'Getting in Tune,' by Roger Trott

Remember Roger Trott? He went to school in Redding (cough) years ago, and his father, Eldridge Trott, was a journalism instructor at Shasta College for much of the '70s and '80s. Roger grew up to be a rock musician, economist, music critic and novelist.

Now he has written "Getting in Tune," a novel loosely based on a '70s road trip and other West Coast musical gigs.

He'll be making regional appearances soon:
Sept. 5, interview on JPR, 90.9 FM or AM 1330, 9 a.m.
Sept. 6, book signing in Redding, 1-3 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 1260 Churn Creek Road.
Sept. 13, book signing in Sacramento, 7:30-8:30 p.m. at The Avid Reader at The Tower, 1600 Broadway.

"Getting in Tune" is a romp through the world of '70s rock ’n’ roll and pop culture. Propelled forward by the whispered wisdom of the Who’s Pete Townshend, the story follows the driven but erratic Daniel Travers as the 20-year-old guitarist drags his unwilling band onto the road in pursuit of fame and Townshend’s vision of the elusive Universal Chord. It's a novel full of the low grit of small-club rock ’n’ roll. It captures the fire of the dream as well as the tantalizing notion that music can transcend chaos and bring harmony to our messy lives.

"Getting in Tune" is published by Coral Press, which is dedicated to musical stories.

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