Music, tales for the big road: Trucker-songwriters John Malayter and Long Haul Paul, and bluegrass pro Tina Adair

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Updated Jan 19, 2021
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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:

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:

Malayter (right) in studio with percussionist Tony Graci (left) and engineer/producer Jay Vernali, who played keys/bass for the session.Malayter (right) in studio with percussionist Tony Graci (left) and engineer/producer Jay Vernali, who played keys/bass for the session. Malayter also recorded his “I’ve only known you for 18 years,” detailed in the story at this link with a video, but didn’t have time to finish the vocal track at the Nashville session.Malayter also recorded his “I’ve only known you for 18 years,” detailed in the story at this link with a video, but didn’t have time to finish the vocal track at the Nashville session. Malayter’s planning an EP record release and potentially further recording with East Tennessee studio musicians in the near future. Stay tuned.Malayter’s planning an EP record release and potentially further recording with East Tennessee studio musicians in the near future. Stay tuned.
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