Reporter and Musician Recounts A Musical Memory

Illinois Public Radio’s Dan Klefstad spoke recently with David W. Berner…the author of ‘October Song: A Memoir of Music and the Journey of Time.’ Berner is a longtime Chicago radio reporter. He’s also a musician…in 2014 he entered a songwriting competition at Rapunzel’s in Charlottesville, Virginia. The storied music venue invited him to perform on their stage with the other finalists. So Berner and his girlfriend Leslie drive from Chicago to Virginia. Thirty miles from Rapunzel’s the couple stopped in the middle of Virginia’s wine country. As Leslie studies a map of local wineries, Berner decides to string his guitar