Dick Dale

Dick Dale

Dick Dale invented surf music in the 1950's. Not the '60's as is commonly believed. He was given the title "King of the Surf Guitar" by his fellow surfers with whom he surfed with from sun-up to sun-down. He met Leo Fender the guitar and amplifier Guru and Leo asked Dale to play his newly creation, the Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar. The minute Dale picked up the guitar, Leo Fender broke into uncontrolled laughter and disbelief, he was watching Dale play a right handed guitar upside down and backwards, Dale was playing a right handed guitar left handed and changing the chords in his head then transposing the chords to his hands to create a sound never heard before.

Darren Block & Train River

Darren Block has been hailed as one of the great (undiscovered) songwriters of his time. His songs collapse generational and social boundaries with an unbridled personal intensity that takes the genre of singer/songwriter to a transcendent level. Nuff said.

Chris Caccamise, founder, writer, lead singer and prolific guitarist of White Elephant, descends to his rightful throne behind the drums of Train River. A musical genius in his own right, Chris provides an innate rhythmic prowess that is unrivaled. Periodically stepping out from behind the kit to provide ridiculous guitar riffs, Chris is a true artist.

And let’s not leave the Agtang hangin’. Will Agtang is nothing short of a prodigy. Will carried gear for the band from the age of twelve, and seemingly infused the Train River set into his soul. Now at the ripe old age of eighteen, Will unleashes Bass-morphic mayhem on stage. Born suckling at the teat of greats like Geddy Lee, Will’s future will be sealed as one of the four-strung wonders of the world.

Train River opens the heart, mind, and soul to the essence of music at its core. Chillingly honest and raw, audiences are left exposed and enlightened. Don’t miss this band live.



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