Trainreck | The Train Keeps a' Rollin

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The Train Keeps a' Rollin

by Trainreck

Two-piece, 21th Century Texas/Mississippi Hill Country Blues and Boogie
Genre: Blues: Juke Joint Blues
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1. Callin The Blues
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2. Don't Mess With My Baby
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3. The Train Keeps a' Rollin
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4. Red Cross Store
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5. Raggedy Man
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6. Peavine Blues
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7. Callin The Blues Again
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8. God Don't Ever Change
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9. Black Dog Bark
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10. Meet You At The Station
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11. New Future Blues
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12. Grinnin In Your Face
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13. Dirty Dog Blues
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14. Electric Chair Blues
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15. King Of Mean
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16. Canned Heat's Killin Me
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17. Callin The Blues(the Last Call)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
On October 10,2003,Trainreck carved out their own piece of music history. While playing a street gig in downtown Clarksdale. MS the day before;They were heard by Rockabilly/Blues artist James Mathus. He invited them up to his "new" studio in the old historic WROX broardcast studio to record. With the Old School Attack of Their Father's Fathers, Trainreck teased propadation of Ages current and classic with their songs. Their steady "Stomp Stride" commingles with multidimensional occupation of rhythm, washboard, snare & kick drums and gutbucket Texas/Mississippi Country Blues Guitar tones and Vocals of Lightnin Hopkins, RL Burnside, John Lee Hooker & Blind Willie Johnson, they built the foundation for this recording. Dump in a Quart of Soul, some fists full of attitude, a few tracks recorded out of Washboard's Garage, any ol'amplifer... and you have The Amazing Trainreck!!!! The amazing trainreck consists of KM Williams - Guitars,Vocals & Harmonica; Washboard Jackson - Traps,(washboard, snare, stomp cymbals, foot cannon). Trainreck is a 2 man Powerhouse Boogie Duo that carries the Old Power of Howling Wolf's recordings,yet boogies and jukes like Contemporary Hill Country Blues aka R.L. Burnside or Junior Kimbrough and carries the traditions of Texas Cotton Country Blues and Spirituals of Blind Lemon Jefferson and Blind Willie Johnson - John the Revelator. " The DVD;ONE DAY IN CLARKSDALE and the musicians involved journey through self-disclosure, self-reflection and the excitement they experience as they render the inner music of the heart into tangible form. Replete with intriguing personal recollections from Texas bluesmen K.M. Williams and "Washboard" Jackson, the documentary captures their performance as the musical group "Trainreck" from which their CD 'The Train Keeps a' Rollin' was created,(check it out at FILMBABY ,see links section)


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Mick Rainsford / Blues In Britain magazine

Trainreck features K.M. Williams and Washboard Jackson laying down some of the t
Trainreck features K.M. Williams and Washboard Jackson laying down some of the toughest, rawest and most uncompromising, mainly, North Mississippi hill country blues you are ever likely to hear.



The title of this CD is ‘The Train Keeps a’Rollin’, but it could equally be titled ‘The Rhythm Keeps a’Rollin’ as the title track mines an elemental hill country groove fuelled by Jackson’s washboard and Williams’ droning guitar, underpinning Williams’ declamatory and intensely brooding vocals, carrying the mood over into a highly personal and feral rendition of Fred McDowell’s ‘Red Cross Store, which is punctuated with occasional slide flourishes.



Jackson’s washboard and regimental drums on ‘Don’t Mess With My Baby’ give this number a fife and drum band feel, the menacing Hooker-like intensity of William’s vocals accentuated by the repetitive ferocity of his guitar riffs, this mood repeating itself on the churning ‘Black Dog Bark’, where Williams’ vicious guitar is permeated with shades of the great Willie Johnson. Jr Kimbrough comes to mind on ‘Meet You At The Station’, where the trance inducing intensity of Williams’ groove is only fully realized when the song finishes, the silence jolting you back into reality in the same way as hitting a kerb when dozing at the wheel of your car.



Charlie Patton’s ‘Peavine Blues’, with it’s wicked, distorted slide, chanted vocals and ‘dustbin’ drumming; the ‘fuzzed out’ guitar and Texan vocal intonations of Blind Lemon’s ‘Electric Chair Blues’; ‘Canned Heat’s Killing Me’ with it’s frantic rhythms and slide, and impassioned vocals replete with spoken asides, and three renditions of the harp and bass drum fuelled paean ‘Callin The Blues’, are further highlights of a great set of what can only be described as ‘gutbucket’ blues. (www.cdbaby.com/trainreck).
Ratings 9 each

Mick Rainsford

BLUES-N-CO

Trainreck is Extraordinary!
Trainreck is Extraordinary! Ain't no other way to say it!With merely nothing,just their talent and their axes(harp & guitar for K.M.;Washboard,cymbals,bass drum and snare drum for Washboard)they get you out a blues so rich and powerful and unbelievably emotion loaded,a blues coming from the delta-between Mississippi and Texas,which keeps alive the tradition from illustrious masters such as Lightnin' Hopkins,R. L. Burnside,John Lee Hooker or Blind Willie Johnson.Listening to this CD you'll get trapped by the fascinating rhythms,voodooed by the vehement sing,you'll take off with the tempo.This is a great CD,a collection piece. (read the complete review of this CD in our magazine no. 29

Si

More very good stuff!
And I thought their first album was good! - this is right up there with it. The pace on some of the tracks is bit slower (ie Don't mess with my baby) which gives some of the songs an eerie feel!!