Rare Bird Lit and Chevalier’s Books present
California in the 70s
Featuring Greg Anton, David Kukoff, and Linda Kelly; three wonderful books that take place in Los Angeles and San Francisco in the 70s.
Greg Anton’s Face The Music is a rock ‘n’ roll novel about the spiritual power of music. Anton is a drummer and composer who brings his own experiences to his writing; he’s toured extensively with his band Zero and co-writes songs with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter.
David Kukoff’s Children of the Canyon follows a young boy as he comes of age in Laurel Canyon’s 1970s heyday.
Finally, Linda Kelly’s Deadheads is a wonderful look at the Grateful Dead’s loyal fans.
This FREE event takes place at Chevalier’s Books
Sat Sept 12th at 4pm • Facebook Event
126 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90004
Greg Anton has written his first novel, Face the Music. Hard and digital copies of Face the Music are available from Plus One Press, Barnes & Noble and Amazon.
Face the Music: San Francisco, 1975. Woody, an artistically brilliant, socially inept street musician, is just getting by. Inspired by Stephanie, the love of his life, he writes an amazing song that could launch his musical career. Then an unexpected betrayal leaves him fighting for his relationship and his future.
Hopelessly disorganized, armed with only his guitar and unique sense of humor, Woody tries to persevere against the inequities of the music business. Passion, desperation and intense idealism propel him head-on into the challenges of surviving as an uncompromising artist.
Face the Music is a story of love, self-discovery, and the spiritual power of music. Read Paul Liberatore’s review in the Marin IJ.
‘Face the Music’ is captivating, with powerful passages that are valuable contributions to the akashic records of American Literature. Generally, words are inadequate to express emotions conveyed by music; but this book flows like a moody, mystical, musical composition.”
– Barry “The Fish” Melton (of Country Joe and the Fish), musician and defense attorney.
Greg exposes the insularity of the pop-music business with stunning veracity. . .an insider’s look at its highs, lows, and a whiff of the steaming guts, delivered with style and verve. . .not incidentally featuring an unforgettable leading lady. Good shit!”
– Robert Hunter
Face the Music is a story about a love song called ‘Stephanie’. Greg recently recorded ‘Stephanie’ with some of his friends; available here for listening and for download on iTunes.
Stephanie – iTunes
Robert Hunter – Lyrics
Greg Anton – Music
Original track credits: Steve Kimock (guitar), Melvin Seals (organ), Tim Hockenberry (vocals), Robin Sylvester (bass), Greg Anton (drums, piano)
Lyrics & Music Copyright ©2013 by Robert Hunter & Greg Anton
All Rights Reserved
Cover art by Stanley Mouse
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