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LISTEN: Travis Oliver, “Laptop for a Flattop”

Feb 8, 2023

LISTEN: Travis Oliver,

Artist: Travis Oliver
Hometown: Fernandina Beach, FL (originally); San Diego, CA (current home)
Song: “Laptop for a Flattop”
Album: Ol’ Dad
Release Date: February 3, 2023

In Their Words: “I wrote this song at my day job in a meeting that could have been an email surrounded by some of the most sophisticated people I have ever worked with. I wondered about what else I could be doing with this valuable time and was immediately drawn to the joy of playing fiddle tunes on my guitar. I would much rather put down my laptop, grab my flattop, and bang out some ‘Sally Goodin’ licks for a while. The rather long meeting continued which allowed the song to become an engineer reflecting on the grind of work and the technological solutions the engineering community has helped deliver to the world. These days many of these solutions run through all of our lives lingering just beneath the surface while enabling so much. And while being part of ongoing technological advancements is great, so is maintaining a healthy work/life balance and doing what you love. And for me, well I love picking and grinning bluegrass and playing ‘Sally Goodin.'” — Travis Oliver

Photo Credit: In The Barrel Photo

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