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Thursday 27 August 2015

☀ Inside A String: a collection of poems, essays, lyrics and prose [Vol 1] - Tom MacLear

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Inside A String, a collection of poems, essays, lyrics and prose by (, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 108 pages).

PREVIEW: Read various excerpts with Amazon Look Inside.

Check out the book's synopsis and the excerpt below.

Author Tom MacLear will be awarding a $5 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part and comment on our post.

Synopsis | Teaser | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops


"Award winning songwriter, producer, entertainer and poet Tom MacLear has captured a span of life from the east to the west in his new book, Inside a String.

Those familiar with Hemingway, Kerouac, Ferlinghetti, Dylan and Ginsberg will enjoy the “Beat” flavor of the poetry in this book as well as some of the more simple, straightforward attacks on our hearts and our senses.

These poems speak to the reader and take us on that wonderful journey from the depths of city life in NYC to the beautiful coastlines of California and everywhere in between, wherever our minds choose to travel as we take a magical ride with poet, Tom MacLear."

- Poet Jacob Erin-Cilberto Author of Intersection Blues

Teaser: Excerpt

Mediterranean Calls

Yellow_ teasing_
           broken_ alabaster_

Basted blue in a closed pewter pot

Cut the hands of the blade
          pour slow the anger
And mind the pages when they’re hot

Slow_ are the mindless minutes after the
‘sorrow’s flight’

…The light’s fine in here, so’s the beer

Yesterday is just a melted muse of lectures_
leering at the multitudes_
         _draped ‘long side an overcoat
                   she wore in another time

Inside A String - available NOW!

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About the Author

Producer, Singer, Songwriter, Tom MacLear, often referred to as "the man behind the curtain, one of music's best kept secrets," is now emerging more toward the center of the stage as the driving force of 'Tom MacLear & Friends.' An evergreen concept for his band that allows MacLear to perform and make music with some of the best musicians in the business.

Most recently “MacLear & Friends” was awarded "Best New Country Band 2015," by New Music Weekly Magazine and also garnered top honors from the Hollywood Music in Media Awards in Best Country in 2014 and has once again received a nomination from the 'HMMA's' for Best Country for MacLear's new summer radio single release 'Unapproachable.

Prior to MacLear's arrival in Los Angeles, at the age of 19, he had spent formative years in London where he found an affinity for all things stringed. So, when he walked into the legendary Topanga Corral he was an accomplished multi-instrumentalist just as a new kind of country music was being born. Emmylou Harris, the Flying Burrito Brothers the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Crazy Horse were all part of the scene. Soon the Scottish kid was on stage with them on the road this time as a bonafide country music guitar player, literally on any instrument with tightened strings.

Ry Cooder became one of MacLear's close friends, guide and mentor "He was one of the most influential people I ever met," MacLear says. "I learned so much from him. Tom MacLear has followed in Ry Cooder's footsteps, becoming one of the top Bottleneck guitarists in the business today. 'Never will touch Ry's level, but I'm proud to be part of a group of players who carry on his legacy.

MacLear proceeded to have one of those prolific, quiet careers that many true musicians have - not the guys on the marquee - but the ones who write the songs, play whatever lick needs to be played. He has written and or played for Rod Stewart, Annie Lennox, Concrete Blonde, among others.

He has written screenplays, recently published the critically acclaimed book of poetry 'Inside A String' (published by Water Forest Press) and has produced art for such television shows as "Californication" and "Caveman."

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1 comment:

Ben said...

Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!