Cover

Click Photo To Order The Paperback Book

Towboat Joe

Click Photo To Order The Audio Book

TOWBOAT JOE

Available In Paperback And Now In Audio On CD

The mystique of the river life has often been romanticized but rarely scrutinized. The brotherhood of mariners who live and work the waterways of the Heartland is made up of a rare breed that usually keeps to itself. Towboat Joe has broken the golden rule of “what happens on the boat, stays on the boat,” by inviting us to set sail on an unprecedented voyage.

Click Here To order Your Autographed, Paperback Copy Of ‘Towboat Joe’ For $16.00 Now!

THE LIMITED EDITION AUDIO BOOK OF ‘TOWBOAT JOE’ IS NOW AVAILABLE

Read By The Narrator Of The History Channel’s Series, Mississippi Men, Towboat Joe Himself, Captain Joe Kent

Captain Joe Kent shares his stories and songs, On 7 CDs, about hardened river men made of steel with hearts of gold who have too much time on their hands, and not enough fear in their hearts. As each story unfolds, it proves they never know what might be waiting around the next bend to rock the boat. It’s not always blue skies and fair tides, but a “calm sea never a skilled sailor made.” Some stories are exciting, some are hilarious and all are entertaining. Also Included In The 7 Full Hours Of Audio Are 15 Fully Produced, Original Captain Joe Kent Songs. One of which, ‘River Man’ is the theme song for ‘Mississippi Men’ on the History Channel. Whether pushing barges or pushing his pen, Towboat Joe will flood your heart like high tide on a full moon as he spins his adventurous yarns. Grab a tall drink and a comfortable chair, and set sail with Towboat Joe. All Aboard!!

Click Here To Order Your Limited Edition Audio Copy Of ‘Towboat Joe’ On Cd Now For $21.00!

Sample The Limited Edition Audio Version Of Towboat Joe Below:

1. Towboat Joe Intro
2. Towboat Joe Sample
3. Peter Pan The Towboat Man (Full Story)
4. River Man (Theme From History’s Mississippi Men)

Captain Joe Kent is a Merchant Mariner Master of a 90′ towboat named the M/V Ron Hull. When he is on land he makes his home in Louisiana with his wife Denise and four dogs, Bugsy Joe, Cammie Jo, Tori Jo and Mia. Captain Joe is a prolific songwriter and story teller with hundreds of copyrighted works. He is the published author of two books, Towboat Joe and Financial Fitness.

Captain Joe is the narrator for the History channel’s series about life on the Mississippi River entitled ‘Mississippi Men’. He also wrote, performed and produced the theme song, ‘River Man’ for the show which is included in the audio book, Towboat Joe. In the meantime you can find him underway and makin’ waves through the rivers and bayous of the Heartland from Panama City, Florida to Brownsville, Texas and from Venice, Louisiana to St. Paul, Minnesota. He will always have a recently penned song to play you and a current story to tell you. Capt. Joe-3

What others are saying:

He’s a real-life towboat captain in Louisiana as well as a master storyteller and emerging country singer and songwriter, and Captain Joe Kent’s autobiographical debut Towboat Joe is fascinating, funny, at times scary, and always irresistible. “The river is my life,” Kent writes, and that life is unforgettably captured in these pages. The captain’s current boat, the M/V Ron Hull, is 90 feet long and 47 feet high. Towboats, he explains, push and don’t pull other boats, and only operate in canals and rivers. Ron Hull thought so much of Capt. Joe’s work that he invited him to christen the craft, a rare honor. Towboat Joe introduces us to an unforgettable cast of characters, such as a river know-it-all nicknamed Towboat Jesus, a dubious pilot known as Patch the Pirate, a one-armed barber, and Joe’s remarkable wife Denise. “I ain’t your damn deckhand,” she reminds him, and his adventures trying to buy Denise a surprise gift from Victoria’s Secret provide one of the book’s treasures. We are also treated to photographs of Capt. Joe’s beloved boat, river, and ports of call, along with poems and country song lyrics his life and absolutely unique experiences have inspired. Towboat Joe concludes with real-world words of wisdom from his decades of command, including “look in the mirror before pointing a finger,” “build a crew that replaces itself,” and “keep an even keel.” So climb aboard for a one-of-a-kind literary voyage, and enjoy every page of Captain Joe Kent’s Towboat Joe.
– Phil Sweetland
Radio contributor, The New York Times
Publisher and editor, Country Insider, Nashville

Country fans have already known Captain Joe Kent as a fine traditional country singer and sonwriter, but the beginning of 2015 finds him adding even more areas of media to his bag of creative tricks: his first book, the autobiographical Towboat Joe, by Deadly Writes Publishing. The book is a rare glimpse inside the largely secret world of towboats and life on the river in the 21st century. It’s fascinating, funny, always irresistible, and at times downright frightening. As Captain Kent writes of the Mississippi, “the river is my life,” and he captures that unique life unforgettably in its pages.
-Nashville Music Guide
Knowing nothing of tug boats or towboats, my only inclination of matters of the water was a short course in sailing, and Christopher Cross’s mesmerizing tune of the same name. But Captain Joe’s book is the perfect combination of story and music to glimpse into the incredible life of musician and towboat man. Captain Joe’s tales, music, and poems are best appreciated as his own true ongoing installments in the tale of his true adventures-maybe a soon to be released serial on YouTube? Captain Joe writes strong narratives that are drawn from an endless supply of anecdotes that typically involve water, women, whiskey, and the absurdities of life. This book is a marvel, unleashing the talent of a towboat philosopher and a man dedicated to his craft. Absolutely loved it!
-Cher Valentino Editor, Our USA Magazine

Battle With The Bottle

Joe Kent writes like I think!
-Jimmy Miles, Southern Pride Band

(Joe Kent) The Waylon Jennings of Boat Trash!!
-Captain Billy Smith, Towboat Extraordinaire

You’ve heard these stories and never thought they could be true. Now you can see them in a book. If it’s in a book it has to be true.
-Captain Bernie Pena, Towboat Extraordinaire and Jeopardy Champion

So click the order button below and get the LIMITED EDITION audio book,’Towboat Joe’ today. Earn your salt, keep it in the ditch, and we will see you on the one whistle!





Cover

Click Photo To Order The Paperback Book

Towboat Joe

Click Photo To Order The Audio Book

ALSO INCLUDED IN THE AUDIO VERSION OF

TOWBOAT JOE

15 FULLY PRODUCED ORIGINAL SONGS

‘River Man’ Is The Theme Song For History’s ‘Mississippi Men’. Written, Performed And Produced By Captain Joe, It Is One Of The Great Songs You Will Get FREE When You Order The Audio Book, ‘Towboat Joe’!

GET $20 WORTH OF SONGS AND MUSIC FREE ALONG WITH ALL THE STORIES OF ‘TOWBOAT JOE!’

Click Here To Order Your Limited Edition Audio Copy Of ‘Towboat Joe’ On Cd Now For $21.00!

You have heard the tales, you have seen him on TV. Now you can own 7 hours of audio on 7 CDs of songs and short stories that were written by the Mississippi River Man himself, including the title track for his book,’Towboat Joe’. How many authors do you know that have a theme song for a book they have written?

Sample All 15 Songs From The Limited Edition Audio Version Of Towboat Joe Below:

1. M-V Ron Hull (Performed by Towboat Joe)
2. River Man (Performed by Towboat Joe and The Muddy River Band)
3. My New Orleans (Performed by Terry B.)
4. Life With A Grain Of Salt (Performed by The Muddy River Band)
5. Pass Your Way Again (Performed by The Muddy River Band)
6. The Party’s On (Performed by Tony Stampley)
7. Mr. Right (Performed by The Muddy River Band)
8. Whiskey Colored Glasses (Performed by The Muddy River Band)
9. The Pascagoula Lights (Performed by The Muddy River Band)
10. When The Ship Hits The Sand (Performed by The Muddy River Band)
11. Outlaws (Written and Performed by Curtis Lyn Cook and The Damn Band)
12. Son Of The Highway (Performed by Phil Coley)
13. Kiss My Rebel Ass (Performed by The Muddy River Band)
14. Even Keel (Performed by Towboat Joe and The Muddy River Band)
15. Towboat Joe (Performed by Towboat Joe and The Muddy River Band)

Click Here To Order Your Limited Edition Audio Copy Of ‘Towboat Joe’ On Cd Now For $21.00!

Set Sail With Captain Joe Kent On Real Life Adventures Down The Mississippi River As He Tells His Stories And Sings His Songs. Often times he and his crew find themselves up a creek without a paddle and when the ship is about to hit the sand, it takes a little luck and a good sense of humor to turn the tides back in their favor.

Sometimes you just have to rock the boat and make some waves…but you had better keep your anchor light dry!
Earn your salt and order today! ALL ABOARD!!

He’s a real-life towboat captain in Louisiana as well as a master storyteller and emerging country singer and songwriter, and Captain Joe Kent’s autobiographical debut Towboat Joe is fascinating, funny, at times scary, and always irresistible. “The river is my life,” Kent writes, and that life is unforgettably captured in these pages. The captain’s current boat, the M/V Ron Hull, is 90 feet long and 47 feet high. Towboats, he explains, push and don’t pull other boats, and only operate in canals and rivers. Ron Hull thought so much of Capt. Joe’s work that he invited him to christen the craft, a rare honor. Towboat Joe introduces us to an unforgettable cast of characters, such as a river know-it-all nicknamed Towboat Jesus, a dubious pilot known as Patch the Pirate, a one-armed barber, and Joe’s remarkable wife Denise. “I ain’t your damn deckhand,” she reminds him, and his adventures trying to buy Denise a surprise gift from Victoria’s Secret provide one of the book’s treasures. We are also treated to photographs of Capt. Joe’s beloved boat, river, and ports of call, along with poems and country song lyrics his life and absolutely unique experiences have inspired. Towboat Joe concludes with real-world words of wisdom from his decades of command, including “look in the mirror before pointing a finger,” “build a crew that replaces itself,” and “keep an even keel.” So climb aboard for a one-of-a-kind literary voyage, and enjoy every page of Captain Joe Kent’s Towboat Joe.

– Phil Sweetland
Radio contributor, The New York Times
Publisher and editor, Country Insider, Nashville

Country fans have already known Captain Joe Kent as a fine traditional country singer and sonwriter, but the beginning of 2015 finds him adding even more areas of media to his bag of creative tricks: his first book, the autobiographical Towboat Joe, by Deadly Writes Publishing. The book is a rare glimpse inside the largely secret world of towboats and life on the river in the 21st century. It’s fascinating, funny, always irresistible, and at times downright frightening. As Captain Kent writes of the Mississippi, “the river is my life,” and he captures that unique life unforgettably in its pages.

-Nashville Music Guide

Knowing nothing of tug boats or towboats, my only inclination of matters of the water was a short course in sailing, and Christopher Cross’s mesmerizing tune of the same name. But Captain Joe’s book is the perfect combination of story and music to glimpse into the incredible life of musician and towboat man. Captain Joe’s tales, music, and poems are best appreciated as his own true ongoing installments in the tale of his true adventures-maybe a soon to be released serial on YouTube? Captain Joe writes strong narratives that are drawn from an endless supply of anecdotes that typically involve water, women, whiskey, and the absurdities of life. This book is a marvel, unleashing the talent of a towboat philosopher and a man dedicated to his craft. Absolutely loved it!

-Cher Valentino Editor, Our USA Magazine

Joe Kent writes like I think!
-Jimmy Miles, Southern Pride Band

(Joe Kent) The Waylon Jennings of Boat Trash!!
-Captain Billy Smith, Towboat Extraordinaire

You’ve heard these stories and never thought they could be true. Now you can see them in a book. If it’s in a book it has to be true.
-Captain Bernie Pena, Towboat Extraordinaire and Jeopardy Champion

So click the order button below and order your Limited Edition copy of ‘Towboat Joe’ on CD today. Earn your salt, keep it in the ditch, and we will see you on the one whistle!





DON’T HAVE YOUR AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF THE PAPERBACK BOOK YET? CLICK HERE TO ORDER TODAY FOR ONLY $16!!