Victor Wainwright & The Train Victor Wainwright & The Train

  1. Americana |
  2. Blues

Release Date: 3/9/2018
Label: Ruf
Victor Wainwright & The Train - Victor Wainwright & The Train

It had to be a train. The name of Victor Wainwright’s new band – and the sleeve image of their debut album – is also the most fitting of metaphors. In music folklore, the train might have associations with the freight-hopping bluesmen of yore, but with this restless boogie-woogie innovator stoking the furnace, this latest project is a charging locomotive – surging forward, crashing through boundaries of genre, sweeping up fresh sounds and clattering headlong past the doubters. As the man himself hollers in the ivory-pounding title track: “If you wanna boogie get aboard this train/Get yourself a ticket or get out of the way.

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