“Blues is a tonic for whatever ails you. I could play the blues and then not be blue anymore.”

B. B. King


Every song we play gives homage to the Mississippi Delta Juke Joint, the Texas Roadhouse, and the Chicago Blues Club. Everything flows from there.
But a night with Big Train and the Loco Motives will never be like other bands where it’s the “same songs, different order.” Each night with Big Train and the Loco Motives is unique. Different songs, different players, different audience. Each night really is a case of “let’s play it by ear”.

Muddy Waters
Baby Please Don’t Go

I’m Ready
Mother Bad Luck Child
Got My Mojo Working
Hoochie Coochie Man
I Just Want To Make Love To You

John Lee Hooker
Little Wheel

Bang Bang Bang Bang
Mean Woman Blues
Think Twice Before You Go

Slim Harpo
Got Love If You Want

Bo Diddley
You Can’t Judge a Book

Before You Accuse Me

Eric Clapton
I’ve Been Down So Long

Further On Up Road
I’m Tore Down

Tab Benoit
29 Ways

Gone Too Long
I Put A Spell on You
Too Sweet for Me
Dirty Dishes
Too Many Drivers At The Wheel
Away Way Too Long

Stevie Ray Vaughn
Cold Shot

Life by The Drop
Close to You
Leave My Girl Alone

Johnny Rivers
Chicago Bound

Allman Brothers
Stormy Monday

Midnight Rider

Robert Johnson
Sweet Home Chicago


Big Sam Myers
Sleeping In the Ground

Elmore James
Dust My Broom

Freddie King
Big Legged Woman

Albert King
Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven
Drowning On Dry Land

Willie Dixon
I’m Built for Comfort

My Babe
Let Good Times Roll

Guitar Slim
You Give Me Nothin’ But the Blues

James Cotton
Digging My Potatoes

Buddy Guy
Lucy Mae Blues

Lightnin’ Slim
Rooster Blues

Anson Funderburg & Rockets
I Don’t Want No Leftovers

Elvis Presley
Heartbreak Hotel

That’s All Right Mama
All Shook Up

Big Train Originals
If One Is Good

I Ain’t Skinny No More
My Baby Came Back
Cold Green Eyes
Baby Looks Good
Why Are You So Mean
I Know You Know
Heart of Stone
Lucky Man
Riot Down at Kmart
Bullet & Eddie
Big League Robert
Prairies Fertile

Chuck Berry
Rockin’ and a Reelin’

Junior Wells
Messin’ With The Kid

Hank Williams
Mind Your Own Biz

Wilson Pickett
Mustang Sally

BB King
Playin’ W/ My Friends

Jim Croce
Roller Derby Queen

Atlanta Rhythm Section

Jerry Lee Lewis
Whole Lotta Shakin’

Howlin’ Wolf
The Killin’ Floor

Johnny Jones
Girlfriend Blues

Albert Collins
I Ain’t Drunk, I’m Just Drinking

Carl Perkins

Ray Charles
I Got A Woman

Fats Domino
I Hear You Knockin

Jimi Hendrix
Hey Joe

Tommy Tucker
Put On Your Hi Heel Sneakers

Sonny Boy Williamson
Keep It To Yourself

Checking Up On My Baby

Jimmy Reed
Take Out Insurance

T-Bone Walker
T-Bone Shuffle

Downchild Blues Band
I Know You’re Lying

Buddy Holly
That’ll Be the Day

Jack Ingram
Barbie Doll

James Taylor
Steam Roller Blues

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Glo-Coat Blues

Little Villiage
She Runs Hot

Bill Withers
Ain’t No Sunshine

The Temptations
Ain’t Too Proud to Beg

Sam Cooke
Bring it on Home

Another Saturday Nite
Under The Boardwalk

We are always scouring the archives and finding some of those old Delta gems and adding them to the set list. So this is far from a complete list of our current repertoire.