East Nashville Now!
EP #14 Surface Outreach and Designs!
On today’s show I am privileged to be speaking Whit Gilbert. Whit is an East Nashville guy who owns and operates Surface Outreach and Designs, a local company that builds custom furniture, wood and metal applications and functional art for homes, restaurants, and offices. But more importantly, Surface Outreach and Designs is an outreach program for addicts and alcoholics in early recovery. Whit Gilbert works side by side with these guys through their recovery to help them learn valuable woodworking skills and other skills of the trade. This great company also assists and provides scholarships for people that need treatment but have no means to receive it.
Whit Gilbert is creating jobs and teaching trades as well as living the recovery life right alongside people who are newly sober. In this episode we also get to learn about Fort Houston, a unique makers space here in Nashville that is redefining how people live and work.
And a special thanks to our sponsor Moonshine Cowboy Boot Wax, the Original, All Natural, non-toxic boot wax with a scent of orange. The Nashville Wax Company is now offering Moonshine Biker Boot Wax – yes the same high quality boot wax now available in black.
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Y’all be good to each other out there and remember to do something nice for one of your neighbors. It will make you feel good inside!
Surface Outreach and Designs
East Nashville Now Theme Song:
Corn Pone [Instrumental Version]
Music & Lyrics by John Barrett
Copyright 2015 RJM Publishing – BMI Nashville
Guitar: Jonathan Brown
Mandolin: Ben Miller
Upright Bass: Michael Rinne
Harmonica & Snare: John Barrett
Music by John Barrett
Copyright 2015 RJM Publishing – BMI
East Nashville, Tennessee
[Recorded while floating up the Cumberland River on a raft - October 2013]