Erika Kelly takes us backstage once again with the band Blue Fire in Take Me Home Tonight, and gives us a frank look at depression and moving on from tragedy, or in this case, the inability to move on.
Blue Fire might be on the cusp of superstardom, but things are a little rocky for the band as they go into their next recording session. They are having artistic disagreements with their new producer. Also, their longtime keyboardist Pete did not succeed in kicking his habit in rehab. The guys are hoping that they can convince studio musician Calix Bourbon to continue on as their keyboardist. Calix has been filling in for Pete since they signed him into rehab. Blue Fire has always been more interested in making music than gaining fame and Calix has proved himself a perfect fit. He has written songs with Slater and Derek and has added his own style to the band’s sound. The problem is that they can’t get Calix to commit to the band and the tour that will be coming up later that year.
To Calix the only thing more important than music is his family. Three years ago, Calix was in another band that was also on the cusp of success when his brother died in a tragic accident. It only took one moment of lapsed attention to bring their entire world crashing down.