Folk rock duet Chucky Trading Co features CS Taber and Everett Young, two very gifted musicians whose individual styles and experiences are an excellent match.
In 2021, they launched their first album, which had fifteen songs that explored universal human experiences like love and loss.
Chucky Trading Co. stands out because of its ability to create emotionally resonant compositions, catchy tunes, and fascinating images. From the first strum of “Grace” to the tambourine jangle of “Tumbleweeds,” the duo’s music sticks in your head.
CS Taber adds a fresh point of view to Chucky Trading Co.’s music by pulling from a wide variety of sources. The combination of his Appalachian roots and his absorption in the rhythms of Central and West Africa gives his music a distinctive, multi-layered sound.
Meanwhile, modern composer Everett Young of Tallahassee, Florida, adds his own distinctive flavour to the duo’s overall sound. He composes music that flawlessly encapsulates the spirit of each particular scene or moment in a film, thanks to his acute ear for the proper moods and emotions.
Their newest track, “Tumbleweeds,” is a heartfelt lament about the decline of the cowboy culture in the United States. This song exemplifies the duo’s skill at creating an emotional connection with their audience by addressing issues that people from all walks of life can relate to.
Chucky Trading Co discussed their music and the creative process in further depth in an interview with MrrrDaisy. It’s obvious that this pair will be sticking around for a while, and we can’t wait to see what they come up with next.
What would you say is your greatest strength as an artist?
I think that we are very versatile. We love a number of different genres of music and are not restricted to one sound. We grew up listening to such a wide variety of music!
What is your creative process when making music?
I (CS Taber) write the songs, usually alone with one of my guitars. Sometimes songs come very quickly as if handed from the Gods, but often songs emerge over time as I noodle with the sounds and words for a month or more.
Once I have a song, I record a demo of that song and send that to Everett and Patricia and we all separately begin working on musical and vocal arrangements. We live in 3 different cities, so we only get together a couple of times a year. Mostly we work separately using technology to keep interactions strong.
How long have you been making music and what attracted you to it?
We all started making music when we were teenagers. Patricia and I are siblings, so we were making music together from the beginning. I didn’t get to know Everett until many years later when we were in school together. Creativity is eternally fascinating to me, so my own musical journey comes from the drive to discover new songs and sounds.
What is the biggest challenge you have overcome as a band/artist so far?
Distance and COVID, probably. Technology is great, but it is sometimes hard to be working remotely all the time. This also means we don’t perform live together. We each perform solo and in other projects, but not yet as Chucky Trading Co. When we are done with the new album, I think we just might change that!!
What streaming sites do you think offer the most value to a band?
Bandcamp is the only site that is artist focused, but unfortunately, it is not as popular with fans. For the mainstream music streaming sites, we focus on Spotify and Apple but are present everywhere.
How do you think social media or the internet has affected the music scene in your country?
Well, it allows artists like us to create remotely! It also has changed greatly how we connect with fans. Social media Promotion is a big part of what all artists spend their time on these days.
What are your friends and parents thoughts on your career?
They are supportive but if they don’t know us through our music, they tend not to be very informed about our career. I think that is generally true for many independent artists. Friends/family don’t understand what an independent artist is so they tend to just assume this is kind of a hobby. LOL
What does your current song mean to you?
I am currently living on the Kansas prairie, in old cowboy country, so this song came from my observations of how cowboy culture has changed with the modern era. I imagine that the transition from the old west to the new era was hard for cowboys and this song explores those thoughts.
I also tried to capture the feel of the wide-open skies, and unfenced tall grass prairies, imagining bison herds mingling with cattle and cowboys in the old west. There’s a sad romance to that for me.
What is one message you would give to your fans?
Love you, guys! We are hard at work on our next album, which will be called A Sky of Hopes! And we hope to see you in person on a future tour to support that album!