A god to guitarists and an icon to rock fans, Duane Allman brought white-hot intensity to his life, whether wailing onstage with the Allman Brothers Band, burning up the road astride his beloved Harley-Davidson, or working out alone with his guitar as night turned to morning. Skydog reveals the complete story of this complex personality, from his childhood and musical first awakening, his struggling first bands, his hard-won mastery of the slide guitar, his emergence as an A-list session player, the creation of the Allman Brothers Band and the Southern Rock genre, his tragic death at 24 and his thriving musical legacy.
Author and music industry veteran Randy Poe taps the people who knew Duane best--along the way chronicling the tumultuous era that shaped Allman and his music, and that he in turn transformed.
Now in paperback - revised and expanded, with a new afterword by the author - this is the definitive biography of Duane Allman, one of the most revered guitarists of his generation. Skydog reveals the complete story of the legendary guitarist: his childhood and musical awakening; his struggling first bands; his hard-won mastery of the slide guitar; his emergence as a successful session musician; his creation of the Allman Brothers Band; his tragic death at age 24; and his thriving musical legacy.