“Blue Sky”… the Big in China band featuring Andy Aledort:
Saturday was the East Coast Book Launch for One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band and it was a great night in my hometown of Maplewood, NJ.
We had a great crowd for the reading and signing at Words. I did not break Garrison Keiller’s in-store record for book sales but I gave him a run for his money.
Afterwards, we celebrated in proper style, with a great gig around the corner, with my Big in China band and special guests Andy Aledort (Dickey Betts) on guitar and Mark Alexander (Joe Cocker) on keys. I felt like we played as well as we ever have. Fortunately, I had a videographer – my friend Duncan Pettigrew – on hand to capture it all.
Here’s a taste… Lots more music to come… I’m especially excited to share some of our ABB tunes, including “Blue Sky,” “You Don’t Love Me” and “Soulshine.”… But this will get you started.
An overview of the reading at the great Words, Maplewood bookstore: