Author event to feature “Don’t Stop Believin’: The Man, the Band and the Song that Inspired Generations” book signing and photo opportunity
Journey band member and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jonathan Cain is headed to Kissimee for a book signing for his new memoir. Cain will present “Don’t Stop Believin’: The Man, the Band and the Song that Inspired Generations” on Saturday, May 5 at noon at Books-A-Million at Loop West Shopping Center, located at 2605 W Osceola Parkway in Kissimmee, Florida.
Set for release on May 1, Cain’s memoir, co-written by Travis Thrasher, shares his remarkable story as well as behind-the-scenes details on his 36-year career with one of America’s favorite rock bands. “Don’t Stop Believin’” begins with Cain’s childhood in Chicago, where his first exposure to music was listening to his grandfather play the fiddle. Readers learn of the tragic fire he survived at his grade school in which 92 classmates died, and the profound impact it had on this young boy. After the fire, Cain found comfort in music and his dream of becoming a priest was put aside in order to purse it. His perseverance brought him to Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles where he discovered a thriving late-1970’s rock scene before getting his first big break with The Babys.
Readers follow as Cain auditions for Journey, and then goes on to write/co-write some of the biggest rock songs in history, including “Don’t Stop Believin,’” which is the No. 1 digital catalog rock song in history. Cain chronicles the massive success along with some devastating failures – including Steve Perry’s decision to leave the band – and discuss the legacy Cain wants to leave through his music. The book closes with Cain sharing what his Christian faith means to him, including the powerful realization that God has always been with him throughout his journey. Cain says, “It’s impossible to fathom the incredible journey between that fiddle of my grandfather’s and the Hall of Fame. All of those years spent under God’s guiding hand. It’s a story about patience, persistence and the pursuit of something majestic. And it’s one I’m honored to be able to share.”
To attend the event, guests must purchase an Eventbrite ticket in advance by visiting jonathancain.eventbrite.com. Each ticket will include an autographed first version copy of Cain’s new book “Don’t Stop Believin’” as well as a photo opportunity.
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