Cal Sharp author and steel guitar player

"Chevy Summer" is now available in print at Amazon.


I play steel guitar and I write mystery books. If you're looking for steel guitar stuff and my gig schedule it's at Steel Guitar Madness.

I've been a musician all my life. I played guitar in rock bands in high school and college and then took up pedal steel guitar and moved to Nashville and worked with a number of Grand Ol' Opry acts for over 20 years.

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I've always been a writer, too. I've written articles for two Nashville newspapers, The Tennessean and The Banner, and for Country Music Magazine, Guitar Player Magazine, Music City News and a few other publications. I've had two short stories in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine and I do a blog at Steel Guitar Insanity. Now, in the era of ebooks, I have two murder mysteries published. Here's my author profile at my publisher, Smashwords, and my page at Amazon's Author Central. Some of my music articles are at Ezine Articles.

I've written three ebooks:

Chevy Summer an ebook set in 1963

Steel Guitar Insanity

A compliation of the blog of the same name.

I've been a Nashville steel guitar player for 30-some years. I’ve toured with Stonewall Jackson, Little Jimmy Dickens, Red Sovine, George Fox, Faron Young and a few others. I’ve also backed up dozens of other artists on package shows and as a sub, most notably Ray Price and Ernest Tubb. This book is a collection of observations, pictures and stories from those years.

Available at Smashwords and Amazon.

Chevy Summer an ebook set in 1963

Chevy Summer

It's 1963, before the Beatles and the Kennedy assassination. It's a lazy summer with nothing for the teenagers in the small town of Calhoun, just outside Cincinnati, to worry about except rock'n'roll, drag racing, and dancing. But then the murders begin. More...

Available at Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, the Sony Reader Store, the Diesel eBook Store and the Apple iBookstore. Chevy Summer (The Mystery of the '55 Chevy) - Cal Sharp

Now available in print at Amazon.

The Beast From the Back of the Bus

The Beast From the Back of the Bus

Imagine you are an aging over-the-hill country music star on tour in Texas with a murderous ex-con White Supremist on your trail, armed and ready to kill you for past transgressions.

That’s the premise of "The Beast From the Back of the Bus". It’s a mystery/suspense story set in the country music world, but it’s not the typical Nashville tale of fans and babes and pampered stars partying and winning awards. It’s a gritty, existential story of murder, avarice and retribution, and an inside look at the long bus rides, the bars, fans, hotels and backstage antics that are part of a Nashville road musician's lfe. More...

Available at Smashwords, the Diesel eBook Store, Barnes & Noble, Amazon and the Apple iBookstore. The Beast From the Back of the Bus - Cal Sharp

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