PRESS, REVIEWS, & ENDORSMENTS:
A LIFE OF MUSIC INSPIRED BY THE DEAD
Dewey Paul combines the influences of Dead, Dylan
Dylans in Denver: Jakob Friday, Bob Birthday Tribute Saturday
Not to be missed!
“Dewey has written a book that touches on all the wild and heady times of following the Grateful Dead and beyond. Romance, music, and friends cavort throughout this beautiful and exhilarating tale. I loved it and I have read them all. Not to be missed!”
— Hamlin J. Endicott, Owner GRATEFUL DEAD BOOKS LLC
Couldn't put it down!
“Amazing! Read it cover to cover in 12 hours!!!”
— Kendra Alicia Burnett, Amazon review
A must-have for the rock fan or Deadhead completist in your life!
“What a wild ride! Follow the author from adolescent adventures smoking a joint in the parking lot with WASP to LSD-soaked cross-country rambles to follow the Dead. A romantic tale, both in terms of dating and because the author leads with his heart, adhering to a “follow your bliss” credo come hell or high water. And come they do! Misadventure as often as adventure, this epic coming-of-age story is sure to be a treat for any one who is a fan of rock n roll or free spirits.”
— Charles, Amazon review
A different spin on Jack Kerouac's "On the Road"
“I am biased since I knew the author way back when, but I really enjoyed this collection of anecdotes that trace his life so far. It’s a different spin on Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road”. The reader gets an honest, inside look at some of the music world that we only get to see in movies. ”
— Harry C., Amazon review
Pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed reading this!
“This was really fun to read! The trials and tribulations of life on the road are met with persistent optimism and a tireless search for bliss in the real world. What a wild ride! Entertaining, fast moving, well written, and not without imparting some wisdom! ”
— William, Amazon review
“Love your Book...Read 1/2 of it in one sitting—Excellent Writing”
— David, Facebook review
The current jam-band fan will find something to love here…
“If you ever hit the road yourself, or wanted to, this author shares all the nitty-gritty with the world. The Dead precipitated many a departure from home, and all went on a journey unlike any other. The seeker, the former tour-head, the current jam-band fan will all find something to love here, and perhaps, conjure up memories of one’s own, long-forgotten.”
— Denco, Amazon review
Along for a long strange trip!
“A very enjoyable memoir- I was surprised at how engaged I became in the protagonists’ trials, tribulations and eventual redemption. A lot of brushes with fame without being gossipy or indiscreet. A good read that leaves you wanting to hear more stories from this author. Recommend to anyone who was part of that subculture in that era. It all rings true here.”
— Leanna Randall, Amazon review
Writing is compelling and it's a pretty quick read...
“Full disclosure: I’ve known the author for quite some time. However, there is a huge amount about him which I didn’t know. It was fascinating to read about his adventures, and contemplate that we probably crossed paths long before we knew each other. The writing is compelling and it’s a pretty quick read. Glad to count Dewey as among my friends!
Once again, I look forward to our yearly jam in Denver and Boulder for the Last Waltz Revisited. We’ll be rocking the Fillmore!”
— Thomas Johnson, Amazon review
“Great adventure through a world I know well. You really end up rooting for Dewey in the way he leads with his heart through the many varied exploits of his life. Well written.”
— Colorado Head, Amazon review
Fun and Entertaining
“Entertaining read. I don’t read much but I found this book to be easy to read while being entertaining and fun. Going along with Dewey’s ups and downs in his life’s adventures made me feel like I was right there with him on the road.”
— David B. Sockrider, Amazon review