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The Train Wrecks

Jason Bible - Voice, Guitars, Harmonica; Eric Dunn - Upright & Elec. Bass, Voice; Payton - Drums & Percussion, Voice, Guitar; Stuart Harmening - Dobro, Banjo, Guitar

Savannah, Ga.’s own local-boys-done-good, The Train Wrecks offer up raucous and rollicking Americana that’s as equally indebted to the traditionalist legacies of A.P. Carter and Johnny Cash as it is to the forward-thinking rock & roll of Wilco and Lucero. Local reviewers have been “blown away” by the band’s live shows, and the Wrecks have been officially dubbed “The Hardest Gigging Band in Savannah”, a testament to the love and dedication they have for their music. The band recently completed the recording of their debut CD “Whiskey & War”, and released it in the fall of 2007. The reviews rolled in! The Connect dubbed the record “simply a revelation….the kind of simultaneously slick and raw record which Ryan Adams regularly cranks out to much critical acclaim”, while Murmur Magazine called it the “best record to come out of Savannah in years”. The band is blushing! The Wrecks have spent the summer headlining club dates and playing festivals throughout the southeast, and are in the midst of planning a full-scale tour in the new year. Here's what Todd Mathis from the very awesome site twangville.com said about the record: "The Train Wrecks’ debut Whiskey & War is a tight collection of eight originals with three covers thrown in for good measure. Jason Bible’s vocals are a rusty reminder of why we all love Uncle Tupelo, and you don’t have to get too far into the album to see that The Train Wrecks are fans as well. If the cover of “No Depression” isn’t telling enough, then listen to “She Was the One” or “Whiskey Ain’t My Friend (No More).” Bible strums the acoustic, blows the harp and takes lead on ten of the eleven tracks.  Bassist Eric Dunn holds things down nicely and dobro player Stuart Harmening often steals the show with his tasteful licks scattered throughout the disc. The Wrecks put on a hell of a live show and are currently filming a DVD to prove just that. In the meantime, if you can’t make it down around Savannah, Georgia to check them out, pick up this CD. Standout tracks include: “Whiskey Ain’t My Friend (No More),” “She Was the One” and the cover of Bob Dylan’s “Jet Pilot”.