Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968 [Reading THIS Friday at Right Proper Brewery!]

Sounds Like:

Nothing. It's a book. A damn GOOD book at that. 

Why You Should Care:

Born out of curiosity and fascination with one of the greatest albums of all time, Hallelujah The Hills frontman Ryan H. Walsh has crafted a modern classic of rock and roll biography in Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968. All but abandoning the usual behind-the-scenes insights we've come to expect from your standard music bio, Walsh's profile plunges the reader into a deeply weird, and awesomely psychedelic, exploration of the late-sixties Boston outside legendary singer/poet Van Morrison that ultimately seeped into the creation of his undisputed masterpiece.

Melding equal parts Hunter S. Thompson with the exacting, humanistic eye of Ken Burns, Walsh, through his at times unbelievable cast of "characters," events, and general far-outness achieves that rare feat of bringing history to Technicolor life by putting the reader in the room with the weirdos, heavies, and music legends that drift through this true story's landscape.

You can get lost in the slipstream yourself THIS FRIDAY when Walsh kicks off his book tour for Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968 right here in Washington, DC Right Proper Brewery in Brookland (920 Girard St NE, Washington, DC, 2001) from 7pm-9pm. The event is free (you can RSVP HERE) and will be Co-Hosted by David Malitz, of the Washington Post.

Whether you're a fan of Van the man, weird history, or just like great beer, this isn't an event you're going to want to miss. 

 
  Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968  by Ryan H. Walsh   Friday, March 23 - Washington D.C .  @ Right Proper Brewery  (their "Astral Weeks" brew on tap all night!)  Co-Hosted by Washington Post editor David Malitz Time: 7PM - 9PM - FREE -   RSVP  920 Girard St NE, Washington, DC, 2001

Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968 by Ryan H. Walsh

Friday, March 23 - Washington D.C.
@ Right Proper Brewery (their "Astral Weeks" brew on tap all night!)

Co-Hosted by Washington Post editor David Malitz
Time: 7PM - 9PM - FREE -  RSVP
920 Girard St NE, Washington, DC, 2001