May 17 @ 7 PM
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville
123 West Jefferson Avenue, Naperville, IL
Join Anderson’s Bookshop for an in-person event and signing line with Better Than Ezra Band Member Kevin Griffin, to celebrate the release of his novel The Greatest Song: Spark Creativity, Ignite Your Career and Transform Your Life, on Wednesday, May 17th at 7pm CT in our Naperville Store. Kevin will give a presentation followed by an audience Q&A. After, he will have a signing line and take photos with attendees, if they wish!
This event will be held in our Naperville store location (123 West Jefferson Ave), and pre-registration is required as space is limited.
More About The Greatest Song: Spark Creativity, Ignite Your Career and Transform Your Life
Jake Stark. Hit Songwriter for Nashville music publisher, MegaMusic.
Until he's not.
When MegaMusic decides to not renew his contract over a lack of hit songs, Jake is at a loss. His creative energy is down, and. the bills are piling up.
Enter Sir Daniel Smith-Daniels, the young, enigmatic owner of the hottest music publisher in Nashville, The Row. During a compelling initial meeting, Sir Daniel introduces Jake to his unique approach to work and life, the Method. Soon, with the help of The Row's talented roster of collaborators, Jake is creating some of the best music he's written in years. And what's more, by following The Method's five distinctive practices, Jake. may finally be able to write the song he's always known has been within him, but just out of reach, The Greatest Song.
From acclaimed songwriter, Kevin Griffin The Greatest Song is a creative-nonfiction book for. every profession. Through the inspiring fictional narrative of Jake Stark, Griffin shares ideas that can be used by anyone, anywhere, to transform their career and their life.
About the Author
Kevin Griffin is an award-winning songwriter that has landed multiple number ones, including Howie Day’s “Collide” and Sugarland’s “Stuck Like Glue,” which became the 11th most downloaded country music song of all time. His rock band Better Than Ezra has occupied spots on Billboard’s “100 Greatest Alternative Songs of All Time” and “100 Greatest Alternative Artists of All Time.” The band’s legacy encompasses: the double-platinum classic Deluxe (1995) and its instantly recognizable, number one smash single“Good,” the gold-selling Friction, Baby (1997) with “Desperately Wanting,” Closer (2001) with “Lifetime” and “Extra Ordinary,” and the epic album Before the Robots (2005). Their song “Breathless” was notably performed and recorded by Taylor Swift.
Griffin is also a cofounder and partner in Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival located in Franklin, Tennessee. Now in its ninth year, the festival has attracted top headlining talent such as Justin Timberlake and the Foo Fighters. Griffin’s musical prowess spans from artistry to leadership, singing it forward as a writer-in-residence at NYU's Clive Davis School of Music. Griffin also lectures internationally on creativity to companies such as Google, Spotify, YPO/WPO and Salesforce.