This Monday (March 3), a new memoir about the life of late Allman Brother Band guitarist Duane Allman penned by Duane’s daughter, Galadrielle, will hit stores. In the memoir, called Please Be with Me: A Song for My Father Duane Allman, Galadrielle opens up about her life as the daughter of the prominent musician, who died in a motorcycle crash when she was only two years old. Galadrielle also shares personal stories and new details about her father that she has gathered from years of talking with family members, his band mates and close friends.
Please Be with Me: A Song for My Father Duane Allman will be available as both a hardcover book and as an ebook. Galadrielle previews the 400-page memoir in a video trailer posted on YouTube, stating, "Duane Allman's story is more than a tragedy, it's a true romance. He fell in love with his guitar and gave his heart away."
She added, “I dreaded pursuing his story as a reporter would, asking uncomfortable questions and following every lead. I couldn't imagine interviewing my family, but I knew that if I didn't, I would never be satisfied.”
For Galadrielle, writing the book was a healing experience. “Learning about him changed my life completely,” she said. “A missing piece that I thought could only be had by knowing him has been returned to me, assembled from all the gathered fragments word by word.”