Saturday, December 16, 2017

Trainman Blues..modern blues-roots with a 50's style rawness and simplicity

Trainman Blues is a 4 piece modern blues/roots band, soaking the rawness and simplicity of 50's style blues with modern production techniques. With three singles released and a debut album set for release in February/March, this band is picking up steam. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark,  the band is comprised of Irish singer/guitarist Richard Farrell ( https://www.richardfarrellandt, Ronni Boysen on guitar (Kokomo king and Mud Morgenfield), Laust Nielsen (Blues Producer and Mojo's in-house Bass player) and drummer Thomas Crawfurd ( Fried Okra Band).

Trainman blues is the brainchild of Richard Farrell and Laust Nielsen.They have recently written, produced and  recorded songs together over the last 8 months and they’re looking forward to releasing an album in the start of 2018. Their sound takes inspiration from the raw and roots style blues before it developed into rock ' n ' roll. Fast forward 50 years, with modern production techniques, and now you have the Trainman Blues sound... 

Richard is an Irish man who has found his spiritual home in blues music, he breathes, sleeps and sings the blues, it is second nature to him. From the chugging sounds of the train to the warbling voices of the gospel singers, Richard and his band encompass a wide sound. He sings with guts and all heart, playing a a hollow body guitar in a finger style manner. On the bass guitar is Laust Nielsen, planting delicate and warm bass lines with ease and precision. Laust has been sculpting and producing the songs with Richard for the upcoming album. The up coming album and new single display a new take on blues production, combining a taste of the old and new, with a laid back and downplayed feel, the songs wash over the listener with soothing charm and intriguing ambience. 

Featured on the upcoming album and also playing in a live setting are blues aficionados Ronni Boysen on guitar and Thomas Crawfurd on drums. Ronni commands and weaves powerful riffs and solos on the guitar, playing with the likes of Mud Morgenfield ( Muddy Water’s son) and Kokomo Kings, his tastefulness and vigour for blues reaches beyond the shores of Denmark. Thomas is a melodic and thoughtful drummer, who has finely tuned ear for creating beautifully layered, simple textures. Thomas plays also with Fried Okra band. 

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