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The Red River Surfers (musical CD + book Honky Tonk Life)


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In this novel, The Honky Tonk Life, author/songwriter RD Foster tells the story of a little band from Texas called “The Red River Surfers”.  Set in the early 1960s, it was a time when Country Music, Rock-and-Roll, Folk and Blues could be heard on the same radio station within the same hour.

The Honky Tonk Life or, “Put a Flashing Neon Light on My Tombstone” is by far award-winning author RD Foster’s best work to date; an instant classic, reminiscent of a time when music was king and all the world its subjects. A sort of coming of age story in reverse that combines all the best and all the worst of the elements of the old-school music world. Set concurrently in the 1990s, as well as in the turbulent 1960s, it features a unique twist on the never-ending quest for stardom and fame. Mysterious and alluring things begin to happen to California surfer boy, turned country-and-western musician, Brady Schmalzie. On the brink of financial ruin, bankruptcy and foreclosure, and with no possible solutions in sight, Brady receives a letter from an attorney in Fort Worth, Texas. Brady, along with his golden goddess girlfriend, Honey B Goode, travels to Texas where they find that the truth is sometimes so much stranger than fiction.

In his album, RD brings that fictional band you will get to know within the pages of this book – to life in a new CD titled “The Red River Surfers”. It’s all the songs you read about in Honky Tonk Life – Recorded at Red Dog Ranch Studio in Anna, Texas, by Trina Foster, sound engineer, ten songs written and produced by RD Foster and one song, “Surfin’ The Red” written by Mike Sanchez, reflect those days in music, but with an underlying true Texas Music feel.

“The Red River Surfers” music is available here at as well as worldwide from CD Baby, YouTube Music, Yandex, Spotify, Slacker Radio, Pandora, Napster, iHeart Radio, Deezer, Google Music, Amazon Music, iTunes and all online digital downloads and streaming outlet sources. The next album is in the works now.



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