Join Howlin’ Books as we welcome musician Stephen Kellogg and writer Hunter Sharpless, author of the forthcoming book Song of the Fool: On the Road with Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, a memoir that chronicles his time touring America in 2009. Stephen will perform a few songs and Hunter will do a reading from his book.
Hunter Sharpless is an essayist from the state of Texas. His recent essays on travel, religion, and sports have appeared in Ethika Politika, Hobart, and Good Letters. A graduate of the University of Iowa with a BA in English-Literature, he is now in the process of earning his MFA in nonfiction writing at the University of Minnesota. Hunter is hard at work on what will eventually be his second book, Sodom and Madonna, a collection of linked essays conflating travel literature and historical preoccupation, spiritual growth and crippling doubt.
Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers is an American rock band formed in Western Massachusetts in 2003. They have recorded albums for Universal Records, Everfine Records (a subsidiary of Atlantic Records) and Vanguard Records. Their album Glassjaw Boxer, recorded for Everfine Records, was named one of the top five albums of 2007 by USA Today critic Brian Mansfield.
Stephen’s current tour is called the “Every Night’s a Little Different Tour” and is in support of Stephen Kellogg LIVE—the release of 20 live shows recorded over the past two years.