On the edge of a parking lot
Trying to find the strength to go in
So I can unburden my aching heart
And my shift can begin
I fill the late set on Thursday night
Playing songs that all sound…
"On the edge of a parking lot..."
Shaw created this project as a tribute to late night bar bands, his love for experimental Americana music, and as a way to explore the myriad faces of hope and heartache. This book explores the rich themes found inside the music on the album: a story about ruined dreams and renewed possibility, of the life we imagined and the reality we find ourselves in, and of the beautiful, complicated mess that is getting through a single day. This is for all who struggle to survive, who strive for a better life, and to those we’ve lost along the way.
"A musician playing a late night gig at a run-down dive bar finds himself speaking with one of the regular patrons and ends up in a conversation that changes his life. Madeline — a former beauty queen who now works third shift at a gas station — teaches him not only what it means to have hope despite a lifetime of lost dreams, but also how beautiful the world can be by stepping out of the shadows and into the light."
To view an excerpt, please click the link here.
Paperback copies available in person or digital copies can be purchased in the official store.