Author of: Vlad the Astrophysicist
Peter Mulvey has been traveling the earth as a touring songwriter for twenty-five years. He’s made many records and collaborated with many fine artists, writing and learning the entire time. This is his first book.
An Illustrated Book for Children, Adults, and Other Old Souls
Vlad the Astrophysicist is a real person: Dr. Vladimir Chaloupka, physics professor at the University of Washington. Singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey met him at the National Youth Science Camp in Bartow, West Virginia, where he has been playing every summer for sixteen years.
Over a beer, Peter asked Vlad, “Are there intelligent civilizations out there other than ours, and if so why haven’t they contacted us?” And Vlad really did answer, and Peter’s whole world-view was altered in that moment.
My Crazy Life in Rock and Blues
Rick Allen’s F ’n’ A!, My Crazy Life in Rock and Blues is the autobiography of a true musician.
The book’s title, F ’n’ A! (two of Allen’s favorite keys on piano and organ), could also mean “Fun and Adventure,” “Frustration and Achievement,” or street slang for a vehement “Hell Yeah! I’m gonna play music till my clock runs outta time!” The last definition fits his book best of all.
Author of: F ‘n’ A!
A native of Los Angeles, Rick Allen is a blues, rock, and R&B organist and pianist. He has worked with a variety of musicians, including Howlin’ Wolf, Etta James, Delaney & Bonnie, Sonny Boy Williamson, Albert King, and Dr. John. Allen toured with Bonnie Bramlett, Loggins & Messina, The Doobie Brothers, Canned Heat, Rory Gallagher, Rod Stewart, The Beach Boys, and many others.