Hey there sweet family,
We’re thrilled to share the following press release with y’all … with a couple of asides tossed in:
Gregg Allman to Publish His Memoir With William Morrow (aside: Yesssssssssss!!!)
William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, today announced an agreement to publish a memoir by rock icon Gregg Allman.
One of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band, Gregg Allman will discuss for the first time the unflinching story of his life in music—from the Allman Brothers, to his solo career, to his string of failed marriages, the most publicized one to the entertainer Cher, to his struggles with drugs and alcohol, detailing his rocky path to becoming a member of classic rock royalty. From Gregg’s rough n’ tumble youth with his older brother Duane, to the formation of the band that would go on to change the sound of rock and roll, this music legend’s stories will be shared in the authentic and unforgettable voice of the man who lived them.
“When I got out of high school, I thought, I’ll take a year or two off and play the clubs, get this out of my system, and then go to med school,” says Allman. “More than forty years later, I figure it’s finally time to write about this crazy journey that’s taken me around the world and back.”
From the beginning the Allman Brothers were received with nearly universal praise from fans and critics alike, and yet at almost every turn, the band’s success was met by tragedy. What began with Duane Allman’s tragic death in a motorcycle accident continued when, a year later, bassist Berry Oakley was also killed on a motorcycle. Allman will open up about his decades plagued by substance abuse and his illness with Hepatitis C and his life-saving liver transplant in 2010.
World rights for the book were acquired by Senior Vice President Director of Creative Development Lisa Sharkey who said, “If ever there was a musician with a devoted fan base (aside: That means YOU! Thank you!!) and an incredible life story to tell, Gregg Allman is the one. This memoir truly has it all.” The project is to be edited by Senior Editor Matt Harper and was brokered by Frank Weimann of The Literary Group and Allman’s manager, Michael Lehman. The book is scheduled for publication in spring 2012.
Also recently announced:
Great Caesar’s Ghost with special guest Butch Trucks!
Tickets are now on sale for two great nights of classic jamming with The Allman Brothers Band drummer and founding member, Butch Trucks, and noted jam band Great Caesar’s Ghost. Butch Trucks will perform with Great Caesar’s Ghost at East Hampton, NY’s Guild Hall on August 1st & 2nd.
Great Caesar’s Ghost plays “Great American Music,” including the work of the Allman Brothers Band, the Grateful Dead and their blues-based predecessors.
Guild Hall is a 360 seat theater located in New York’s “The Hamptons”.
Original Great Caesar’s Ghost guitarists Ray Penney, Bosco Michne and Larry Schmid will reunite for the performance. The rest of the band will consist of original members Ed DiCapua (drums), Larry Hunter (bass), Keith Hill (keyboards) and Mario Cruz (saxophone). Great Caesar’s Ghost’s latest album What’s Done Is Done is currently #6 on the Jambands.com charts and they have also received extensive airplay on XM/Sirius Radio.
Tickets may be purchased by logging onto www.greatcg.com or by calling (866) 811-4111.
Guild Hall is located at 158 Main St., East Hampton, NY. Show times are at 7:30 pm
Please join us in zenning prayers to all those knowingly and unknowingly in need …
Take care and know that you are loved,
Lana and Rowland
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