By Galadrielle Allman
A deeply own, revealing, and lyrical portrait of Duane Allman, founding father of the mythical Allman Brothers Band, written through his daughter
In 1969, Duane Allman had a imaginative and prescient for a band with drummers, guitarists, and a bass participant, anchored through his brother’s soulful lead vocals—and the Allman Brothers Band used to be born. Their fiery, enchanting performances tore down obstacles and altered the panorama of yank tune ceaselessly, and the tragedies that beset the Brothers became them into legends. during this extraordinary, intimate publication, Duane’s daughter, Galadrielle, tells the tale of the way the band got here jointly, their affects and passions, their rivalries and incomparable musical imaginative and prescient. She introduces us to the artists, ladies, engineers, and roadies who have been part of the relatives. From Daytona seashore to the Fillmore East, this can be either Duane’s tale and the band’s, instructed with readability, ardour, craving, and soul.
Praise for Please Be with Me
“Duane Allman used to be my significant brother, my accomplice, my ally. i assumed I knew every thing there has been to understand approximately him, yet Galadrielle’s deep and insightful booklet got here as a revelation to me, because it will to every person who reads it.”—Gregg Allman
“Poignant and illuminating . . . brings Duane Allman to existence in a fashion that no different biography will ever be capable to do.”—BookPage
“Galadrielle Allman bargains a moving and poetic portrait of her past due father.”—Rolling Stone
“[Allman’s] descriptions and scenes are vivid, even cinematic. . . . The excitement of examining Please Be With Me lies as a lot in its lyrical prose as in its insider anecdotes.”—Newsweek
“An elegantly written, heartfelt account.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Evokes a wistful, elegiac surroundings; enthusiasts of the ’70s tune scene may well locate it indispensable.”—San Jose Mercury News
“A compelling and intimate portrait of Duane.”—The Hollywood Reporter
“Frequently touching . . . Readers will come away feeling extra connected to the fellow and his music.”—Publishers Weekly
“The so much relocating song biography I’ve ever read. greater than that, Galadrielle has exposed the center and motivations, the desolation and saving graces, of the fellow, and lays it simple in a born-to-write southern voice. She has regarded into absence, and from it she has salvaged hearts: her father’s and her own.”—Mikal Gilmore, writer of Shot within the Heart
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Additional resources for Please Be with Me: A Song for My Father, Duane Allman
From the start, Duane desired to comprehend what went on inside of her. He desired to see if he might open her up, and make her yield to him. She regularly did, yet she additionally had a mood which can flare up in frustration. Duane didn’t appear to know how just about the bone they have been dwelling whereas the band used to be at the street.