Willy Vlautin joined Ray D'Arcy live in studio to chat about his life and career as both an author and a musician, and he performed his song Don't Skip Out On Me.

The fomer frontman of alt country faves Richmond Fontaine, Vlautin's previous novels include This Motel Life and Lean On Pete, both of which have been adapted for the screen. Don't Skip Out On Me, his fifth novel, comes complete with its own CD soundtrack - published by Faber And Faber, it's in bookshops now.