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Award-winning journalist Alan Paul delves into the history of the Allman Brothers Band in this fascinating, comprehensive biography.

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One Way Out is the powerful biography of the Allman Brothers Band, an oral history written with the band's participation and filled with original, never-before-published interviews as well as personal letters and correspondence. This is the most in-depth look at a legendary American rock band that has meant so much to so many for so long.

For twenty-five years, Alan Paul has covered the Allman Brothers Band, conducting hundreds of interviews, riding the buses with them, attending rehearsals and countless shows. He has interviewed every living band member for this book as well as managers, roadies, and contemporaries, including Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Jaimoe, Butch Trucks, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Oteil Burbridge, the late Allen Woody, Jimmy Herring, Eric Clapton, Bob Weir, and many others.

Tracking the band's career from their 1969 formation to today, One Way Out is filled with musical and cultural insights, riveting tales of sometimes violent personality conflicts and betrayals, drug and alcohol use, murder allegations and exoneration, tragic early deaths, road stories, and much more, including the most in-depth look at the acrimonious 2000 parting with founding guitarist Dickey Betts and behind-the-scenes information on the recording of At Fillmore East, Layla, Eat a Peach, Brothers and Sisters, and other classic albums.

"The author doesn't pull punches, but all involved should find it fair as well as comprehensive." ---Kirkus Starred Review

"This candid oral history has appeal beyond the Allman Brothers Band's loyal fan base." ---Booklist Starred Review

"This biography leaves no stone unturned as it recounts the Allman saga through the candid reflections of those who were actually there. All is rendered in Dan John Miller's laconic drawl, which lays bare the band's roots and captures the perpetually stoned haze that surrounded them." ---AudioFile

"Recommended to rock music fans seeking insight into the Allman Brothers' long and drama-filled career." ---Library Journal Audio Review
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Alan Paul

One Way Out

The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band

Author Alan Paul

Narrated by Dan John Miller

Publication date Feb 26, 2014

Running time 11 hrs 4 min

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