Thursday, August 1, 2019

The Road Goes on Forever: Fifty Years of The Allman Brothers Band Music (1969–2019)

The Road Goes on Forever: Fifty Years of The Allman Brothers Band Music (1969–2019) Idgie Says:

Who doesn't love the Allman Brothers!?  My husband saw this book and immediately told me I needed to review it.  (Pretty sure there was something in it for him there, but I am a fan so was interested myself.)  There is something fun in reading about the nitty gritty behind the curtain lives of rock stars.  It always seems so glamorous, until you realize the reality of constantly being on the road and such. 

There's quite a few photos in the book, two of them shown below. 

I might note that Michael Buffalo Smith has written a previous book about the Allman Brothers, so he's obviously a big fan himself!  If you want even more of the band, Willie Perkins also wrote about them.  All three books available through Mercer University Press. 

A great stocking stuffer for the music lover in your life. 

You might also be interested to know that the Capricorn studio in Macon is now owned by Mercer University. There will be a big opening for Mercer Music at Capricorn on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 with events throughout the day. I believe they are also planning a concert that evening with a “surprise guest.”  (There are naming opportunities!

The Road Goes on Forever: Fifty Years of The Allman Brothers Band Music (1969–2019)

By author: Michael Buffalo SmithForeword by: Chuck Leavell
Product Code: P586
ISBN: 9780881467123
Publisher: Mercer University Press
THE ROAD GOES ON FOREVER utilizes history, personal interviews, and many collected documents to aid in the telling of the story of the humble beginnings and career of the original Southern rock band on this, the 50th anniversary of their formation. 

 Author Michael Buffalo Smith personally spoke with former Allman Brothers members including Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Butch Trucks, Warren Haynes, and Allen Woody, as well as producers, engineers, roadies, and fans to create a tribute to Macon, Georgia's greatest rock and roll export. Smith takes us inside the Big House on Vineville Avenue in Macon where the band lived during their peak years and into Capricorn Studios where they recorded all of their original albums. The albums are each given the spotlight as well, including Gregg and Dickey's solo projects, and the book explores the exhaustive list of recording credits accumulated by Duane Allman during his far too short career. 

There is a complete review of the unprecedented 40th anniversary Beacon Theatre residency in 2009 that found the band joined onstage by a veritable Who's Who of contemporary music greats. More than just a history of the greatest Southern band of all time, THE ROAD GOES ON FOREVER is a reference manual for fans of the band--a book filled with ramblin' men, blue skies, Georgia peaches, and great music. 

Chuck Leavell, former band member and current Rolling Stones band leader, provides the foreword.