I had a pleasant surprise a couple of months ago when I randomly received an email from the Allman Brothers manager saying that drummer Butch Trucks wanted to chat with me – he had read Big in China and was really fascinated by it. This led to several, continuing conversations with Butch and the quote below. It was one of those sweet moments for me that completes the circle and makes everything feel oh-so worthwhile.

“I loved the book Big in China and the vistas Alan Paul opened into a brave new world. What a very cool adventure.”

-Butch Trucks, Founding member, the Allman Brothers Band

Studio version of “Beijing Blues”:

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