Daughter’s New Memoir Reveals Life with Legendary Bluesman

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Denise L. Baker recounts lifetime with father Lonnie Brooks, noted blues musician

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The book also shares details of Brooks’ appearances on television programs like “Hee Haw” and “Soul Train.”

Author Denise L. Baker looks back on growing up with a blues legend in her unique new memoir, “Living in the House of Blues: Behind The Doors Of A House Filled With The Blues” (published by Trafford Publishing).

Baker takes readers back in time as she reminisces about growing up the daughter of legendary blues artist Lonnie Brooks. “Living in the House of Blues” gives readers insight into Brooks’ career, Baker’s experiences as one of nine children, how he raised and taught them how to be respectful, productive citizens, how he is at home as a father and friend, to his induction into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2010.

Writing openly and honestly about the challenges her family faced – discrimination and poverty, among others – Baker sets out to chronicle both the good times and the bad. She looks back on Brooks’ early career, including his first trip to perform overseas. The book also shares details of Brooks’ appearances on television programs like “Hee Haw” and “Soul Train.”

An excerpt from “Living in the House of Blues”:

“One of my father’s favorite bluesmen puts it best: Trouble in my mind, when I’m a little blue, Bet I won’t be blue always, Cause the sun is gonna shine, On, on my doorstep, Some lowdown, lonesome mother humpin day.”

“Living in the House of Blues”
By Denise L. Baker
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 182 pages | ISBN 9781466966345
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 182 pages | ISBN 9781466966321
E-Book | ISBN 9781466966338
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Denise L. Baker lives and writes in Alsip, Illinois. More information is available at http://www.deniselbaker.com.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit trafford.com.
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