The Sideman Songbook (A “Songbook” Short Story)

| December 20, 2015

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“The time I burned my guitar it was like a sacrifice. You sacrifice the things you love.” Jimi Hendrix

A NEW Kindle Single. Includes “The Memory Songbook” bonus chapter.

For Luther Gooden, music was not a job. It was an all-consuming quest, a calling, a salvation.

Yet one day in 1971 the only thing this gifted African-American guitarist needed — badly —was a gig. A significant gig. His first paying gig as a sideman with a touring band. Following an audition in Boston, he felt close … very close …

His girlfriend, Karrine, also had a burning need. That morning she kissed Luther goodbye and wished him luck. Then she dressed well for a meeting with another man. She wasn’t sure what would happen. But by the time she left her rendezvous, she knew her life would change.

Music is easy compared to love.

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(And then read “The Memory Songbook” where Luther makes a memorable appearance during Frank Gosnell’s poignant romp through The Summer of Love.)

“The Sideman Songbook” is intended for musicians, guitarists, songwriters, Babyboomers and YA readers who —

— love stories with strings attached.

Don’t miss the FREE BONUS at the end of “The Sideman Songbook” from Author with Guitar.

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“Someone should remind us, regularly, that life is a song we sing.”

From “The Memory Songbook”

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