Avid Bookshop presents Peter McDade in conversation with Kim Ware for his book The Weight of Sound on Wednesday, September 13, at 6:30 p.m. This event will be held at Nuçi's Space, and is free and open to the public, though a $5 donation to Nuçi's Space is suggested.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Peter’s first published novel, The Weight of Sound covers twenty years in the life of singer-songwriter Spider Webb. Through rotating points of view, the book traces the ways Spider and his music affect the people in his life: family, fellow musicians, girlfriends, fans, roadies, and music industry lackeys.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
As drummer for the rock band Uncle Green, Peter McDade spent fifteen years traveling the highways of America in a series of Ford vans. While the band searched for fame and a safe place to eat before a gig, he began writing short stories and novels. Uncle Green went into semi-retirement after four labels, seven records, and one name change; Peter went to Georgia State University and majored in History and English, eventually earning an MA in History. He teaches history to college undergrads in Atlanta, plays drums for Paul Melançon & the New Insecurities, and lives in Atlanta with his family.
the Good Graces is an indie-folk collective based in Atlanta, GA. Formed by singer-songwriter Kim Ware in 2006, tGG has performed up and down the east coast, in California, and at such festivals as 30A, NXNE, Athens Pop Festival, and International Pop Overthrow. Their previous album, Close to the Sun, explored a variety of styles and genres, from folk and alt. country to 90s-inspired indie pop. In 2015, the album caught the attention of the Indigo Girls, and the band was asked by the renowned duo to support some midwest and southeast shows during their summer tour. The new record, Set Your Sights, marks their 4th full-length collection, and once again places Kim's heart-on-her-sleeve songwriting and earnest, honest lyrical delivery at the forefront of a sonic expedition led by producer / guitarist Jonny Daly and supported by a long list of players from Atlanta and the southeast.