by Martha Sargent
JT Williams has one passion—playing guitar—and figures he's pretty damn good. Then, Smokin' Joe arrives. Master guitarist and long-ago friend of JT’s parents, Smokin' Joe introduces JT to the blues with riffs unlike any he's heard. JT strives to learn all he can about the music, and about the mother he never knew, as he struggles with his first romance, secrets and revelations, arson and bigotry.