Timbers of Fennario: Stories Inspired by the Music of Grateful Dead
Joseph Williams has penned the new book Timbers of Fennario: Stories Inspired by the Music of Grateful Dead. Endorsed by Rhino Entertainment, Grateful Dead Production and Ice Nine Publishing have all signed off on the project, the book is a collection of fictional stories inspired by the Dead’s songs.
A description of the project reads:
The Grateful Dead are one of the most iconic American bands of the past century. Through thirty years of relentless touring and dozens of albums, the group earned a reputation for their unique live shows and the eclectic, improvisational nature of their music. They have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, received a Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement, played in front of the Pyramids of Giza, and were listed as one of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Recently, their performance from May 8th, 1977 was added to the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry for being culturally relevant to the history of the United States. The band has sold more than 35 million albums worldwide.
In Timbers of Fennario, author Joseph Williams adapts eighteen beloved Grateful Dead songs into short stories in a variety of genres. Fans of the band and newcomers alike will enjoy Williams’ interpretations of these songs and their connection to the mysterious land of Fennario, a place as enchanting as it is heartbreaking. Stories include Terrapin Station, Weather Report Suite, Hell in a Bucket, Dark Star, and more
The book is slated for release on May 10. Williams created a similar a similar book based around Tea Leaf Green songs in 2010. He is also currently working on a book for Blues Traveler.