Song of the Fool: On the Road with Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers

Song of the Fool: On the Road with Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers

by Hunter Sharpless

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Overview

When nineteen-year-old Hunter Sharpless e-mails roots rock band Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, he doesn't expect a response. He wants to write a book about them. When his inbox chimes two hours later, telling him he has a chance to tour with the band for three full months, he dreams of groupies and Almost Famous. It doesn't take long, though, for Hunter to discover that the road isn't the electric collection of glories it's often billed to be. He's mistaken for a homeless person in Sacramento, thrust onstage in Iowa, and cradled against a toilet in New York. The road is hard. No cocaine, no backstage blowjobs, no sleek tour bus. But the Sixers see it differently. Stephen introduces Hunter to a more authentic perspective: behind the lights of the stage, after the glow of the performance, away from the noise of the amps. This is the world Song of the Fool begins to unravel.

""When considering this kid's out-of-the-blue request to tour with his band, Stephen Kellogg asked Hunter Sharpless to explain 'why it would be a good idea to bring an underage person out on the road who wants to write a book and is unhappy.' Turns out it wasn't a good idea. It was a great idea--as readers will discover only a few pages into the achingly sweet, disarmingly honest, and beautifully written Song of the Fool.""
--Brooks Landon, author of Building Great Sentences


Hunter Sharpless is a writer and essayist from Texas. He is an MFA candidate in nonfiction writing at the University of Minnesota. For more information, visit www.huntersharpless.com.

Stephen Kellogg is a singer-songwriter from Connecticut, where he lives with his wife and four daughters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498200721
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 09/12/2014
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Hunter Sharpless is a writer and essayist from Texas. He is an MFA candidate in nonfiction writing at the University of Minnesota. For more information, visit www.huntersharpless.com.

Stephen Kellogg is a singer-songwriter from Connecticut, where he lives with his wife and four daughters.

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Song of the Fool: On the Road with Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
anice84 More than 1 year ago
This is what I had hoped it would be. A book simply about how life is on the road for some musicians. The authors ambition to give readers the story about a group of musicians reads wonderfully. Its a must own!