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The Allman Brothers Band's final show - 5 years ago last night!

Five years ago today, the Allman Brothers Band played their final show at the Beacon Theatre. You can order a CD of the final show right here. FIVE F'IN YEARS?? (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I covered the…
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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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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…

Maplewood Book Talk and Party TOMORROW night

I'm really looking forward to celebrating the launch of One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band at home in Maplewood TOMORROW night. (2/22) As you know by now, book is the result of 25 years of reporting, interviewing,…
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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…

Lifetime Labor Of Love

There is no easy answer to the common question of how long it took to write One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band. I worked on it full-time for about 18 months after signing with St. Martins and I worked for a good…
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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…

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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Anthony DeCurtis on One Way Out

Anthony DeCurtis, on One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band: "Open this book to any page, start reading, and I dare you to stop. Alan Paul captures all the momentum and energy of the Allman Brothers' long, wild ride,…