Music Entrepreneur Nabil Ayers Announces Additional Book Tour Dates For ‘My Life In the Sunshine’ Out Now via Viking Books
Books have always been a part of our lives. May it be the handheld, digital or audio, they’ve guided us in having a better grasp of the world we live in. They’re little candles to light the way, as we traverse this life at our own pace. No matter what topic your little heart desires, there’s something for you. That’s a fact, as real as that beating heart and the blood that flows through you.
Books as much as they are springs of knowledge, are also vehicles of immortality. Through them, stories or legends could live on and be passed on to younger minds. Much like music entrepreneur Nabil Ayers’ memoir entitled “My Life In The Sunshine”. Released via Viking Books last July 7th in major book sellers and platforms, it’s been critically acclaimed. Receiving major praise from CBS Saturday Morning, Oprah (named as #1 Father’s Day Recommendation), The Washington Post, Good Morning America, Rolling Stone, SPIN, and KEXP. Albeit the media and pundits showering it with kudos, it’s the emotional response from the ordinary man that steals the show. Which goes to show that Nabil’s story is universal, because for one we have fathers and music encoded in our identity.
A personal account of finding oneself and searching for true connection through music, Nabil Ayers shows us that family, will always be where the hearts is. Whether you see them everyday, or occasionally they are a part of you. They’re who you run to, and in his case the same people who completed him. In their presence and embrace, he finally found his missing pieces. The pain felt for years, though still there slowly subsided with every interaction. As cheesy as this sounds, love won and to top that music served as a beautiful backdrop to it all.
A natural born storyteller, Nabil has been on the road since March speaking in places such as Austin, and Europe. This upcoming week, he will again go on tour, this time conversing with luminaires including Tune-Yards’ Merrill Garbus, Afropunk Festival Founder James Spooner, Black Music Month Founder Dyana Williams, Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s Ben Jaffe, The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle and WNYC’s Rebecca Carroll.
Take note of these dates:
Aug. 14: Oakland, Calif. (Bandcamp Oakland, with Tune-Yards’ Merrill Garbus)
Aug. 18: Los Angeles (Artform Studio, with James Spooner)
Aug. 19: San Diego (Vinyl Junkies, with James Spooner
Sept. 15: Philadelphia (Harriet’s, with Dyana Williams)
Sept. 22: Lawrence, Ks. (Lawrence Public Library)
Sept. 24: Champaign, Ill. (Pygmalion Festival)
Sept. 28: New Orleans (Ace Hotel, with Ben Jaffe)
Oct. 12: Tacoma, Wash. (University of Puget Sound)
Oct. 13: Portland, Ore. (Live Wire Radio broadcast)
Oct. 14: Portland, Ore. (Powell’s Books)
Oct. 25: Chapel Hill, N.C. (Flyleaf Books, with John Darnielle)
Nov. 9: Brooklyn, N.Y. (Center for Brooklyn History Othmer Library, with Rebecca Carroll)
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Keep on growing and learning folks!