24 Hour Cardlock - Official Site

Classic and Contemporary Trucker Favourites

Caffeine-soaked and reeking of various petroleum products, 24 Hour Cardlock burst onto the Vancouver music scene at NewMusicWest 2002. After witnessing Cardlock's show at Vancouver's Marine Club, The Georgia Straight's Mike Usinger said "...the 7-piece band's 80 proof brand of country-tinged shitkicker swing almost makes me squeal like a pig." We're pretty sure that this was a compliment, especially considering how drunk he was and how he ripped the bands he didn't like.

While literally several people have referred to 24 Hour Cardlock as a "trucker band" the title does not tell the whole story. In truth, 24 Hour Cardlock is a "really good trucker band."

June 15, 2022 - This site is being rebuilt. Seriously, this is new. There will be more soon.

The Sound

That lonesome highway sound. Kris Kristofferson gives Gram Parsons a lift in his big smokin' Mack. They drive and sing songs, watching that rubber duck dance in the dusty breeze. At dusk, they stop at a roadside bar, wash up in the john, grab a burger and drink soapy draft until the bennies and the coffee and the dust all burn off. In the background, the band starts to play...

Laying it down. Way down.