With a full North American tour just around the corner, Toronto-based group Rock Plaza Central‘s front man and literary award winner Chris Eaton has found a way to stay creative while spending time in the van. 

Band Tweets "Stories" From the Road

Eaton is teaming up with arts and culture zine Steel Bananas to write one story per day of no more than 140 characters, so that he may publish them for public participation on his band’s Twitter account from the road.  The tweeted micro-fiction project will be published in Steel Bananas‘ upcoming anthology, GULCH: An Assemblage of Poetry and Prose, to be released with Tightrope Books this fall.  Eaton’s first story went online this weekend on the 4th of July.

Like its predecessor, Are We Not Horses?, media across the US are praising, At The Moment Of Our Most Needing, Or If Only They Could Turn Around, They Would Know They Weren’t Alone, released on Paper Bag Records.  Early champions of the band, Pitchfork, just posted a stellar 8.0 review of the band’s new album (link below), and gives a little insight as to why one might want to keep up with Eaton and the gang, "…Chris Eaton is more storyteller than singer. He’s published two novels, including a "cover" of Thomas Hardy’s A Pair of Blues Eyes...even singing, he remains a narrator…As a songwriter, he creates full mythologies…and as a singer, he gives his fantastical characters voice, but it’s his band that makes those worlds seem real and relatable. On Horses, they gave his valedictories and conspiracies a soft, elegiac edge, and on their fourth and equally majestic album, they find new ways to illustrate his tales." 

Originally posted 2009-07-06 15:09:45.