BLUES TRAVELER is a Grammy Award winning rock band from Princeton, New Jersey. By combining bits of blues, rock, pop, funk, and jazz, BLUES TRAVELER has managed a rare balance as both a live juggernaut with a harmonica virtuoso and a studio wizard producing classic albums such as Four and Suzie Cracks the Whip. Since its formation in 1987, the band has sold over 10 million albums, performed more than 2,000 live shows, held the Billboard record for longest-charting single, appeared in several feature films, and founded the legendary music festival H.O.R.D.E.
In JUSTIFY THE THRILL, Joseph Williams adapts fifteen BLUES TRAVELER songs into short stories across a variety of genres, from heartbreaking westerns and weird science fiction to creature horror and dark fantasy.
Joseph Williams has previously released three short story collections, Detroit Macabre (Post Mortem Press, 2011), Swinging from Stars: Stories Inspired by the Music of Tea Leaf Green (Post Mortem Press, 2012), and Timbers of Fennario: Stories Inspired by the Music of Grateful Dead (Post Mortem Press, 2013) along with four novels, The Hunt (Severed Press, 2012), Stasik I: Origins (Severed Press, 2013), Bunyan Undead (Severed Press, 2014), and Stasik II: Parin (Severed Press, 2014), with three additional novels due for publication in 2015. He lives in Farmington Hills, Michigan.