In this edition of Overdrive Radio, we’re talking music, and the Capitol Christmas Tree haul, and a recording session that happened November 23 in Nashville, as regular readers will be familiar with from my early-week pictorial tour through it with Kingsport, Tenn.-based owner-operator Taylor Barker.
Barker won this year’s edition of Overdrive’s own Trucker Talent Search, held annually at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. Part of the prize for the big win is a recording session at Jay’s Place in Nashville on Music Row, with longtime producer-engineer and session player himself Jay Vernali. “It’s Saturday night on Music Row,” as Jay set the scene — where the magic happens, as it were. A window here into Taylor Barker’s history in music and trucking, and the singer-songwriter’s plans for the recording, a little of that early magic. Take a listen:
Bonus: “Cherie’s Song” was one of the originals Barker recorded this past Saturday, and my talk with him, as you’ll hear in the podcast, reveals the close bond he and his wife, Cherie, hold today. As my colleague detailed in our feature story about Barker in the November issue of Overdrive, Cherie runs a boutique in the old downtown specializing in upcycling old furniture, refinishing, Taylor’s own woodworking, and more. Following, a bit of a before-and-after example of just how good Cherie is at what she does, with a bit of tale Barker told early on in the Saturday session that illustrates just how close the two have become in the decade they’ve been together.
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