Jamie Oppenheimer & Bobby Cameron Hit The Road With White Car

The dynamic duo put the pedal down on their fast-paced new single.

Bobby Cameron and Jamie Oppenheimer cruise down memory lane with their rockin’ single White Car — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

Inspired by the first car songwriter Oppenheimer ever drove, the track from the duo’s collaborative album Songs From Room 421 represents the freedom and escape of getting behind the wheel of his mother’s 1968 Buick Skylark convertible, he says. Oppenheimer’s lyrics cover the universal theme of wanderlust, a story of allowing yourself the opportunity to drop down the convertible top and head out to where the road takes you. Cameron’s delivery is pure honky-tonk roadhouse; his commitment to remaining authentic to the spirit of the song brings the package to life.

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

“I have been writing songs since the late ’80s, but after five years of failed efforts to interest others in my music, I finally took the hint. I never quit writing songs, I just did it for my own enjoyment, and I concentrated on my day job. Now, 30 years later, having retired and moved to Katrine, Ontario, where my wife and I built a log home on the site of the old family cottage, I have resurrected that passion.”

While Oppenheimer spent his formative years working as an industrial real estate broker, retirement has provided him the opportunity to put pen to paper and let the lyrics flow out of him. For his part, Cameron has been a mainstay in Canada’s music landscape, gaining notoriety and recognition after winning MuchMusic’s Guitar Warz competition in 1990. That gave the East Coast musician the opportunity to take the stage alongside the great Jeff Healey, and led to his eponymous first release in 1994. A heavily decorated musician, he has lent his talent to collaborations with Luke McMaster (Rihanna, Nick Lachey), Stan Meisnner (Celine Dion, Starship), Long John Baldry and many others. He won a Juno alongside co-writers Jully Black and Keith Harris (Black-Eyed Peas) for Black’s album Reunion.

Check out White Car above and get more information at Jamie Oppenheimer’s website.