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Vlautin, Willy, A Jockey's Christmas

"Willy Vlautin, novelist and singer songwriter for the Americana band Richmond Fontaine, has produced his first spoken word CD. A Jockey's Christmas is a dark comedy about JD, a misfit, overweight, alcoholic jockey whose career has dried up. Running 33 minutes it plays like an old-time radio show with music woven into the story. A Jockey's Christmas is divided up into seven chapters and is followed by two race-themed bonus songs, each telling the story of the same race from two dramatically different perspectives."Vlautin's one of the most compelling songwriters working today, compared equally to great American novelists like Raymond Carver or John Steinbeck and musicians such as Bruce Springsteen or Tom Waits." THE SUN