Durango Blues Train: August Lineup, Tickets On Sale Now!

The Durango Blues Train announces its artist lineup for the August event on August 16 & August 17. Featured are Duwayne Burnside, Blackfoot Gypsies, Molly Gene – One Whoaman Band, Low Volts, Kirk James, and Randall Conrad Olinger.
Tickets are now on sale at $119 per person per night, plus an Historic Train Preservation Fee. They are available at
DurangoBluesTrain.com/Tickets. For more information, visit DurangoBluesTrain.com. Note: Purchasers must be 21+.

The upcoming summer season in the mountain town of Durango, Colorado peaks on a high note on August 16 & 17 as the Durango Blues Train announces its artist lineup. The August lineup features Duwayne Burnside, Blackfoot Gypsies, Molly Gene – One Whoaman Band, Low Volts, Kirk James, and Randall Conrad Olinger.

“We’re thrilled host such a diverse 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 Duwayne Burnside, guitarist, singer, songwriter and one of 14 children born to legendary North Mississippi musician R.L. Burnside. The young Burnside learned his first few guitar licks and chords from his father, but proved a quick study and soon began playing with local club owner Junior Kimbrough and the Soul Blues Boys. Since the early 1990’s, he has been a frequent performer with the North Mississippi Allstars, fronted by Luther and Cody Dickinson,

On the opposite end of the train will be the Blackfoot Gypsies, a Nashville, Tennessee-based powerhouse quartet with raucous energy and soul delivering their take on white-knuckled rock’n’roll. The Blackfoot Gypsies fuse their influences – swamp blues cool, down-home hillbilly funk and homegrown punk panache – into a lean, mean machine invoking classic musical malcontents while sparking and spitting 21st-century fire.

Self-professed “One Whoaman Band” and one of the most promising voices of today’s music landscape, Molly Gene returns to the lineup making her second appearance aboard the Blues Train.

Adding to the cadre of talent, Blues Train veteran artist Low Volts returns for his fourth appearance with a gritty old slide-guitar, thunderous kick drum laden with tambourines and dark, howling vocals.

Giving riders a glimpse of Texas Blues, Kirk James returns playing to the Blues Train playing Texas Shuffles, ragtime and funky grooves. Rounding out the lineup is Randall Conrad Olinger. Olinger’s multi-instrumental style comes from an eclectic array of percussive rhythms stomped onto self-styled contraptions accompanied by a resonant banjo twang or the amplified caterwaul of slide guitar.

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 featuring 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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