Some of the best history can be found within the lyrics of a song. Take, for instance, the unique history of Truckee, California. Singer, songwriter Richard Blair conjures up images of the Sierra Nevada town’s past in his album “From the Streets of Truckee.”
From the “Jibboom Street Barber Shop” to “Old Highway 40,” Blair’s music brings to life the town of Truckee in the late 1800s. Blair has taken his storytelling to the stage with live reenactments that include actors in period attire acting out the tales from his album. Blair spoke about the show on Insight last November between sold out shows at the Cottonwood Restaurant. We’re re-airing that story today.