Alan Paul is the writer of the Best Ten New York Times Bestseller One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band.
His earliest publication Big at China: The Unlikely Adventures Raising a Family, Playing the Blues, and Becoming a Star in Beijing (Harper) is now being developed as a film by Ivan Reitman's Montecito Pictures. Substantial in China is about raising the success of his blues band along with three American kids in Beijing, really a memoir.
Paul is a senior writer for Guitar World and a frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal. He composed "The Expat Life" column for the Wall Street Journal Online from 2005- 2009. The National Society of Newspaper Columnists named him 2008 Online Columnist of the Year. He also reported for other media outlets, Sports Illustrated, the WSJ, and NBC.
Woodie Alan, featuring three Chinese musicians and one other American, was named 2008's Best Group in Beijing. Their debut CD, Beijing Blues (Guitar China Records), was commended by ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, the Allman Brothers' Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes, guitarist Joe Bonamassa, blues harp master Charlie Musselwhite and jam ring legend Col. Bruce Hampton who termed the audio "just awesome."
Alan, his wife Rebecca Blumenstein, and their three children live in Maplewood, NJ.
Please see www.alanpaul.net or www.facebook.com/alanpaulauthor.
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