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A collection of stories submitted by members of the global community of singer / songwriters who are kind enough to share their experiences about, gigs from hell, embarrasing moments and stuff like that in order to inspire, educate or make you smile in the event you can relate.

Stranger Than Fiction by Lee Totten
Lee has given us an account of life's little humiliating catastrophes during the course of fronting his own band as well as solo performances.

Folk Musician From Hell by Brian Gore
This could be subtitled "Zen and The Art of Maintaining Your Cool in at a Cheezy Little Bar Gig".

A Tribute To Linda McCartney
by Earl Okin
First published as an open letter to the SongTalk mailing list. Reprinted by permission of the author.
Earl Okin ,the only opening act ever to be featured on a full tour of Paul McCartney & Wings gives a warm, insightful glimpse into the lives of Paul McCartney and his wife, Linda - an exceptionally inspirational woman few ever came to know or appreciate until now...

The Ozark Gig - Greg Nicholson

Greg proves that one hellish night is not enough to discourage a true Road Warrior.

All My Friends Are Musicians
(WIth A Gig On The Same Night)

An Original Song - By Hal Cohen

CBC Interview With Dave Soroka
Creator of The Mythical Coffeehouse Circuit

Crawl Across Texas by Bob Malone
Bob Malone has written the ultimate road tale. It's been reprinted by permission of The Angel City Voice, published by acclaimed vocal teacher and coach Lis Lewis.

An Email From Steve Schalchlin (Excerpt)
Steve Schalchlin is the former Director of the National acadamy of Songwriters. After learning he has AIDS, he has devoted himself to writing about his experience through his music. His website is one of the most important and moving contributions to the net.

Andy Cahan's Bio by Andy Cahan
Andy Cahan (aka The Demo Doctor) is the keyboard player for sixties rockers The Turtles and a recipient of The Li'l Hank Top Resource Award. This mini-autobiography contains information that has NEVER EVER before been recounted until now ... including a behind the scenes narrative about his days during the last few years before his good friend, singer songwriter Harry Nillson passed away.

That Crazy Gig In Alaska By Paul Ivy
This one is pretty funny and almost unbelievable.

Foosball And Broken Promises by Peter Lampson

Peter Relates about about a couple of pretty ugly situations. You can learn from this guy's experience.

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