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Long Gone Daddies Trivia Contest

Consider yourself a fan of blues music, rockabilly, or roots rock? Here’s your chance to strut your stuff, and possibly win a copy of a blues-tinged audiobook at the same time!

John F. Blair Publishers, who put out David Wesley William’s Long Gone Daddies, are holding a trivia contest at the Long Gone Daddies Trivia Contest! To enter, go to the linked page page and answer as many of the questions as you can (and yes, cheating crowd-sourcing asking for help is just fine). Then send your answers to [email protected]. The three entrants with the most correct answers will be awarded a code with which to download a free copy of the Long Gone Daddies audiobook through Audible.com.

And to get you in the mood, here’s a bluesy piece of the audiobook itself:

Long Gone Daddies: Cutting Contest between Elvis vs. Muddy

Good luck! And may the bluest note win!

Long Gone Daddies hits the road

John F. Blair Publishers have approved the Stillpoint Digital audiobook production Long Gone Daddies, narrated by David Kudler. A real departure from our earlier releases, David Wesley Williams’s twelve-bar blues of a novel is an exploration of love, fame, and the roots of song. Oh — and fathers and sons, as the name implies.

Publishers Weekly said, “This lyrical multi-generational musician’s tale marks veteran newspaperman Williams’s impressive first novel. . . . The historical backdrop, including a cameo by young Elvis as a busboy, adds delightful texture and rich depth to Williams’s fictional account of the early days of rock ‘n roll.” Foreword Reviews called it “a bluesy, smoke-tinged story of a man, his guitar, and the family lore that haunts and threatens to dismantle his future…At once dreamy and wild, a churning, soul-searching trip into the root of music making. Readers will find in this novel an immersive and imaginative experience.”

The book should be available for purchase in another couple of weeks, but in the mean time, here’s a taste:

Long Gone Daddies
Narrated by David Kudler

Keep an eye out for more news!

David Sings the Blues (and Other Classics)

Long Gone Daddies by David Wesley Williams
Long Gone Daddies by David Wesley Williams

I’ve just wrapped recording on my second full-length audiobook this month — David Wesley Williams lyrical novel of sex, family, and rock ‘n’ roll, Long Gone Daddies. As I was listening through just now, I realized that there were a lot of similarities between this bluesy book and my most recently completed (and soon-to-be-released) project, Uvi Poznansky’s Apart from Love. Both books dissect tangled, dysfunctional families featuring deeply fractured father-son relationships, each of which is hiding some very important secrets. And music is very much at the heart of each. Continue reading David Sings the Blues (and Other Classics)