INDIO, CA - APRIL 28: Musicians Don Barnes (C) and Danny Chauncey (R) of 38 Special perform on the Palomino Stage during day 1 of 2017 Stagecoach California's Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 28, 2017 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Stagecoach)

This conversation was scheduled to happen before 38 Special‘s loss this week, the passing of original bassist, Larry Junstrom (October 6, 2019). So, though it’s sad, I was grateful to be able to personally share our condolences with Don Barnes about their recent loss.

Don also talked about the long, strange trip of his solo album, Ride the Storm and what you can expect at the 38 Special show Thursday night.

Don‘s very down to earth and so appreciative of the 38 Special fans.

And how lucky are we to be able to see them this Thursday at the Topsfield Fair?!

The show is free with the price of admission!

Listen here for our conversation:

And seriously, shame on the record company for making us wait so loooooong for Don Barnes’ solo album Ride the Storm!

Here’s the title track: