Victor Wainwright and The Train
Victor Wainwright and The Train have appeared on 5 Big Blues Bender lineups.2024, 2022, 2021, 2019, 2018
Victor Wainwright is a Blues Award-winning Blues Man that is the epitome of a fire-breathing Boogie Woogie Locomotive. As he puts a “Jerry Lee Lewis” whopping on his flaming 88s, his piano becomes an extension of his heart and soul. His warm, raspy, well-seasoned vocals are much like a shot of dark long-aged Bourbon, breathtaking and satisfying. Inspired by his relationship and time with Blues Hall of Fame inductee Pinetop Perkins, Wainwright has soaked upped the experience of a dirt floor, backwoods rumbling juke joint and lays down those escapades with every performance. He pays close listening attention to his bandmates' musical conversation on stage and relishes in their craft. When it's his turn for expression, it's an all-out runaway freight train.