The Motel Cowboy Show: Micky and the Motorcars Artist's Edition

$50.00 - $60.00
  • The Motel Cowboy Show: Micky and the Motorcars Artist's Edition
  • The Motel Cowboy Show: Micky and the Motorcars Artist's Edition
  • The Motel Cowboy Show: Micky and the Motorcars Artist's Edition
  • The Motel Cowboy Show: Micky and the Motorcars Artist's Edition

This is a pre-order, which will ship by August 3, 2023!

This is a pre-sale only edition for fans of Micky and the Motorcars. These editions will contain artist-exclusive bonus material, plus early access to the e-book version of The Motel Cowboy Show, plus the official Motel Cowboy Show sticker. A portion of the proceeds will even go directly to the artist — a paperback tip jar, if you will. Here are the full details.

The Motel Cowboy Show is not a book — it’s a journey. From the Sawtooth Mountains of central Idaho, where phone service does not always reach, to the bustle of Austin, centerpiece of the Texas Music Scene, the influence of mountain roots music is real, lasting, and chronicled by Josh Crutchmer. This highly-anticipated sequel to Red Dirt: Roots Music, Born in Oklahoma, Raised in Texas, At Home Anywhere follows the threads from mountain originals like Pinto Bennett to cowboy poets like Baxter Black and Chris LeDoux, and traces their trail down every highway and back road they chose. The rise, heyday and pending touring retirement of Reckless Kelly is covered extensively, bouyed by the humor and introspection of Willy and Cody Braun, their musical upbringing and the larger-than-life influence they forged wherever they made music. The book also puts you in the seats at the venerable Red Rocks Amphitheater for the 2022 comeback concerts by the Turnpike Troubadours, supported by Reckless Kelly and Shovels & Rope. You’ll also get the complete story of the Braun Brothers Reunion and its lasting impact on the community of Challis. The wry humor of Micky and Gary Braun shows up when they share the way Micky & The Motorcars forged their own legacy, boosted by Texas icons like Cross Canadian Ragweed. Throw in one-of-a-kind insight from Shane Smith and Wade Bowen, who contributed the intro and final word, and The Motel Cowboy Show will inform as much as it entertains. And it will leave readers casting eyes toward the stages and studios of the American West.

The book is anticipated to be 224 pages, including 20 pages of full-page, black-and-white photography of some of the best moments captured in the making of The Motel Cowboy Show.

This edition will contain 20 extra pages, never-to-be-sold in stores, featuring even more material about MMC. Highlights include:

• Behind-the-music with Micky Braun. The front man of Micky and the Motorcars will tell the stories behind his best-known songs, and the experience of writing and recording them.

• Director's cut. A collection of quotes from Micky and Gary Braun during interviews for The Motel Cowboy Show that did not fit into the original edition.

• Bonus concert reviews. We'll take you up close as Micky and the Motorcars play at Tulsa's legendary Mercury Lounge.

• 10 more pages of exclusive photos of The Motorcars taken during the writing of The Motel Cowboy Show.

Special features: Purchasers of this edition will also receive:

• Early e-book access. On or about July 15, 2023, you will receive a link to download the original e-book version of The Motel Cowboy Show, approximately four weeks before it is released to the public. It will be available for all major e-readers including Kindle and iBooks.

• Sticker. The official Motel Cowboy Show book sticker is black canvas and it is slick. Trust us, it's worth the price of this edition for the sticker alone.

Boise Hive: The Motel Cowboy Show supports Boise Hive, a nonprofit whose mission is to provide mental health and suicide prevention services to the Idaho Music community. You have the option to add a $10 donation to Boise Hive to this order, and if you do, we will throw in a one-of-a-kind sticker as a thank you.

All orders will ship via UPS Ground, USPS Priority Mail, or better.