biography due next week
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