In this week’s edition of the Overdrive Radio podcast, a little music and storytelling to take you through the weekend and into next, whether you’re still off for Thanksgiving or on the road:
- A tour through the Nashville session at Jay Vernali’s Jay’s Place studio on Music Row with our 2020 Trucker Talent Search winner, John Malayter. Results of that session are available in the playlist above and selected in the podcast, as Malayter tells the stories behind four tracks any fan of folk-blues and bluegrass is likely to enjoy. The Jordan Carriers hauler, who lives in Rogersville, Tennessee, picked up the guitar at a young age and learned to finger- and flat-pick, bluegrass-style, mostly self-taught. He’s made music an integral part of his life for decades.
Also in the podcast:
- Bluegrass pro Tina Adair talks through the June session that delivered the first single from a forthcoming, as yet untitled record. She also shares her performing and songwriting history, in part with the Grammy-nominated and otherwise award-winning all-female bluegrass group Sister Sadie. Adair’s music video for that single, a cover of trucking-song classic “Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses,” premiered here on Overdrive Tuesday.
- “Long Haul Paul” Marhoefer’s “When a pandemic becomes personal,” another intimate look at life between the road and home in this tragic year, read by the author.
Take a listen here or catch it in your favorite podcast player (search “Overdrive Online” and/or “Overdrive Radio” to find the podcast and subscribe therein):
A few pictures from Malayter’s Oct. 11, 2020, session follow: