Americana Highways brings you this premiere of Maple Run Band’s song “Keep On Truckin'” from their forthcoming self-titled album. The album was recorded at The Carriage Barn inSterling, VT; mixed By Joe Egan at Egan Media Productions in Colchester, VT; and mastered by Emily Lazar at The Lodge, NYC, assisted by Chris Allgood. It was produced by Trevor Crist. “Keep On Trucking'” is Trevor Crist on vocals, drums and guitars; Nicole Valcour on vocals; Bill Mullins on guitar; John Spencer on bass. The album also includes David Kamm on lap steel; Nelson Caldwell on cello.
Maple Run Band has just added some serious inventory to the collection of country music following the gritty 60’s style. Take a listen and see for yourself.
This song came together quickly, but was born out of years of listening to truck driving songs from the likes of Del Reeves, Dave Dudley and Red Sovine. The title is borrowed from the famous R. Crumb cartoon, but the song is pure country shuffle, made to help you get it down the road – both literally and figuratively. Bill Mullins is the best guitarist this side of James Burton as far as we’re concerned, and he shows his chops on this one.The song is a reminder in these trying times to take it one day at a time, one step at a time, and just keep on keepin’ on. “There’s a long long way to go, but you’ll make it there ya know if you keep on truckin’, truckin’ down the road.” — Trevor Crist