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A musical force from the moss-draped Old South, The Train Wrecks are a hard-working band of songwriters and performers who love nothing more than good songs and a good show. They deliver a dynamic, original blend of Americana- ranging from outlaw alt-country and bluegrass to rootsy rock and beyond, all with a distinctive Southern swagger.
Born in the vibrant bar and club scene in Savannah, GA, The Train Wrecks released their debut album, “Whiskey and War,” in 2007. Rave reviews and a growing reputation as a must see live act helped the band to branch out to surrounding markets in the Southeast. They’ve since been steadily building a fanbase in clubs across the region, while also finding some bigger stages along the way. They’ve opened for legends like Jerry Jeff Walker and BB King, alongside an expanding roster of regular club and festival dates.
Earlier this year The Train Wrecks released their second album, “Saddle Up.” Building on their unique mix of Americana and rock, “Saddle Up” showcases the band’s solid songwriting and astute musicianship- and some exciting new directions for their signature sound. On the strength of their latest recordings and growing regional presence, The Train Wrecks are poised and ready to significantly raise their profile as songwriters and performers by continuing to write and record great songs and win fans through relentless gigging.
Raised with a DIY artist ethos, it wasn’t long before Emmer began making his own albums at home, releasing them, and booking his own tours. In 2010 he embarked on his first solo tour, writing songs for trade with people along the way. For dinner and a place to stay for the evening, Emmer would write his host a personal tune and these songs became the basis of his early records. While touring for two years, Emmer garnered a modest following.
In late 2012 Emmer found himself broke and returned to Colorado to live in his parent’s basement, and work on his craft. He found success as a bandleader for private events and upscale bars in Aspen, CO. Eventually, Emmer founded the “Americana Music Series” at Justice Snow’s, which led him deeper into the country music canon. During this time, Emmer wrote music every day, and performed roughly 150 dates a year. From hotel bars, to breweries, to weddings and birthday parties- those years in Colorado fortified Emmer’s performance style, his writing, and his sense of song.
In 2015, Emmer moved to Asheville, NC with his wife to be closer to her family. North Carolina’s deep musical history has long inspired Emmer, and he’s enjoying learning from it firsthand. His focus has returned to original music, but he keeps one eye on tradition, and the other on the horizon.