“If music is the space between the notes, a musician’s life is found in the spaces between the shows and the strange quiet that settles after the final chord has dissolved. Peter McDade’s The Weight of Sound unearths those hidden moments with heartbreaking precision. It is a panoramic reading and listening experience that will forever deepen your understanding of what you see happening on the rock and roll stage. ”
—Jacob Slichter, author of So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star: How I Machine-Gunned a Roomful Of Record Executives and Other True Tales from a Drummer’s Life
Peter’s first published novel, The Weight of Sound covers twenty years in the life of singer-songwriter Spider Webb. Through rotating points of view, the book traces the ways Spider and his music affect the people in his life: family, fellow musicians, girlfriends, fans, roadies, and music industry lackeys.