Log in to your account.
Sun Scene
  • Michael Farrell, author of "When the Lights Go Out."
Hamburg native writes fiction based on Buffalo music scene
Date: 2015-11-25
Hamburg native and Frontier graduate Michael Farrell has recently published his second novel, a work of fiction called “When the Lights Go Out.”The story is set in the dive bar music scene of Buffalo and follows an acoustic guitarist named Johnny Nolan and his journey his life transitions — life off the stage.“Johnny Nolan is not based on anyone in particular,” Farrell explained, of his protagonist. “His performances and songwriting certainly borrows from artists like David Gray, Ryan Adams and Springsteen, but he’s not meant to be some prodigy in the making. He’s meant to be emblematic of the corner tavern musician, one who’s revered by Friday night patrons, but one who’s probably not going to play Madison Square Garden anytime soon.”The first half of “When the Lights Go Out” was written for Farrell’s graduate school thesis. he carried on with his project afterward, to develop his characters and see where his story would end. “Each [character] was sketched out beforehand with an intended...
Join's mailing list.
For Email Marketing you can trust