“I dreamt I was listening to a live Allman Brothers album, and they were playing exactly what’s heard on the record. I woke up and thought, ‘That’s not an Allman Brothers song!’” Andy Aledort on creating his Satriani and Vai-endorsed blues album

Guitarist Andy Aledort performs live during The Experience Hendrix Tour at The Beacon Theater on October 17, 2007
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Andy Aledort has been at the pinnacle of American guitardom for decades. He’s toured the world with Dickey Betts, played with Double Trouble and the Band of Gypsys, co-written a best-selling biography of Stevie Ray Vaughan, jammed with a who’s who of six-string greats from Johnny Winter to Buddy Guy to Joe Perry, and taught half the world to play guitar as an instructor and journalist – as Guitar World's associate editor. He is now coming into his own as a solo artist, as evidenced by In a Dream.

I showed the guys the Albert tune specifically for David Grissom, who said, ‘Anything by Mr. King is good with me!

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Alan Paul

Alan Paul is the author of three books, Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan, One Way Way Out: The Inside Story of the Allman Brothers Band – which were both New  York Times bestsellers – and Big in China: My Unlikely Adventures Raising a Family, Playing the Blues and Becoming a Star in Beijing, a memoir about raising a family in Beijing and forming a Chinese blues band that toured the nation. He’s been associated with Guitar World for 30 years, serving as Managing Editor from 1991-96. He plays in two bands: Big in China and Friends of the Brothers, with Guitar World’s Andy Aledort.