synopsis from the backcover...
Nate, a poor boy (living in Cambridge, Mass., during the mid-'60's ‘Folk Music Boom’ and the ‘Summer of Love’),is working in Printing Factories, playing his guitar and writing songs.. Dreaming of, one day, growing up to be like his early childhood ‘hero’, Hank Williams, Sr. (The 'father' of his dreams!). His poet friend, Willie remains distraught and totally-obsessed by the pre-mature death of his Mother, only a few years earlier.. and the two boys are desperately trying to survive-‘emotionally’ in all of the negativity and bleakness about them.. supporting each other’s ‘artistic interests’ through-out. But, ultimately, the ‘Darkness’ wins-out and over-takes the “Light”.. and tragedy strikes!.. But, in this, it ..only winning 'half the battle’! A 'poesy'-styled, musical and sensitive, 'coming of age' tale.. Based on a true story!
About the AUTHOR...
Mark Brine (a self-described 'folk/americana' writer and music artist; originally hailing from Cambridge, Mass.) has received 2 preliminary Grammy Nominations ('Best Country Male Vocalist'/'Best Country Song').. is a member of the National Traditional Country Music Assoc.'s "Hall of Fame".. and has been a staff-writer/roster artist for several Nashville and NYC-based Record Co.'s. (see www.markbrine.com for more info)... In this, his 2nd and follow-up Novel (to "THE CAROL and the True Folk Legend of Jack Frost"), he again takes us on another, yet-very-different 'musical journey'!
NOTE: A CD (w/ a song from the storyline, "Willie, Can You Hear Me?") will be issued mid-Summer (on Wild Oats Records, Nashville, Tn) w/ an accompanying VIDEO (on youtube) to promo both (the book and the CD).
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