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A Tribute to Butch Trucks 3/1/17: thoughts, photos, videos.

Last Weds. March 1, I paid tribute to Butch Trucks with a special band: my Big in China core supplemented by Andy Aledort (Dickey Betts), Peter Levin (Gregg Allman) and Junior Mack (Jaimoe). This show meant a lot to me. March in NYC has…

Special gig this Friday June 20 in Maplewood

Saxophonist Dave Loevinger, one of my partners from Beijing's Woodie Alan band will be in town and joining the Big in China band for a very special show. THIS FRIDAY, June 20 at Highland Place Bar and Grill. 8:30 PM 5 Highland Pl, Maplewood. More…
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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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An Interview With Albert King

Let's take another look at this old story, one of the highlights of my years at Guitar World. I wrote the intro a few years ago when the piece ran in Hittin' the Note. See many more great rock, blues and country photographs at www.kirkwestphotography.com. * Just…
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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…

Allman Brothers Spotify Playlist

I made a heavily annotated Allman Bros Spotify playlist spanning 1968-2003, and featured on the St. Martin's page for One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band. Have a listen, give a read, and tell me what you think.…
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Kirkus Reviews One Way Out

KIRKUS REVIEWS, Starred Review One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band Author: Alan Paul “I have viewed everything with the eyes and ears of a journalist but the heart and soul of a fan,” writes Guitar World senior…
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Publishers Weekly Reviews One Way Out

Publishers Weekly weighs in with the second review of  One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band. Obviously, Im pleased that it's positive, but I also really like the reading and interpretation. Thanks PW.  An excerpt:  "One…
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First One Way Out Review is in - Booklist

Highlights from the starred review in Booklist: Perhaps no music journalist has written as extensively about the Allman Brothers Band as Paul...and his deep familiarity with the band and its music shows everywhere in this fluid account. Framed…
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One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band... Coming Soon!

Just a Friday reminder...  It's Coming soon - February 18, 2014 St. Martin’s will be publishing One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band on February 18, 2014, to coincide with the band’s 45th anniversary. This…