Current Band: Big In China

“Great Rain” with regular guest guitarist Andy Aledort, of Dickey Betts’ Great Southern:

Alan Paul met Chinese lap steel wizard Woodie Wu and formed the band Woodie Alan in Beijing in 2007. Just over a year later they were named the Best Band in Beijing, were touring throughout China and recording their debut CD, Beijing Blues,which has earned praise from ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, the Allman Brothers’ Warren Haynes and other musical luminaries, including Joe Bonamassa and blues harp master Charlie Musselwhite.

Alan wrote about his adventures with Woodie Alan in the book Big in China, which is now being turned into a major motion picture produced and directed by Ivan Reitman. Back in America, Alan has performed with stellar musicians like Mark Karan of Ratdog and Andy Aledort of Dickey Betts’ Great Southern and has now formed a new band - Big in China.

Alan Paul and Andy Aledort

The Big in China band features a quartet of hard-gigging professionals, who have played with the likes of the dB’s, the Silos and NYC blues master Little Buster. Big in China performs a wide repertoire of originals, classic rock and blues covers, by the Allman Brothers, Grateful Dead, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Freddie King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and others. We perform much of the music which the Woodie Alan performed to great acclaim throughout China, and are also constantly updating our catalogue.

We play throughout the New Jersey and the New York metro area and are available for club dates and private parties.

Check out some of our other recent performances:

“One Way Out” with Special guest guitarist Andy Aledort, of Dickey Betts’ Great Southern:

“Got Love” – original song with guitarist Mark Karan of Ratdog and the Dead:

Bob Dylan’s “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go”:

Original song – “Beijing Blues”:

“Will The Circle Be Unbroken”

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