The upcoming summer season in the mountain town of Durango, Colorado peaks on a high note on August 18 & 19 as the Durango Blues Train announces the artist lineup. The August lineup features Hector Anchondo Band, Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene, Brody Buster, Felonius Smith Trio, Husky Burnette ft. Caroline Crews, and Steve Itterly.
On one end of the train is Hector Anchondo Band. Led by an Omaha native who draws influences from Rock & Roll and Country music legends and backed by an acclaimed band in their own regard, this show is sure to be full of high energy and passionate guitar playing.
On the opposite end of the train will be Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene. Pastine’s band brings elements of rockabilly, jump blues, classic soul and garage rock all spun together into an intoxicating original sound that fans call a "roots, rock & roll party."
Adding to the cadre of talent, Brody Buster joins the bill with an interesting approach to blues and rock as a multi-instrumentalist one-man-band. Brody's performed with B.B. King, who said, “Despite his age, Brody Buster is one of the greatest harmonica players of our time."
Felonius Smith Trio join the list making their first appearance aboard the Blues Train. The trio perform pre-war blues music at its most authentic blending historic delta blues, country blues and folk blues. With slide-resonator guitar, double bass, sousaphone, and harmonica, the group takes listeners back to a time when original bluesmen were pioneering a new style of music.
Giving riders a glimpse of the future of blues is young singer Husky Burnette joined by Caroline Crews. Husky’s style blends Delta and Hill Country Blues with Rock n Roll. His music is gritty, soulful, low-down and dirty. The pair of Tennessee natives form a vibrant duo that is perfect for the energetic atmosphere on the train.
Rounding out the 2017 lineup is Steve Itterly, Winner of the 2016 Telluride Blues & Blues Festival Blues Challenge. Itterly is a Colorado-based singer-songwriter who draws from a deep well of American musical traditions to create distinctively personal and timeless music.
Blues Train tickets for August 18 & 19 are on sale now. Tickets are $100 per person per night, plus a Historic Train Preservation fee. Purchasers must be 21 years old to participate. Tickets are available online and over the phone at (888) 512-7469. Click here to get tickets.