Trainman Blues: The Story
Trainman Blues is the brainchild of Irish singer/songwriter Richard Farrell and bass player/producer Laust Nielsen. Winner of the 'Best Blues Album' at this year's Danish music awards and winner of the Danish Blues Challenge, they have steadily gathered steam in the last year and a half. Richard and Laust played their first gig together in December 2016 at Charlie Scotts bar, after the concert, the deal was sealed. A musical conversation started and before they knew it their most memorable song 'Wholesome Treat' was written. Over the next few months, the songs kept on rolling, and by August 2017 they had written and produced the album. Their first single 'Out of Dust' was released to celebrate the body of work finished, this was followed by 3 other singles in the coming months. Richard and Laust hold quite different view points in music, and this is what makes them so strong.Richard is from a classical background with roots in blues, soul and jazz while Laust comes from a blues, reggae and hiphop background, having been a session bass player in the scene for over 15 years. Combining their strengths, Laust's visions and ear for productions with Richard's melodies and lyrics, makes Trainman Blues such a strong force. Joining them in a live setting and on the album are guitarist Ronni Boysen and drummer Thomas Crawfurd. Ronni is a rock in the Danish and European Blues scene, playing with the likes of Mud Morganfield, Kokomo Kings and James Harmen. Thomas is an incredibly musical and thoughtful drummer, creating beautiful layers with the use of different shakers and percussion. He plays with Fried Okra Band and has played with the likes of Gene Taylor.