A concept album from 1963 within a stage play within a live performance of the concept album, That Sordid Little Story mixes modern American story-telling devices with the traditions of Greek theatre to bring you the hilarious and heart-wrenching tale of a boy in search of his past. Upon hearing the first two tracks on the new, self-titled album by the band That Sordid Little Story, Jack realizes that they have written the story of his life, thus far, in song. Believing that the band must by connected in some way to the father he has never met, he leaves home and travels the American Bible Belt in hopes of finding the band, and ultimately the whereabouts of his father. As he stumbles along, his journey begins to shape the rest of the album. But is he as slave to his own fate or really its master?