Author of memoir of her father, guitarist Duane Allman
The Sunset Reading Series welcomes writer Galadrielle Allman in a special afternoon presentation, 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, at The Chapel Restoration. Allman’s memoir, Please Be With Me: A Song for My Father, Duane Allman (Spiegel & Grau) is a revelatory meditation on the impact of her father, the legendary guitarist Duane Allman.
The biography includes never-before-seen stories, photos, and primary source interviews, and is a story of a daughter searching for her father in the memory of others. The author was two years old when her father died at the age of 24 in a motorcycle accident.
“Duane Allman was my big brother, my partner, my best friend,” Gregg Allman said. “I thought I knew everything there was to know about him, but Galadrielle’s deep and insightful book came as a revelation to me, as it will to everyone who reads it.”
This year marks the 45th anniversary of the The Allman Brothers Band’s founding, and the book presents a moment to appreciate once again their contribution to American music.
Galadrielle Allman is the producer of Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective (Rounder Records). She lives in Berkeley, California. This is her first book.
A wine and cheese reception will follow the reading. The Chapel Restoration is located at 45 Market St., Cold Spring.
Photo by Clay Patrick McBride