Let's support our music, in all it's many forms and genre, but especially, the blues.

From The ColdtrainBlues Web Site:

Steam Locomotives Sang the Blues & Inspired Early Boogie Woogie Musicians.
In his book,

"The Story of the Blues"
in the chapter titled
“Cottonfield Hollers”

Historian

Paul Oliver

wrote:

“When the blues began, the countryside was quiet. Loudest of the sounds to break the stillness was the roar of a steam train as it traced its way through the lowlands, leaving a smudge of smoke against the blue sky. A brief moment of excitement as it passed, a shrill whistle, dipping and wailing like a blues and it would be gone.
It’s said that the engineers tuned their steam whistle ‘quills’ to play a blues but it probably just sounded like this to the field hands who knew the hour by the regular trains.”

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Comment by ColdtrainBlues on April 15, 2012 at 10:32am

ColdtrainBlues is not your traditional Blues band in the sense that, we try to tell life stories in our music as well as Funkin' Da Blues. Our group is comprised of some of the finest musicians that are out there plying their trade. There are no part time musicians in our group, we are music 24/7, and although the ColdtrainBlues crew is more than comfortable in any genre, we have a deep and residing affection for America's true art form, The Blues.

The African American brought forth these great music, let's put a lie to the notion, that, "The Blues Ain't Black No More" Embrace Hip Hop, Jazz and Rap if you must, but never forget the ROOTS and that's why we will always and forever be,

Funkin' Da Blues

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