Announcing the August 17 & 18 Durango Blues Train Artist Lineup

August tickets go on sale tomorrow, March 28!

The upcoming summer season in the mountain town of Durango, Colorado peaks on a high note on August 17 & 18 as the Durango Blues Train announces the artist lineup. The August lineup features The A.J. Fullerton Band, The Rebekah Meldrum Band, Molly Gene – One Whoaman Band, D.W. Doucet, Cary Morin, and RL Cole.

The A.J. Fullerton Band

A.J. Fullerton is a 23 year old Progressive Roots artist raised in Western, CO. Winner of eight 2017 Colorado Blues Society "Member's Choice Awards".

He has steadily built a reputation as one of the hottest rising talents on the Colorado music scene. A.J. is well known for his skillful guitar, and powerful vocals, often called "Beyond his years." His style of playing falls somewhere between the finger picking & slide of Country Roots music, and the groove based up-tempo sensibilities of Blues and Rock & Roll.

The Rebekah Meldrum Band

The blues inexplicably and effortlessly pours out of her soul, when the powerhouse vocals of Rebekah Meldrum hit the stage.

Steeped in the "swampy" styles of the Delta Blues, and perfectly blended with the big city sounds of Chicago is what people have come to love and expect from The Rebekah Meldrum Band.

This Southern California preacher’s daughter, who now calls the "Hoosier Hospitality" state of Indiana her home, has been captivating audiences for the last four years, since she came onto the music scene.

Molly Gene - One Whoaman Band

What does “One Whoaman Band” mean? Well, you’ve got to hear and see Molly Gene in action to really understand what this label means. From her earth-shaking foot drum stomps to her distorted guitar slides that recall blues, heavy metal, and a whole lot more in between, this Missouri-based singer-songwriter is bringing independence to a whole new level.

Molly first started to write and perform her own music while in high school. She turned her musical hobbies into a career when she was just 20. Now, with seven years of writing, performing, and constant touring under her belt, she has turned into one of the most promising voices of today’s budding One Person Band scene.

Be sure to check out Molly Gene: One Whoaman Band. Whether you see her in a dive bar, an arena, or just busking on the streets of your hometown, you’re sure to be blown away by this truly original “Delta Thrasher.” 

D.W. Doucet

D.W. Doucet is a one-man-band with a homegrown, finger-picking, country blues style featuring slide guitar, banjo and a bellowing dark and heartfelt howl. Devin carries with him a 1950's racing stripe suitcase, an anvil made from a railroad track that he pummels with an old blacksmith hammer, and chains stomping on his left foot.  He embraces the roots of delta blues with songs about the human spirit and the everlasting search for the soul.

Cary Morin

Cary Morin has been described as “one of the best acoustic pickers on the scene today,” With deft fingerstyle guitar and vocals that alternately convey melodic elation and gritty world-weariness, Morin crafts an inimitable style often characterized as acoustic Native Americana with qualities of blues, bluegrass, jazz, jam, reggae, and dance. Richard Higgs of Public Radio Tulsa says, "There are performances...that would stand out, variously, among the old-school delta blues pliers, the Greenwich Village folk crowd at the end of the 1950s, the back-to-nature bards of the late '60s, or today's thriving singer/songwriter scene. Morin references all these styles: they're in his vocabulary, but he's no dilettante. His engaging sound is his alone..." 

RL Cole

RL Cole is a well-seasoned veteran of the stage, and has performed both nationally and internationally with some stellar acts, and is now as a power-house solo performer. His first EP, "The Long Darkness of the Night" was released independently in 2013, followed by the release of a full length Folk-Blues album, "Live from Cherryvale" in 2015. His music and story-telling has always rattled us in the best way possible, and now he's ramblin' around, performing ditty's from his newest album, "Money For the Milkman".

Refreshments will be available for purchase on board. Guests can enjoy light snacks, bars with wine, hard craft cider from Big B's Hard Cider and craft beer from award-winning regional brewery partners Telluride Brewing Company and Ska Brewing.

Blues Train tickets are set to go on sale Tuesday, March 28, 2018. Tickets are $119 per person per night, plus a Historic Train Preservation fee. Tickets are limited and will sell out in advance. Purchasers must be 21 years old to participate. Tickets will be available online here and over the phone at (512) 674-9300. For more information, click here.