What a band of misfits, miscreants, and ne’er do wells.
But Big Train and the Loco Motives sure do have fun getting together and playing music. They love finding those old blues nuggets that no one has heard in a few decades, or giving a face-lift to an traditional blues standard. Either way, it will have their unique Red Dirt Blues spin on it. That sound is a mix of a little Mississippi Delta, and little East Texas, and a little of that “special sauce” found only in the middle of the red dirt state.
Big Train and the Loco Motives play what they coined “Red Dirt Blues”. It’s blues from the Canadian River delta country, or at least as close to a delta as the Canadian River will get. They cover everything from traditional Delta Blues to Texas Boogie-Woogie, from acoustic covers of Classic Rock, to rock covers of Traditional Folk. While it may be hard to nail them down other than they totally enjoy making music, it’s guaranteed that everyone who shows up in the audience will also enjoy the show.
The Big Train and the Loco Motives line-up is also as varied as the music. Usual suspects include Bill “Top Dog” Cummins on harmonica, Mason “Thumper” Cullen on bass, and Mike “Pine Box” Lander on percussion. When the stars align, Frank “N’ Beans” Lawrence is also known to join on guitar and mandolin. The members of both The Whiskey Gingers and Heartbreak Rodeo are also frequently on stage as well.