KM Williams/Trainreck | There's a Trainreck Comin'

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There's a Trainreck Comin'

by KM Williams/Trainreck

21th Century Blues Alternative- with the ache of Delta and the attitude of punk
Genre: Blues: Dirty Blues
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1. Let's Cut Some Wood
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2. Getaway Blues
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3. There's A Trainreck Comin'
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4. When the Roll Is Called
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5. Jump On The Line
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6. Trimmed & Burning
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7. Screamin & Hollerin'
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8. Nobody But You
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9. I Need Your Love
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10. You Need A New Roosta'
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11. I'm A King , Baby
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12. Can't Be Worried No More
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13. Tell The Truth
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14. Washboard's Boogie
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15. Goin' Back To The Country
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
On the streets of today's Dallas;Trainreck Plays AUTHENTIC Blues in its most sincere and unpretentious form.This is what Blues Sounds like when it's not used to sell underwear,pickup trucks or macaroni and cheese.Real Blues,at its noblest,is elevating to the spirit, an affirmation - but it stands also as an invocation of real pathos,born of human sufferings and privations,the slings and arrows of outrageous human circumstance.

When the Blues gets this REAL,when it is no longer standard garden fare,or merely a reflection of the peer community,finding a polite home can be difficult. It is a certain musical "homelessness" which characterizes Trainreck:these guys aren't the house band at your uncle's favorite "blues bar" - these guys are the malcontents,the minstrelsy loitering outside the walls of the Bastille.They are more at home in the grassroots arena of the streets of Deep Ellum than in your daddy's sports bar.And Who are these audacious conspirators?

The Engineer of the Trainreck is KM Williams, a great American Bluesman;he offers up a greasy,overdriven gut-bucket tone under the unflinching demands of his guitar work,laying down hypnotic trudging grooves,house rockin blowouts, and back-country spirituals of yesteryear,all rendered forth with a dark signature treatment.

His accomplice is Washboard Jackson - a seasoned and travelled street busker and percussionist,playing a precarious trap kit in simultaneous combination with a washboard astride his lap, striking and flourishing with only his thimble- bedecked fingers in lieu of drumsticks. The stunning, singular result is driving and relevant. Together they are unmistakable heirs to the REAL blues - Casper Shines


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richard toes

this is the real deal.
I only wish I had been in attendance when this was record
ed.

Jeff Brandon

Perfect hypnotic trance invoking music - Buy this CD!

Brent

Hill Country Fire
The ghosts of Fred Mcdowell, and Jr. Kimbrough stand out on this cd, and RL Burnside is lurking around. This hill country twosome rocks!

Si

Incredible!
What more can I add other than if you like RL and most the other mid/late 1990 Fat Possum blues stuff you will love this!

Shreds And Patches

Here's something a bit different that some of you will like a lot.
Here's something a bit different that some of you will like a lot.

Trainreck is a blues duo from Texas with K M Williams on guitar and
vocals
and Washboard Jackson on percussion. Following in one great tradition
of
bluesmen, K M Williams is a "country blues preacher". He is a genuine
ordained minister whose previous five CDs appear to have been
predominantly
spirituals and gospel songs. Many of the tracks on this CD have more
secular
themes but it still has the best of that "preachy" style of honest,
heartfelt emotion. He plays an amplified National Steel with a sparse
intensity that reminds me of lots of those raw country blues from
the early days of recording. There a bit of Lightnin' Hopkins here, a
bit
of
Blind Lemon there. There's echoes of people like John Lee Hooker and,
particularly, Willie Johnson. The slide adds that extra haunting
quality at
times to the inescapable drive of the rhythm.

And then there's the percussion..... When I first heard the MP3s on the
internet I didn't really notice the percussion but when I got the CD, I
thought "Woah, what're YOU doing?" Washboard Jackson plays washboard
(you
guessed?) and that's fine but he also kicks a bass-drum and hits snare
and
cymbals with the thimbles on his fingers. The result is a very basic
thumping sound that, at first, seemed entirely wrong with the classic
blues
groove. However, after a very short while, I began to accept it and
soon
began to think that it's the percussion that lifts these tracks onto a
new
level. What might otherwise sound like "just another" bluesman (even
though
he’s very good) suddenly sounds amazingly distinctive. Suddenly you
realise
that this combination holds your attention; you listen to the words
through
this rhythmic melange and the whole thing makes sense. You hear what
the
blues is *really* about - just like when you first heard "Dark Was The
Night". I am pleased to tell you, folks, that real country blues is not
dead, it's alive and kicking in North Texas.

Chris (Yorkie) Bartram

Washboard Mama

Bold, Sassy. Straight from the heart.
New kinda blues. The kinda blues that fits today. Best of Trainreck yet. Blues, red-hot.

Blue Lisa, KNON 89.3 FM, Dallas, TX

Kicking traditional Texas Country Blues in the seat of the pants.
TRAINWRECK offers all the credibility and depth of classic Texas country blues while updating the feel and pace. The songs retain classic roots that satisfy blues purists, and have the added ability of making blues fans out of young listeners who think they don't like the blues! No fancy overdubs on TRAINWRECK, just from-the-gut guitar and vocals of a true Texas Country Bluesman, KM Williams and the hypnotic drum and washboard rhythms of Washboard Jackson. A highly recommended addition to your Blues collection that will take you where other Texas Country Blues artists have not dared take you before.