Lean on Pete
Is Richmond Fontaine frontman Willy Vlautin the greatest writer you’ve never heard of? Judging by what I’ve read of his forthcoming novel, Lean on Pete, the answer may well be yes. I’m planning a longer post about Willy and his books and music sometime soon, but in the meantime you might want to check out this lovely little video of him reading from Lean on Pete, with backing music by Richmond Fontaine. And if you like what you hear, I thoroughly recommend checking out his first two novels, The Motel Life and Northline at Amazon, Readings or Book Depository, or dropping past Richmond Fontaine’s Myspace page. Or you could just go the whole hog and and download a copy of Richmond Fontaine’s fantastic 2009 album, We Used To Think The Freeway Sounded Like a River via their Bandcamp page. I promise you won’t be disappointed.