A deeply personal,
revealing, and lyrical portrait of Duane Allman, founder of the legendary
Allman Brothers Band, written by his daughter.
Galadrielle Allman went to her first concert as an infant in
diapers, held in her teenage mother’s arms. Playing was her father—Duane
Allman, who would become one of the most influential and sought-after musicians
of his time. Just a few short years into his remarkable career, he was killed
in a motorcycle accident at the age of twenty-four. His daughter was two-years-old.
Galadrielle was raised in the shadow of his loss and his
fame. Her mother sought solace in a bohemian life. Friends and family found it
too painful to talk about Duane. Galadrielle listened intently to his music,
read articles about him, steeped herself in the mythic stories, and yet the
spotlight rendered him too simple and too perfect to know. She felt a strange
kinship to the fans who longed for him, but she needed to know more. It took
her many years to accept that his life and his legacy were hers, and when she
did, she began to ask for stories—from family, fellow musicians, friends—and
they began to flow.
Galadrielle Allman’s memoir is at once a rapturous,
riveting, and intimate account of one of the greatest guitar prodigies of all
time, the story of the birth of a band that redefined the American musical
landscape, and a tender inquiry of a daughter searching for her father in the
memories of others. Download and start listening now!