Here's a nice article that appeared today in Rochester's alternative newsweekly, City Newspaper. It has all the details about my book signing tomorrow at the screeing for the new Dead movie, Crimson, White & Indigo.
When he was a teenager, local author Peter Conners took listening to his favorite band one step further than just attending shows and buying albums. He went out on a limb and joined the legendary Grateful Dead on the jam band's cross-country journey. In following the Dead from show to show, there's little doubt Conners has seen and experienced some crazy things in pursuit of hippy nirvana.
In conjunction with the Little Theatre's showing of the Grateful Dead's 1989 concert, "Crimson, White and Indigo," Conners will be on hand to sign copies of his book, "Growing Up Dead: The Hallucinated Confessions of a Teenage Deadhead." Following the showing of the concert (one of the more than 2000 the Dead played before the band dissolved following the death of member Jerry Garcia), Conners will be available to share more of his experiences of life on the road.
Not only can you have the opportunity to catch a Grateful Dead show without massive lines and watered-down beer, but you'll get the chance to meet an expert in Deadhead fandom. That's pretty far out.
"The Grateful Dead: Crimson, White and Indigo" will screen Thursday, April 15, 7 p.m. and Monday, April 19, 6:30 p.m. at Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. Tickets cost $12. The Peter Conners book signing will run Thursday 6-7 p.m. Note that tickets are scarce for the Thursday show. For more information call 258-0400 or visit thelittle.org.
Read the article online here [City Newspaper Article on Peter Conners at the Little Theatre]