Mississippi Kid

The Ballad of Curtis Loew

What motivates a man to open his heart to the world, to unburden himself of private thoughts? In his excellent new autobiography, ‘The Gospel According to Abraham’, Paul Abraham pours out his soul.

As one might expect, it is crammed with stories from his time as Lynyrd Skynyrd’s road manager. He also reminisces about the dozen years spent working for country star Billy Ray Cyrus and stints with bands such as Bad Company and the Marshall Tucker Band.

Paul was raised in the Mississippi Delta in a small town called Leland. He says his formative years were idyllic, shared with many friends and a loving family. It was a joyous, carefree period in his life:

“I had a wonderful childhood with awesome parents and brothers, although looking back, I wish I had studied a lot harder in school to make them more proud of me. My mother was the absolute sweetest, most caring…

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