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Colorful codriver, trucking blues, health care reform and more in this month’s Truckers News

| May 24, 2010

If you've missed the May edition of Truckers News on the racks out at the truckstops this month (I know copies in the more popular stops tend to go quickly), check it out online. Many ...

Truck driver for governor: “Singin’ Sam” Little’s Alaska campaign song

| April 20, 2010

Since I blogged about "Singin' Sam" Little's campaign launch for the governship of the northernmost U.S. state, Little (pictured, left, with his wife, Denise, and Pat Holt) has been laying the groundwork for the run, part of which ...

Volume 3 of ‘Truckers Tracks’ — and a new song for Jazzy Jordan — debuts

| March 24, 2010

When Doug Jones moved to Nashville, Tenn., from Delaware in the 1990s, he was a musician, but the guitar and harmonica player was in town at the invitation of longtime friend and former late-80s-era Allman ...

Watermelon Slim’s on-the-road ‘Escape From the Chicken Coop’

| March 08, 2010

Clarksdale, Miss., resident, longtime Oklahoman and North Carolina-reared blues musicmaker Bill "Watermelon Slim" Homans plays a mean slide guitar. And "I was an above-average harp player," he says of his early years making music, his first record of ...

Owner-operator’s record hits Roots Music charts

| February 11, 2010

I'll bet Overdrive October 2009 Trucker of the Month Howard Salmon, an independent you may likewise remember from a couple posts (here and here) late last year about his part in the Convoy for a Cure ...

More local fame for driver/songwriter Larry Morris

| January 28, 2010

The Missouri-based Daily Dunklin Democrat newspaper once again featured a driver I had the pleasure of meeting in Nashville late last year. Campbell, Mo.-based Double G Trucking hauler Larry Morris's "Cotton Fields to Nashville" song ...

25-year-old trucker makes it past ‘American Idol’ judges

| January 22, 2010

At American Idol auditions in Orlando, Fla., 25-year-old Matt Lawrence breezed past the judges with a soulful rendition of Ray LaMontagne's "Trouble." What most viewers might not have noticed was Lawrence's occupation -- he's a ...

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