Devil Train


Devil Train flirts with being a tradition as much as being a band. For ten years, they have held down a weekly Monday night show at the Buccaneer Lounge in Memphis, Tennessee. Some people call it fun, some call it a weekly must, some call it church. This is where Devil Train has cut it's teeth, woodshedded hundreds of tunes, and has become one of the tightest and hottest, most sought after bands in Memphis and all over the South. The band travels, some highlights being Summer Camp Music Festival and Wakarusa Music Festival. Devil Train embodies free expression, delving into bluegrass, country, blues, folk, gypsy jazz, and even celtic sounds. Devil Train is Randal Morton, who was a good friend of John Hartford and also the 1975 National Banjo champ, along with Clint Wagner on fiddle, Jonathan Ciaramitaro on mandolin, and James Ray on guitar. JD Westmoreland and Graham Winchester provide the soulful bass/drum grounding. Wagner, Ciaramitaro, Westmoreland, and Winchester all sing lead and harmony, adding a cool texture to each song. JD Westmoreland also tours with prominent Cincinnati group the Rumpke Mountain Boys, so when he is on tour, Davey Coleman plays bass and sings. Devil Train is a big musical family with that tight-knit bond creating a huge sound and a free spirited feeling that will make the listener dance and stomp their feet from the opener to the encore. The band is currently working on a brand new album.