Durango Blues Train: August Artist Line-Up

The second weekend for the Durango Blues Train adventures, Friday and Saturday, August 18 & August 19, 2017, announces line-up. Tickets online now at www.DurangoBluesTrain.com or over the phone at (888) 512-7469. Purchasers must be over 21+ to participate. Tickets are $100 per person per night, plus a 7% Historic Train Preservation fee. Tickets for June 2 & 3 are also on sale now – but Saturday night is already sold out. 

The upcoming summer season in the mountain town of Durango, Colorado, peaks on a high note on August 18 and 19 as the Durango Blues Train announces the artist lineup.

The August lineup features Hector Anchondo Band, Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene, Brody Buster, Felonius Smith Trio, Husky Burnette ft. Caroline Crews, and Steve Itterly.

“I’m excited to host this eclectic group of artists on the August train” said Steve Gumble, founder of the Durango Blues Train. “These bands present a perfect variety of styles to offer passengers a truly spirited and unique musical journey. Together, they form the perfect recipe for a great time.”

On one end of the train is Hector Anchondo Band. Led by an Omaha native who draws influences from Rock & Roll and Country music legends and backed by an acclaimed band in their own regard, this show is sure to be full of high energy and passionate guitar playing.

On the opposite end of the train will be Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene. Pastine’s band brings elements of rockabilly, jump blues, classic soul, and garage rock all spun together into an intoxicating original sound that fans call a “roots, rock & roll party.”

Adding to the cadre of talent, Brody Buster joins the bill with an interesting approach to blues and rock as a multi-instrumentalist one-man-band. Brody’s performed with B.B. King, who said, “Despite his age, Brody Buster is one of the greatest harmonica players of our time.”

Felonius Smith Trio join the list making their first appearance aboard the Blues Train. The trio perform pre-war blues music at its most authentic blending historic delta blues, country blues and folk blues. With slide-resonator guitar, double bass, sousaphone, and harmonica, the group takes listeners back to a time when original bluesmen were pioneering a new style of music.

Giving riders a glimpse of the future of blues is young singer Husky Burnette joined by Caroline Crews. Husky’s style blends Delta and Hill Country Blues with Rock n Roll. His music is gritty, soulful, low-down, and dirty. The pair of Tennessee natives form a vibrant duo that is perfect for the energetic atmosphere on the train.

Rounding out the 2017 lineup is Steve Itterly, Winner of the 2016 Telluride Blues & Blues Festival Blues Challenge. Itterly is a Colorado-based singer-songwriter who draws from a deep well of American musical traditions to create distinctively personal and timeless music.
About Durango Blues Train:

The Blues Train is an exciting 3.5-hour moving musical experience of live blues music on board the coal-fired, steam-powered Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad through the San Juan National Forest. The event starts and ends in Durango, Colorado, and features six live blues performances inside the train coaches with a festive musical environment. Each artist performs in their own vintage coach, while passengers can pass freely from coach to coach. The Blues Train with nine passenger cars, a steam-engine locomotive, two full bands, four solo/duo acts and three craft beer and wine bars.

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