Willy Vlautin is a singer/songwriter who fronts the alternative country band Richmond Fontaine
. He is also an acclaimed novelist having written two well-received books, The Motel Life and Northline, both of which are set to be turned into movies. However, the tracks on this page are mostly from a spoken word CD released in late 2008 called A Jockey's Christmas, about a alcoholic gambler trying to find a little luck when he returns home for the holidays. The CD also includes two bonus songs about horseracing.