BluesTrain features Blues-Rock in a big band format! Inspired by the tradition of blues based artists like The Allman Brothers Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Clapton, BluesTrain melds blues and rock with style and passion. Combining reverence for our great American Blues heritage with a modern rock styling, BluesTrain is a musical bridge between past and present of blues-influenced music.
Formed in the mid-90s by vocalist Chris Johnson, guitarist John Rack, and Hammond organist Jocelyn Michelle, BluesTrain evolved into a 12-member band that went on to headline for many years at B.B. King’s blues club in Hollywood, CA. In 2005 Chris Johnson was the winner of the Los Angeles Music Awards in the “Best Male Vocalist” category. BluesTrain was also awarded runner-up in the “Best Video” category.
Hooking up with many stellar musicians, the band has released three full length CD’s from 1999 to 2004. BluesTrain’s current album, “Rock The Blues”, includes a DVD, featuring the song “Get Back To Austin”. Among the many notable musicians appearing on “Rock The Blues” are: Gregg Bissonette (drums), Matt Bissonette (bass), both of whom have appeared with Dave Lee Roth, Joe Satriani, and currently with Ringo Starr. Denny Freeman (guitar), who appeared with Jimmy and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Taj Mahal, and now with Bob Dylan.