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Alan Paul is a senior writer for Guitar World magazine and has interviewed the members of the Allman Brothers Band hundreds of times. No one has written more frequently about the band.

He is the author of Big in China: My Unlikely Adventures Raising a Family, Playing the Blues, and Becoming a Star in Beijing (Harper), which is currently being developed as a film by Ivan Reitman's Montecito Pictures.

Big in China is a memoir about raising three American children in Beijing and the unlikely success of his Chinese blues band, Woodie Alan. He lives with his family in Maplewood, New Jersey.


The Big in China Band is very pleased to announce that Andy Aledort of Dickey Betts’ Great Southern bnad will be joining us for our Dec. 6 show at Suzy Que’s. For a taste of what we’ll be doing, here are some clips frm the last time we played with Andy.


“I Know You Rider”:


“Serve Somebody”:


“The Thrill Is Gone” (partial):


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This is a great book. Haunting, evocative, thought provoking, moving. Way more than a prep school novel. Highly recommended.
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Please note that all reviews posted here are for a different book. The Ebook edition was a shell of what is being released by St. Martin's on February 18.

The new book is five times longer and will have 150 photographs.
" Thanks Rivka. It is a new book and should be treated as such despite the very similar titles.

first one 28,000 words, no photos.

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I first picked it up again to read the Allman Brothers sections as I was researching my book, One Way Out: An Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band. Didn;t learn anything new there... the sections on the ABB were a bit of a disappointment... but ...more
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Eh. Kinda cheesy and overwritten.
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“I’ll give it a year. I’ll go out and play these clubs and then I’ll go on to college.’ But after a year, I was so far in debt from trying to buy amps and guitars and everything else, that I had to do another year.”
Alan Paul, One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band

“Together we gazed out over corkscrew switchbacks cut through a barren, rocky landscape stretching to the horizon. It was simultaneously awesome and insane to be in this spot as a family, though, for a flicker of an instant, the lone explorer in me longed to be out there alone with just a 4x4.”
Alan Paul, Unsavory Elements: Stories of Foreigners on the Loose in China

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