Dayton, Ohio-based Airgas operator Guy Archer has come out of his big win last year in the Overdrive-Red Eye Radio Trucker Talent Search with renewed energy around his songwriting efforts.
He’s been much more than tinkering around the edges of those efforts with some recording activity this year we’ll hear him detail in this edition of the Overdrive Radio podcast, dropping in on Archer’s tour of a variety of songwriter stages at the Mid-America Trucking Show this past March.
There, Archer delighted crowds who showed out to see our own "Long Haul Paul" Marhoefer, among others, and Archer enjoyed a featured performance at the big Red Eye Radio stage in the main lobby, where he opened with, what else, his Talent Search-winning "Heavy Load" original.
The tour around MATS followed an invite to the RoadPro Brands dinner there, which spurred him to make the decision to trek to Louisville for his first time at the show in more than 20 years.
In the podcast, hear my talk with him through his recent recordings of originals "The Long Way Around" and "In the Dust," as well as his four-song effort on the Red Eye Stage at MATS. Hope you enjoy:
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