As a boy growing up in Montana, Reg Mathews is thought to inherent the family ranch when he comes of age, but he falls in love with his piano instead. Reg’s father considers this a near tragedy, but his mother encourages him, seeing to it that he has a fine piano for practice and lessons from an accomplished teacher. As a young man majoring in music, Reg is expected to set his sights on a career as a concert pianist, but surprises everyone by dropping out and joining a rock and roll band. As a working musician, Reg adjusts to a life filled with cheap hotels, romance, heartbreak, and general mayhem. While his talent and hard work open many doors, he discovers that the constant touring makes it impossible for him to connect with anyone for very long. Will the road less traveled lead Reg back home?