Here Goes Nothing
By Eamon McGrath
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Named a Fall 2020 Best Indie Read by the Globe and Mail
From Eamon McGrath, award-winning musician and author of the widely acclaimed Berlin-Warszawa Express, comes a smart and gritty novel that explores the lives of touring musicians
In this audiobook edition, Eamon McGrath reads the novel set to an original musical score he composed for the book
Here Goes Nothing, Eamon McGrath's brave second offering and follow-up to 2017's widely acclaimed Berlin-Warszawa Express, once again explores the world of touring musicians — but this time McGrath expands his scope and perspective from the inner dialogue of a traveling songwriter into the wider range of a multi-member touring band.
Told in two interwoven narratives that blur the lines between past and present, Here Goes Nothing explores the complex relationships that are both created and destroyed by the perpetual-motion engine that is the touring van.
From confessional tales of saving friends and oneself from drowning in polluted lakes in Michigan to legendary liver-wrecking nights of excess and debauchery in Lisbon, McGrath comments on the corrupt and selfish music industry and the toll it takes on musicians as they blindly chase success. Here Goes Nothing is a gutsy story of how life on the road can bring a band together — or tear them wildly apart.
In the ECW-produced adaptation of Here Goes Nothing, McGrath reads his novel overtop of a musical score composed by the author, interweaving his career as both a novelist and a road-hardened touring musician. The result is an audiobook experience unlike any other.