Posts Tagged ‘truckers’

Music for Truckers: The 1970s

July 15, 2021

Estelle Caswell of Vox outlines trucker country music with country and folk music scholars Travis Stimeling and Nate Gibson. The video starts at a strange on-ramp, but soon gets up to cruising speed. Would have welcomed more discussion of clear channel AM radio stations and their overnight shows for long haul truckers, but a video that long might have exceeded drivers’ hourly limits.

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Merle Hazard sings of self-driving trucks.

October 25, 2018

A trucking song for the information age, written by Tom Rutledge and economist Jon Shayne, performed by Merle Hazard (“moral hazard” meets Merle Haggard, get it?). Ol’ Merle is accompanied by Trey Hensley and Rob Ickes (guitar and dobro), Alison Brown (banjo), Andrea Zonn (backing vocals), and Larry Atamanuik (drums).

Animation by Matt Emigh of NPT;  illustrations by Susan Eaddy. Music produced by Alison Brown.

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