Trainman blues is the brainchild of Irish blues artist Richard Farrell and Danish bass player and producer “Krudtmejer” Laust Nielsen. Their sound takes inspiration from the raw and roots style blues before it developed into rock ‘n’ roll. Fast forward 50 years, with modern production techniques, and now you have the Trainman Blues sound. They have recently written, produced and recorded songs together over the last year and they’re looking forward to releasing an album in the March 2018.
Richard Farrell is an Irish man who has found his spiritual home in blues music, he breathes, sleeps and sings the blues, it is second nature to him. From the chugging sounds of the train to the warbling voices of the cotton pickers and gospel singers, Richard and his band encompass a wide sound. He sings with guts and all heart, playing a a hollow body guitar in a finger style manner. On the bass guitar is Laust Nielsen, planting delicate and warm bass lines with ease and precision. Laust has been sculpting and producing the songs with Richard for the upcoming album. Blues aficionado Ronni Boysen commands and weaves powerful riffs and solos on the guitar, playing with the likes of Mud Morgenfield ( Muddy Water’s son), his tastefulness and vigour for blues reaches beyond the shores of Denmark. On the drums is Thomas Crawfurd, a melodic and thoughtful drummer, who has finely tuned ear for creating beautifully layered, simple textures.
Paying homage to their heroes, they also play music from Taj Mahal, Muddy Waters, Eric Bibb and many more. Check out this new live video from the band.
Richard Farrell- Vox/guitar
Ronni Boysen – Guitar
Laust Nielsen – Bass guitar
Thomas Crawfurd – Drums