Bluetrain has announced that they will be performing at the Dean Sapp Benefit for Burl Kilby located at the Knights of Columbus located at 302 W Pulaski Hwy, Elkton, MD 21921, on Sat., March 08, 2014 from 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm. Door admission will be $20.00 and there will be light food, drinks and baked goods from a local church available on premises. For more info visit Dean's Website. Bluetrain will also be performing at Jumbo Jimmy's Crab Shack located 1065 Bainbridge Rd., Port Deposit, MD 21904 from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Sun., Feb, 09, 2014. Drinks and a food menu are available on premises. For more info please contact the Doreen at Ph: 410-378-0045.
Bluetrain is a relatively new configuration with seasoned bluegrass musicians. Each member has a history of working with some of the best bluegrass musicians in the DC, VA, MD, PA area. The core of the ensemble had previously performed together for an extended amount of time in a different configuration which did aid in their gelling as a unit more quickly. Along with this fact, and the fact that the band draws on the strengths of the members within the band, they have already filled up their performance schedule from the past year into 2014 and beyond. Bluetrain will be appearing at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Elkton, MD, Sat., 03/08/14 AND at Jumbo Jimmy's Crab Shack, Port Deposit, MD on Sun., 03/09/14.
When you hear the names involved in this band, you may then understand why the formula has become successful: David Propst, featured on mandolin & vocals, has previously performed before East Coast audiences for years alongside multiple higher profiled bluegrass bands such as Paul Adkins & the Borderline Band, Norman Wright, Kevin Church & The Travelers, Darren Beachley & the Maryland Line and currently still touring out with Bill Yates & the Country Gentlemen Tribute Band.
Tom Reeves, featured on bass & vocals, was exposed to bluegrass, old-time, country & gospel music at a very early age, initially being greatly influenced by his own family's musical talent. His appreciation for many types of music is reflected in the versatility of his bass playing, even though his first love is bluegrass. Tom has previously performed with multiple area bluegrass (& country) bands throughout the years to include Excalibur, The Satyr Hill Band and The Darren Beachley Band
George Osing, featured on banjo, has developed a blended style by combining them all to create his own unique style. While performing, George always strives to enhance the performance of his other band members. His fast paced, complicated array of licks stays true to the melody of the song and is never just another mechanical rendition. George has previously performed out with such bands as Dean Sapp & the Harford Express, The Satyr Hill Band and The Darren Beachley Band
Tommy Lyons, featured on fiddle, brings forth a plethora of musical experience on the fiddle as he presents a smooth silkiness to the slower, soulful tunes, while tearing up a fast paced tune where one cannot help themselves but tap their toe. Tommy has previously performed out with multiple bands around the DC, VA, MD & PA area, to include The Dixie Cannonballs, John O'Dell & Windy Ridge, The Harold Tipton Band and Dee Gunter & the Dukes of Bluegrass, just to name a few.
Lastly, Rick Miller, featured on guitar & vocals, rounds out this array of musical talent by bringing his different renditions and views of the music that he grew up with to the table, providing experience from other different genres of music, thusly flavoring the music in such a way as to aide in making the Bluetrain sound it's own. Ricks still does contribute his talents with the band, Gamber Station, on occasion when he's not performing out with Bluetrain.
So come see for yourself how the future of bluegrass music is still in capable hands. Come have a great time in sharing the camaraderie and enjoying the music provided by Bluetrain …. time to grab your ticket and catch the ride. Please come checkout their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/#!/Blutrainbluegrass./strong