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RIP Robert Hunter, one of the all-time great songwriters

Eyes of the World: An interview with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter So very, very sad to hear that Robert Hunter has passed away. To honor the man, I present my 2015 (?) interview. An edited version ran on WSJ.com as part of a preview…
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"One Way Out" with Mike Barnes

Well, you have to give me this much: you get more than blah blah blah at my book talks. What other author sings you his title? I started out my book talk at Malaprop's Books in Warren Haynes' hometown of Asheville, NC by playing and singing…
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I was on Imus in the Morning talking One Way Out and the ABB

Here's a link to Imus in the Morning interview.  Don Imus interviews me about the band and the book...
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One Way Out is a NY Times Instant Best Seller

Thank you everyone who helped One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band become a New York Times Instant Best Seller. I am humbled and honored to announce that the book debuted in its first week tied for ninth on the Hardcover…
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East Coast Book Launch for One Way Out with Videos

"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…
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Promo video for One Way Out

Promo video made by my friend Brandon Findlay. All photos from One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band. "This pot-stirring oral history reads like a backstory of how musical lightning comes to be. All of the surviving…
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One Way Out excerpt and review in Guitar World

The first taste of One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band can be had in the new Guitar World. To tie in with the Clapton cover theme, they excerpted the chapter on the making of Layla and how it almost destroyed the…
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Behind the writing of One Way Out

I'm happy to say that One Way Out: An Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band will be available in Audio Book... especially happy since Jaimoe has told me it is his preferred method of reading these days. I did the following interview…
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Charles Shaar Murray on One Way Out

"Like a master bandleader, Alan Paul orchestrates a bluesy, jazzy, rocking chorale of voices telling the tale of a brotherhood under stress and a band who got what they hardly realized they wanted, lost what they had and fought a decades-long…
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Randy Poe on One Way Out: "Brilliantly detailed.. innovative..."

"Alan Paul’s One Way Out is a brilliantly detailed all-access pass to the Allman Brothers Band. Using his numerous personal interviews with the band members themselves—both past and present—as well as an almost endless entourage of…
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Billy Gibbons Reads One Way Out

As Billy Gibbons prepares for a rare club gig this Weds. night at B.B. King's in Manhattan: "With this fine work, Alan Paul accomplishes the admirable feat of delving the depths of the Allman Brothers, a great aggregation of talent and…