Music Biography: Tales of Time with The Tropics, Tom Petty's Mudcrutch, New Rascals, Gregg Allman, Cactus, many Rock 'n' Roll friends and beyond his life in music! A story of real musical roots! The life and times of Charlie Souza
'Live Your Dream' : NOT about a wonderboy, rockstar, crash & comeback
Charlie Souza was a musical Wonderkind and has been able to maintain his high standards throughout his life. This is the opinion of those who have listened to his body of work and seen him perform. There is an accompanying CD 'Live Your Dream'. However, the book 'Live Your Dream' is written in Charlie's own words. He speaks bluntly about his shocking tragedies early in life, touching on the subject, then backing off and being thankful that he didn't choose a dark existence. With his early remembrance of family singing to him, he fell deeply in love with music. It is no exaggeration or poetic notion that music DID save his life; sometimes music was his only joy. Charlie experienced early success in the music business. However, there came times when he couldn't get a break. Charlie has a sense of humor and good memory recalling funny "happenings." Of course he came in contact with the flip side of rock life: drugs and excess, but it didn't take him down. Music allowed Charlie the ticket to his dream: traveling and living in some cool places, performing live on stage, recording his creations and collaborations, and sharing it all with a lot of really great people. This book is of moderate length; there are lots of pictures for times of relaxed browsing. After reading many books about music and biographies about rockers, 'Live Your Dream' stands apart and comes highly recommended.