ALAN PAUL is a senior writer for Guitar World magazine and has interviewed the members of the Allman Brothers Band hundreds of times. No one has written more frequently about the band, and his work has earned the praise of Gregg Allman, Warren Haynes, Butch Trucks, and other band members.
He is the author of Big in China: My Unlikely Adventures Raising a Family, Playing the Blues, and Becoming a Star in Beijing (Harper), which is currently being developed as a film by Ivan Reitman’s Montecito Pictures. Big in China chronicles Paul’s three and a half years living in Beijing with his American family. There, he formed the blues band Woodie Alan with three Chinese musicians. While in China, Paul also wrote "The Expat Life" column for the Wall Street Journal Online, and was named Online Columnist of the Year by the National Society of Newspaper columnists.