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 seventies. As Toby reaches manhood, he discovers that life is not all fun and games like it was when he was just a teen. The book explores his triumphs, tragedies, the heartaches and high points in his life, and his test of faith, 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 Gable and Fred Litton, 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 life through the seventies.
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Cabot Barden is a singer/ songwriter/ author who has experienced many similar adventures which are described in his books. He has played with bands most of his adult life. His bands have opened for artists like Mickey Gilley, Emmylou Harris, the Georgia Satelites, Jan and Dean, Grayson Hughe, Billy Joe Royal, and many others. He has worked in recording studios in Birmingham, Al, Nashville, Tn and several other cities. He and his cowriters have had several songs on the radio at different times over the years. He is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Association International, ASCAP, BBCML, NABE, and an honorary member of the National Underwater and Marine Agency, which is owned by his friend, Clive Cussler. Cabot's first book, "It's The Bass Player" received a thumbs up endorsement from Mr. Cussler in 2011.
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