Peter Aven Shares a Backstage Pass to the Storied Life of a Musician

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Personalities, lifestyles and talent come alive in “Road Stories: The Experiences of a Traveling Musician”

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Drummer. Violinist. Traveler. Peter Aven has trekked through the mesmerizing world of music; a world built upon dreams and hopes and one that throbs to the beat of talent and success. A professional musician for over thirty years, Aven shares a rare and fascinating glimpse into his life and career in the music industry and beyond in “Road Stories: The Experiences of a Traveling Musician”.

Aven’s talent and career has brought him innumerable adventures, both on and off the stage. He has performed over two thousand gigs with 18 different bands and has traveled to a breathtaking range of locations— from lavish cruise ships, to gritty biker clubs, to dizzying casinos— and he takes readers to all of them through well-told stories that engross with their truth and their relevance to life and music.

“Road Stories: The Experiences of a Traveling Musician” is a combination of reminiscences of Aven’s emprises that have their root and reason in the past and his attempts to bridge those events to the present. In writing, the author makes the footloose life of travelling rock n’ roll musicians into real stories so engaging as to rival the thrills of popular fiction. His book captivates with the shining details of the many lifestyles and personalities that come alive in every page.

Sometimes introspective, sometimes amusing and always compelling, “Road Stories: The Experiences of a Traveling Musician” is a backstage pass to a storied life and a look into the music world through the eyes of a man who has endured its throes, basked in its glory and lived to tell the tale.

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About the Author
Peter Aven has performed and toured as a professional drummer and/or violinist for over thirty years, playing over two thousand gigs with eighteen different bands from all over the United States. He attended Ithaca College and the Berklee School of Music. He also has a BA in English and is an award-winning poet. He worked for four years teaching English and music in the Boston public schools. He currently lives near Saratoga Springs, New York.
Road Stories * by Peter Aven
The Experiences of a Traveling Musician
Publication Date: October 22, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 177 pages; 978-1-4691-7453-2
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