Life is a highway... Fifteen-year-old Ramie Redfeather leaves Cheyenne with music in his pocket and his thumb in the air. He's looking to find his father, a man he's never met. Ramie gets a ride with Chas Sweeney, a seventeen-year-old driving a borrowed Cadillac Eldorado with Maryland tags, who just happens to be passing through Cheyenne. Chas is running away from the wreckage that is his world, sixteen hundred miles away. In Denver Ramie and Chas meet Mae B. LaRoux, an enchanting young singer from Baton Rouge. LaRoux, who struggles with a learning disability, is on a mission to become a professional musician. the three runaways band together and set out on a fast-paced road trip to get to the Austin Music Festival, looking for Refeather on the way. They're on the road -- but it ain't Jack Kerouac's road trip!