Galadrielle Allman inherited more than her name from her father, Duane Allman. She also inherited his amazing artistry, in her case, as a writer. Many celebrity biographies are either ghost written, or just plain poorly written. In the case of Please Be With Me: A Song For My Father, neither is true. This book is elegantly written by the very talented Ms. Allman, who will be our guest at CapRadio Reads on July 15, at 6:30 p.m.
The book, published in March, is the result of a writing assignment when Galadrielle (known as Glad) was a student at Sarah Lawrence College. That story, called Crossroads, eventually evolved into this book, which is a collage of letters and rememberances. During the two years Galadrielle researched her subject, she learned a lot about her father Duane, his family, his friends and his music. When reading this biography, it is astounding to realize all that Duane Allman accomplised in just 24 short years. His iconic music, his bad boy reputation and his loving daughter have already lived more than that time without him.
Please join us at Capital Public Radio for what will surely be a celebration, in song, words and food, of one of the kings of true American music. Tickets are still available, but they are selling quickly, so be sure to get yours to join the party.