When the Lights Go Out (Paperback)

By Michael Farrell

No Frills Buffalo, 9780692524473, 304pp.

Publication Date: October 17, 2015

List Price: 14.95*
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Description

Johnny Nolan was one of Buffalo's favorite downtown draws. He spent his evenings exhaling rock's greatest lyrics, grinding out covers on guitar while basking in the adulation of devoted fans and revelers. To Nolan, those nights under the lights meant everything- until he needed to walk away. But what happens to a musician when his life strays from the stage? Does he settle into his marriage to a barroom waitress? Does he try to sooth past friction with the city's most prominent bluesman? Or does he lean on the scene's only garage band-leading Catholic priest to find his voice with or without the microphone? Throughout his journey from rock clubs to familial crisis and rediscovery of music's revelatory meaning, Nolan will find out how life unfolds- when the lights go out.