Trouble looms for Duggie Moon, Rapidan County's most affable aging flower child, when the love of his life, Jenny Carson, takes a job with a suave handsome artist whose assets include a villa in France.
In hopes of impressing Jenny, Duggie throws himself into a musical career, but soon discovers that playing guitar isn't as easy as it looks, and decides to try his hand at managing a rock band instead. How hard could it be?
After persuading a talented local group to take him on, Duggie learns to his dismay that the six members of Identity Crisis are one frayed nerve away from implosion, and he'll need luck just to hold the band together long enough to play at the big Halloween concert he's promoting, with borrowed funds. Lots of borrowed funds. As the concert nears, pressure mounts, storm clouds gather, and egos clash like cymbals under the October moon, even a stoned-out optimist like Duggie knows someone could get hurt. He can only hope it will be the drummer. That guy's been asking for it.