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Victor Wainwright and The Train roll into the Boro Sept. 21


September 12, 2018

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Bluesman and Savannah native Victor Wainwright brings his high-octane boogie piano and big soul soundsto the Emma Kelly Theater on Sept.21 at 7:30 p.m.

Winner of the 2016 BB King Entertainer and Band of the Year award and three-time winner of the Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year award, Victor Wainwright and The Train is a crowd pleaser. Backed by Billy Dean on drums, Terrence Grayson on bass and Pat Harrington on lead guitar, Wainwright and his band bring power-house blues, Memphis soul and honky-tonk rock ‘n roll to the stage.

Tickets are only $20 and can be purchased at www.averittcenterforthearts.org, by calling (912) 212-2787 or by visiting the Averitt Center Box Office at 33 East Main Street.

Wainwright’s father and grandfather were blues musicians and early mentors as was family friend Pinetop Perkins, so it was only a matter of time until he started tickling the ivories.
At the age of 10 at a family gathering, Wainwright played “Fur Elise.” Then, in high school, he formed an ensemble and started playing at the Savannah Blues Bar.

Over the years, he has broadened his artistic scope to include music representing virtually every corner of the blues. His insatiable interest in music discovery, sheer love for entertaining and curiosity have led him all around the world, and the resulting perspective is a reflection of his passion for entertaining and creating progressive roots music in an effort to move the art form forward

Living Blues magazine noted that "Wainwright serves as an electrifying guide to a good time – spinning tales, telling his listeners how to beat the blues, and meticulously conjuring raw soul and energy out of his acoustic piano."[

Wainwright is pushing the blues into a new direction. He wrote all 12 tracks on the new release, Victor Wainwright and The Train, and co-produced the album with Dave Gross. Experimenting with the rhythms of their collective areas, The Train is right on track, taking the roots music world by storm.

As he says on the song The Train, “If you wanna boogie get aboard this train/Get yourself a ticket or get out of the way.”  Boogie-woogie, barrel-house keyboards and driving pedal-to-the-metal blues will be delivered with power, drive and enormous quality and talent.


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