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About the Author
Cabot Barden, a native of Sylacauga, AL is a musician/singer/songwriter and author who has experienced many similar adventures which are described in his some of his books. Since the age of 14, Cabot has been playing in bands, and has played with bands most of his adult life. His bands have opened for such artists as Mickey Gilley, Emmyloue Harris, The Georgia Satelites, Jan and Dean, Grayson Hughe and many others. He has worked in recording studios in Birmingham, AL, Nashville, TN and several other cities. He and with some of his co-writers have had several songs on the radio at different times over the years. He is a member of the Nashville Songwriter's Association International, ASCAP, and an honorary member of the National Underwater and Marine Agency, which is owned by his friend, best selling author, Clive Cussler.
In 2005 Cabot wrote the original score for the movie Sahara. Although the score was not used in the movie, the song The Quest got radio playtime in Italy and the US, due to the efforts of actor Matthew MacConaughey.
Cabot is also the President of the Central Alabama Writer's Guild Alliance (CAWGA).
Cabot and his wife, Libby, currently reside in Talladega, Alabama, where, when he's not occupied with running his business, "My Music Store", he continues to write music and novels
About the Books
It's The Bass Player, is a work of fiction based on actual events that happened to the author while playing in a pop band in the early 1970's.
The main character, Toby Martin, along with his two best friends, Corey Gable and Fred Litton, unfold their story of crazy mishaps, friendship, love, conflicts and just being a teen in this era of rock and pop. From vehicle problems going to and from bookings, to an act of racial conflict they were drawn into, to playing concerts with some of the biggest acts of that day, to just finding that special girl, the Three Muskyteers, as they called themselves, experience it all. Come along for a feel-good ride of fun and adventure. Watch the ad - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VCe3Le7sVU
Toby's Mixed Blessings, is a work of fiction. It is the story of Toby Martin, a young musician who plays in a pop band in the 70's. As Toby reaches manhood, he discovers that life is not all fun and games like it was when he was a teen. The book explores his triumphs, tragedies, the heartaches and high points of his life, a virtual bag of mixed blessings. Toby's faith is tested as he matures and tries to balance his music career with being a responsible young adult and family man, living in a small southern town. From the first chapter, when his band opens for one of the hottest rock bands of that era, to seeing his best friend go from a tragic loss to finally finding happiness, along with experiencing his own loss of a loved one, he and his two best friends, Corey and Fred, who refer to themselves as the Three Muskyteers, experience life at it's fullest. Come join Toby and his friends for this ride of their lives through the seventies. See the ad on YouTube:
Dynamite Runs In The Family, is a work of fiction, and once again, this action-packed, fun and heartwarming adventure is centered around Toby Martin, his family and his band “The Common Faith”. Dynamite really does run in the family, as Toby’s mom, Louise Martin, is a small feisty woman who is faced with the hardship, trials, heartaches and rewards of raising three sons, single-handedly, in the 60’s. Toby finds himself widowed at a young age, leaving him to raise two small children of his own. He struggles to juggle being a good father to his children and his ambition to make it in the music industry. Come follow Toby and his family from humble beginnings in Savannah, Georgia then to a small town in Alabama and all the way to The Grand Ole Opry, submerge yourself in the intrigue of this explosive novel of mystery and mayhem, romance and murder, tragedy and triumph, humor and heartache, faith and hope, even an encounter with the paranormal. Check out my new ad for Dynamite Runs In The Family at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEz1Z4RyhYY
Shamrocks and Skallywags, is a work of historical fiction, loosely based on the author's ancestors, and is not your everday Civil War story, The book encompasses three generations of an Irish family that become indentured servants on a plantation in South Georgia. Follow the Barton family, their friends, neighbors and foes, as they experience the aspects of life as Americans, who endure war, mayhem, murder, romance, a brush with the supernatural and much more. Immerse yourself in the adventures of the Bartons and discover how this
family, with a bit of the luck of the Irish, deal with a myriad of Skallywags, and life in general, in the mid 1800's. View the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2TBOE8AS50
Shillelaghs and Scoundrels, is another work of historical fiction and another novel based on the author's Irish immigrant ancestors. The year is 1866 deputy Andy Barton participates in the hanging of a scoundrel who aided in the death of Andy’s father and a couple of other men. He faces other hardships in this post Civil War era in Irwinville, Georgia. His wife contracts malaria and dies. He faces off against a group of racist terrorists in his small town. He meets the infamous Doc Holliday, and deals with the kidnapping of his sister by some revenge seeking good old boys. Andy’s son, Ben, grows up to join the Army and fight beside Teddy Roosevelt at the battle of San Juan Hill in 1898. When he comes back from the war, he finds his wife has left him. He becomes a deputy in the new town of Fitzgerald, Georgia. Ben’s cousin Katey is kidnapped. But she is rescued by none other than a ghost. One of Ben’s fellow deputies turns up missing. Ben and the sheriff search for him. Murder, betrayal, and mayhem ensue between scoundrels in the apprehension of the villain. Ben’s cousin Katey meets Bill. Love blooms between them. When Katey, Ben and his new family attend his uncle’s funeral in Irwinville, they see the ghostly hero who saved Katey from her kidnapper. Come join the adventures of the Barton family through the turn of the century. See the YouTube ad at the below link (music score was written and performed by Cabot Barden).
I Will War No More - Selocta's Story, War and sadness, at times humorous, with a touch of romance, a book of historical fiction based on actual events in Selocta Chinnabee's life, the Creek Indian War, his friendship with General Andrew Jackson, Davy Crockette, Jim Fife, etc. Follow Chief (General) Chinnabee's story, as told by the Chief himself, from his hero days at the Battle of Talladega, to the Battle of Horseshoe Bend and other conflicts, his address in Washington, D.C. to Congress on behalf of his red brothers, the Trail of Tears, up to his last day of life.
Watch the YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soFhg6WmUJA
The Ghost Walker - The Legend of Chief Jim, a grandfather relates the story of Chief Jim Fife, legend and hero of the Creek Indian Wars, to his grandchildren. The children are mesmerized with their grandfathers tale of mysteries, adventures, ghost, Indians, battles and love.
Watch the YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SYi4A2zigU
All books are in printed form and kindle and are available through Amazon.com, can be ordered online at booksamillion.com, Barnes and Noble Bookstores website or directly from Cabot by emailing him at email@example.com. Toby's Mixed Blessings is also available in audio book. For more information on the audio book, contact the author at the email address previously given. Please, if contacting the author by email, put in the subject space, "regarding your books".
Many of Cabot's songs and videos can be heard and seen on YouTube. Here are a couple of samples, several others can be found on YouTube, just type in Cabot Barden in YouTube's search...enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMJTbSbfAhw (copywrite-Cabot Barden and Dana Barden)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-NiqlO7T0w (copywrite-Cabot Barden)