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New Book To Explore Allman Brothers Band’s ‘Brothers And Sisters’ Era

A new book by Alan Paul on The Allman Brothers Band titled “Brothers And Sisters: The Allman Brothers Band and the Inside Story of the Album That Defined the 70s” will see the author dive deep into the period surrounding the group’s seminal 1973 album that gives the book its title.

The book by the New York Times bestselling author is due out on July 25, 2023, marking the album’s 50th anniversary. The book will contain first-person interviews, deep research, historical documents, and a trove of unheard interviews conducted by the band’s “Tour Mystic,” Kirk West.

“Kirk was researching a book while the band was broken up in 1986 and 1987,” says Paul, “and he interviewed all the surviving members extensively: Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Jaimoe and Butch Trucks, as well as many other friends and associates. The subjects were talking to someone they deeply trusted, the band was twice broken up with no plans to reunite, and everyone was bracingly honest and deeply reflective and insightful.”

“The interviews were an absolute gold mine, most of which not even Kirk had ever listened to. I am thrilled to get them out to fans of the band. I can’t wait to share this book and start talking about it!” he added. Paul previously authored “One Way Out: The Inside Story of the Allman Brothers Band” in 2014.

(Photo: St. Martin’s Press)

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