All are invited to Copperfish Books on Nov. 29, at 6 p.m. to experience musician and author Robert Hunter as he visits Florida on his nationwide Book & Music Tour. The intimate concert will be followed by a book signing for his novel "Relapse: A Love Story," along with a meet and greet.
Robert is a Nashville recording artist who first gained notoriety and critical acclaim following the release of his debut EPs, "Outta My Mind and Afterglow." Robert is known best for his unabashed contempt for the conventional – in any medium – and his unique brand of lyrical alt-country-rock.
Robert's nationwide 2018 Relapse & Revival tour is the first of its kind, a mixture of the literary and lyrical promoting both a new record and a new novel. He lives with his wife, Becky, a former raft guide, whose recent battle with cancer was the inspiration for the tour and the publication of "Relapse: A Love Story."
The inspiration for the tour was Robert's young wife Becky who was diagnosed in 2016 with an aggressive form of cancer. At that time the outlook was bleak. And yet, Becky insisted that he publish the novel, and produce the record she so adored. Having the possibility to travel, and see the country, on tour, was also her idea. It served as motivation for her, and for Robert, throughout Becky’s yearlong treatment; through countless chemotherapy sessions and surgeries. Becky is, thankfully, in remission.
The Relapse + Revival Tour is being supported by Chemo Cozy and For Pete Sake Organizations which will be providing comfort items for cancer patients that Robert and Becky meet along the way. Additionally, he will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from his new single "Don't Want to Lose You," inspired by his wife Becky, to the American Cancer Society. Several of Robert's events will be benefits and/or fundraisers for local hospice groups, community cancer centers and people who have been affected by cancer.
Tickets are $12. Organizations that support cancer patients are important to Hunter, so a portion of the proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.
To purchase tickets, visit www.copperfishbooks.com, call Copperfish Books at 941-205-2560, or come in to the store, located at Copperfish Books, 103 W. Marion Ave. Tickets will also be available at the door while they last. Advanced purchase is strongly advised.