Galadrielle Allman is still learning about her father, legendary guitarist Duane Allman. Her book, Please Be With Me: A Song For My Father, Duane Allman, allows us to witness her journey. Galadrielle is a gifted writer, and she draws us in with family stories from her grandmother, Jerry, her uncle, musician Gregg Allman, and others. This book is more than a collection of memories. In addition to reading about Duane's life, and about those who shaped him, we find out why this daughter, who only had her father for two years, must miss him so.
Duane Allman led a rather extreme lifestyle, but his music showed focus and leadership beyond his years, and we realize how much he would have to offer had he lived. Galadrielle stirs our interest in the musician and the man. With the book inspiring a deeper look, I have now listened to more Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton, Boz Scaggs and other musicians of that era, with an ear to hearing a lick here and there that I can identify as Duane's work. I've watched videos, rented movies and read articles, trying to get as much Duane Allman as I can.
I am so excited, as I am sure you are, to hear new stories, and maybe ask new questions, when Galadrielle Allman joins us at CapRadio Reads on July 15. I hope you have your tickets, because we have only two seats left for this event.
Join Donna Apidone in conversation with Galadrielle Allman, along with a great southern barbeque and some cold beverages. Get into the groove with CapRadio Reads.