Cal Sharp author and steel guitar player

ebooks by Cal Sharp

I've written three books:

The Beast From the Back of the Bus

The Beast From the Back of the Bus

Imagine you are an aging over-the-hill country music star on tour in Texas with a murderous ex-con White Supremist on your trail, armed and ready to kill you for past transgressions.

That's the premise of "The Beast From the Back of the Bus". It's a mystery/suspense story set in the country music world, but it's not the typical Nashville tale of fans and babes and pampered stars partying and winning awards. It's a gritty, existential story of murder, avarice and retribution, and an inside look at the long bus rides, the bars, fans, hotels and backstage antics that are part of a Nashville road musician's lfe. More...

Available at Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, Amazon and the Apple iBookstore. The Beast From the Back of the Bus - Cal Sharp

Chevy Summer an ebook set in 1963

Chevy Summer

It's 1963, before the Beatles and the Kennedy assassination. It's a lazy summer with nothing for the teenagers in the small town of Calhoun, just outside Cincinnati, to worry about except rock'n'roll, drag racing, and dancing. But then the murders begin. More...

Available at Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, and the Apple iBookstore. Chevy Summer (The Mystery of the '55 Chevy) - Cal Sharp

Now available in print at Amazon.

Chevy Summer an ebook set in 1963

Steel Guitar Insanity

A compliation of the blog of the same name.

I've been a Nashville steel guitar player for 30-some years. I've toured with Stonewall Jackson, Little Jimmy Dickens, Red Sovine, George Fox, Faron Young and a few others. I've also backed up dozens of other artists on package shows and as a sub, most notably Ray Price and Ernest Tubb. This book is a collection of observations, pictures and stories from those years.

Available at Smashwords and Amazon.

The Beast From the Back of the Bus Amazon review:
Cal writes very well and knows his subject intimately. The result is a hilarious, sometimes harrowing look at touring, live performances, and all that goes with fame and fortune in country music. I can only hope Cal continues to write.

Chevy Summer Amazon review:
Summer 1963, Calhoun Ohio, small town America...... Where there are, girls, cars, baseball, cute girls, and Murder Number One. 1963 also has, rock-n-roll, trying to look cool, High School, more girls in short skirts,dances, fistfights, Drag Strips, "getting some" in the car, last dance call, Wally and The Beaver, Bikers, Beatniks, strip clubs, local Police after teens, Fizzies, Beer, sneaking out, "first time", drag racing for pink slips, fake ID's....... There is Nick Palidino, Calhoun's "Fonz", King of the Drag Strip with his cherry red '55 Chevy. Then there is Murder Number Two..... Vito Siri, local Mob "businessman", into gambling, and starting into the drug trade. And Murder Number Three happens, as Vito is shot and killed, in his own Club. Great, Throw Back Story, to end the summer with. You can still hear.......Goodnight Sweetheart........

Steel Guitar Insanity Amazon review:
This book is a great insight into the life of a Nashville road musician, as well as a great pedal steel guitarist! Cal nailed it describing the ups & downs of the professional music world.

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I've written articles for two Nashville newspapers, The Tennessean and The Banner, and for Country Music Magazine, Guitar Player Magazine, Music City News and a few other publications. I've had two short stories in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine and I do a blog at Steel Guitar Insanity. Now, in the era of ebooks, I have two murder mysteries and a commentary on musicians and the music business published. Here's my author profile at my publisher, Smashwords, and my page at Amazon's Author Central. Some of my music articles are at Ezine Articles.

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