A New York Times Best seller!
One Way Out is the powerful biography of The Allman Brothers Band, an oral history written with the band's participation and filled with original, never-before-published interviews as well as personal letters and correspondence. This is the most in-depth look at a legendary American rock band that has meant so much to so many for so long.
For twenty-five years, Alan Paul has covered and written about The Allman Brothers Band, conducting hundreds of interviews, riding the buses with them, attending rehearsals and countless shows. He has interviewed every living band member for this book as well as managers, roadies, and contemporaries, including: Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Jaimoe, Butch Trucks, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Oteil Burbridge, the late Allen Woody, Jimmy Herring, Eric Clapton, Bob Weir, and many others.
Tracking the band's career from their 1969 formation to today, One Way Out is filled with musical and cultural insights, riveting tales of sometimes violent personality conflicts and betrayals, drug and alcohol use, murder allegations and exoneration, tragic early deaths, road stories, and much more, including the most in-depth look at the acrimonious 2000 parting with founding guitarist Dickey Betts and behind-the-scenes information on the recording of At Fillmore East, Layla, Eat A Peach, Brothers and Sisters, and other classic albums.
Required reading for any ABB fan
A very enjoyable read. I especially appreciated the fact that the author allowed for multiple points of view on any given subject.
Excellent ABB Book
Being a fan since the early 70s, I connected with the way this book is laid out and really loved the interview style of band members and crew giving their recollection of events.
Couldn’t put the book down. It could be the definitive Allman Brothers Band book. Perfect for long time fans as well as people interested who might not have been there.
Best ABB bio yet!!!
Compiled in chronological interview form, Alan Paul's "One Way Out" gives us an oral history of America's greatest band straight from the band and those closest to them. It also stands as an excellent companion to Scott Freeman's "Midnight Riders". Gov't Mule fans are sure to enjoy the chapter about the "Birth Of The Mule." We also get a few more clues as to what caused the premature demise of bass giant Allen Woody. Also covers every line up of the band in rich detail. If you are an ABB devote or a causal fan you will love this book. 5 out of 5,