Friday, April 11, 2014

GALADRIELLE ALLMAN: Author Appearance (4.9.14)

GALADRIELLE ALLMAN 
Author Appearance (4.9.14)
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Galadrielle Allman is
currently out on the road,
meeting, greeting and 
signing copies of her 
riveting debut
beautiful tribute to her
dad, Duane Allman.
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It was an intimate gathering of family, friends and fans— a homecoming of sorts for Galadrielle Allman. The first-time author revealed in short order that she'd grown up in the Jacksonville area and had spent considerable time during her younger days at the very Orange Park shopping mall that housed her Books-A-Million appearance.

Her book, PLEASE BE WITH ME: A Song for My Father, Duane Allman arrived on March 4th via Random House and has been meeting with rave reviews from critics and readers alike.

Author Galadrielle Allman
Gracious, soft spoken and unassuming, Allman began her in-store author appearance precisely at 7PM by reading excerpts from PLEASE BE WITH ME, including the eloquently written introduction and an insightful chapter recounting the birth of her father's iconic band, The Allman Brothers.

Allman then opened the floor to a lively Q&A segment, followed by a signing. And from the woman with four copies of Allman's book who'd traveled three hours to attend the event to enthusiastic friends and family (Hey, isn't that Derek Trucks' brother over there next to the rack of Grateful Dead  oven mitts?), a great time was had by all.

w/ Galadrielle Jacksonville, FL 4.9.14
(Photo: Michelle Wilson)
Acknowledged by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time (second only to Jimi Hendrix), Duane Allman was killed in a tragic motorcycle accident in 1971 at age 24, just as his star was rising Galadrielle was only two years old. And simply put, her book is well-written and heartfelt. Culled from personal interviews with the people who knew Duane Allman best, PLEASE BE WITH ME is one woman's pursuit of closure and connection to the father she never knew.

Yet despite the allure of endless salacious behind-the-scenes tales of sex, drugs and rock & roll, the true payoff for readers is Allman's writing skills and her knack for compelling storytelling. Even for the casual fan of her father's timeless and much-loved music, PLEASE BE WITH ME is a must-read.

-Christopher Long
(April 2014)

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