One Way Out paperback Release Events

by AlanPaul on January 31, 2015

Well, here it comes on February 24: the paperback edition of One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band, updated with an extensive new chapter on the Allman Brothers Band‘s tumultuous final year, and 15 new photos by Kirk West, Danny Clinch Photography, Derek McCabe – and Derek Trucks! The latter are exclusive shots from final Beacon rehearsals. The Danny Clinch photo is the band’s final portrait ever, taken moments before they took the Beacon stage on October 28, 2014.

Plus NEW Interviews with almost everyone, and a check-in with Dickey Betts.

We will be celebrating the release of this new edition of One Way Out with the special events detailed below.

•March 1 – Brooklyn Bowl – Release party with Jaimoe’s Jassz Band and Scott Sharrard and the Brickyard Band

More info here.

Worried about having Beacon withdrawal syndrome this March? We’ve got you covered – kicking off March with a tremendous evening.

The great Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band led by ABB drummer and founding member Jaimoe and featuring Junior Mack and Bruce Katz headlines with their hard-swinging blues and jazz.

Opening up is Scott Sharrard and the Brickyard Band. Scott is Gregg Allman’s guitarist and Musical Director.

Expect Special Guests and good times.

Jaimoe and I will be signing books. In addition to being Allman Brothers Employee Number One, Jaimoe, of course, wrote the One Way Out Afterword.

Doors 6 PM, Show 7 PM, 21 and Over

Tickets $15 and available now.

•March 7 – Words, Maplewood Bookstore – NOON Start

Talk and signing with Butch Trucks.

Very excited to bring another ABB founding member and One Way Out contributor – Butch wrote the book’s Foreword – to my hometown of Maplewood for this.

Butch is always outspoken, free-flowing and honest. This is one you won’t want to miss.

We will be having a conversation about the band, including your questions, followed by a joint signing.


•March 11 – Ardmore Music Hall , Ardmore, PA (Philly!)

23 E Lancaster Ave, Ardmore, Pennsylvania 19003

Doors 7 PM, showtime 8 PM. More info here.

This will be a fun one.

My Big in China band will be performing, followed by the great Philly group Old Soul, presenting a night of Allman Brothers Band music and more.

I will, of course, be selling and signing books.

And Philly artist Francis 2Good will be on hand to do a live painting of the Original Allman Brothers Band, and will also have prints and T-Shirts available of his Duane Allman painting done at the end of 2014 to commemorate the 45th year and retirement of the band!

Check that one out:

 •Friday, March 20, Big in China band at the Gladstone Tavern.
Another new venue for us – this is a fantastic restaurant and bar in a beautiful, bucolic setting just about 20 minutes west of Maplewood. Please join us.
9 Pm – 12 am.

•Saturday, March 21, Big in China band with special guests at Temple Sharey Tefilo Israel, S. Orange, NJ

For this gala night at TSTI, BIC will also feature keyboardist Mark Alexander (The Rascals, Joe Cocker, Little Steven) and guitarist Andy Aledort (Dickey Betts’ Great Southern, Band of Gypsys, Tribute to Hendrix).

Information to come soon on tickets, which will include food and drink. We played this party last year, also with Andy and Mark, and everyone had a great time.



Win this photo!

by AlanPaul on February 27, 2015

The Final Note -10/28/14. Foto by Kirk West.

Less than 24 hours left to enter to win an 8 x 10 copy of the final image in the One Way Out paperback!

Kirk West captured this shot just after the final note of the Allman Brothers Band career, Beacon Theatre, 10-28-14.
Prize is an 8 x 10 signed by Kirk.

Enter here.

Buy the book now!   And don’t forget to visit Les Brers – Kirk West’s Photographic Journey with The Brothers - which will have hundreds more pictures like this.


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