Jacqueline edeling

Audiences are taken on a musical road trip with “White Car” by Bobby Cameron and Jamie Oppenheimer

Performed by Bobby Cameron and written by Jamie Oppenheimer, “White Car” is an auditory road trip and you’re invited to take the ride!

The song is what Oppenheimer calls partly autobiographical; inspired by the first car he ever drove, he says this track represents the freedom and escape of getting behind the wheel of his mother’s 1968 Buick Skylark convertible.

The ignition was turned on and the brakes released; in one lap of the track, you’re transported onto the highway, the Wayfarers blocking out the sun and the music carrying you on the road.

“Generally, I gave Bobby the freedom to interpret the songs however he saw fit, and I think he did a great job,” Oppenheimer said. “As the Songs From Room 421 album evolved, we both knew that as musicians and songwriters, we were going to be as proud of the work 10 years from now as we are now.”

Oppenheimer reveals “I’ve been writing songs since the late 80s, but after five years of unsuccessful efforts to get others interested in my music, I finally got the hint. I never stopped writing songs. songs, I was just doing it for my own enjoyment and concentrating on my day job. Now, 30 years later, after retiring and moving to Katrine, Ontario where my wife and I built a log home on the site of the old family chalet, I resuscitated this passion.

While Oppenheimer spent his formative years working as an industrial real estate broker, retirement gave him the opportunity to put pen to paper and let the lyrics flow from him. Bobby Cameron was a mainstay in the Canadian music landscape, gaining notoriety and recognition after winning MuchMusic’s Guitar Warz competition in 1990. The victory gave this East Coast musician the opportunity to take the stage alongside the great Jeff Healey, and led to his self-titled debut album. released in 1994. A highly decorated musician, he lent his talent to collaborations with Luke McMaster (Rihanna, Nick Lachey), Stan Meisnner (Céline Dion, Starship), Long John Baldry and many others. He won the JUNO alongside co-writers Jully Black and Keith Harris (Black-Eyed Peas) for Black’s album Reunion.

Released in December 2021, the track reflects the power of a strong song performed by an exceptional musician and producer. The driving, acoustically rich, roots/country diddy speaks to the truth of leaving it all in the rearview mirror. Oppenheimer’s lyrics cover the universal theme of wanderlust, a story of giving yourself the opportunity to drop the convertible top and head where the road takes you. Cameron’s delivery is a honky-tonk truck stop; his commitment to staying true to the spirit of the song brings the whole thing to life.

Suddenly it’s summer. And as the wheels roll, the windows roll down, and the scenery flashes past you, you’ve found the perfect soundtrack to an unknown destination.