Downtown Exit Releases Soundtrack for Band Member Glenn Dixon’s “Bootleg Stardust” Book

Fri Sep 03, 2021

From the page to the stage, fantasy has become reality for Canadian roots-rock band Downtown Exit, and this, their intimate, acoustic cover of Neil Young’s “After the Goldrush”.

Watch and listen to “After the Goldrush” on YouTube here:

Until now, Downtown Exit has solely existed as the fictional 1970s-era band, Levi Jaxon and The Downtown Exit; it’s the moniker #1 best-selling author Glenn Dixon created for his new book, Bootleg Stardust.

Also a musician and songwriter, Dixon and his real-life band of top notch, Calgary-based musicians and songwriters, usually known as the Barrel Dogs, wrote and recorded seven songs as a soundtrack for the book — including this era-faithful cover of Young’s classic, and its timeless message.

#1 Best Selling Canadian Author, Filmmaker & Musician Glenn Dixon - Bootleg Stardust

Fri Jun 04 2021
Glenn Dixon

#1 best selling author Glenn Dixon takes on the whirlwind life of a rock star in his fourth and latest book, Bootleg Stardust — available now via Simon & Schuster!

It’s 1974 and Levi Jaxon is about to become very famous. He’s a young guitarist from nowhere, and he’s been dutifully sending out demo tapes to record companies when, miracle of miracles, he gets a call to audition for an already famous band called Downtown Exit. They’re recording their second album at Abbey Road Studios and are about to embark on a European tour.

Nothing is as it seems, though, and when things start to go wrong, Levi has to escape before he loses everything; the love of his life, the rights to his songs, and about a hundred thousand dollars worth of Greek Drachma. 

And although the band (and Levi) are entirely fictional, the songs are very much real; the Vancouver-born, Calgary-based author, Glenn Dixon, put together a top notch band to write and record all the songs in the book.