Back Home

Xlibris Corporation
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Back Home is the story of a group of musicians/songwriters who formed a band in the early 70s in S.LC., Utah. They backed Freddy Fender in concert in 1976 and then toured Canada on their own for (8) months, finally landing in the San Francisco Bay Area. This book is a depiction of their exploits. They had (1) album in 1984 under the name of Touch of Texas : Live.
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Steve obtained an attorney when he got back to Utah and pursued a claim against the Army for false imprisonment and false arrest. A final review of this action by a former Supreme Court justice for the State of Utah revealed that the government has sovereign immunity in these types of cases. Had Steve resisted the haircut at Fort Carson and been beaten with the billy clubs, he would have had a case. Steve went to work for the government, in lieu of joining the Weathermen, in order to try to change the system from within. He continued to play music, helping to form a group in Utah called Back Home. Back Home eventually toured all over the western U.S., Alberta, British Columbia, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Alaska, finally coming to rest in the San Francisco Bay area. Steve lived in the Silicon Valley for twenty years, where he worked for the government for twenty years. He followed his grand kids to Las Vegas, Nevada in 2000. He has written two books, “Cannon Fodder” and “Back Home”. Steve continues working as a Construction Inspector for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service at four Refuges within 100 miles of Las Vegas and plays music when he can.

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Publisher
Xlibris Corporation
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Published on
Jul 6, 2011
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Pages
224
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ISBN
9781462874743
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Composers & Musicians
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