Take a run in this week’s Overdrive Radio podcast through Bill Weaver’s new all-truckin’ “Burnin’ the Old School Down” record, via podcast players above and below.
My colleague “Long Haul Paul” Marhoefer wrote a bit about one track and a little more from the record a few weeks back, and here Weaver elaborates on the genesis of many of the record’s songs, its central themes splitting the difference between love of the work of trucking and the angst over the layers of difficulty thrown into the mix via regulatory schemes over the last decade and more. Take a listen:
I caught up with Weaver in Dallas, where we talked outside the convention center for the podcast. The record was laid down and produced in part with members of a band called the Stone Creek Four out of Kingsport, Tennessee. Weaver performed three nights running with the Four at the truck-parking community at GATS.
With any luck, Weaver says, he’ll have new material — perhaps even a new full-length album — recorded and produced in time for the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Stay tuned.