Bow Thayer and Perfect Trainwreck to Play Helsinki

Bow Thayer and Perfect Trainwreck(HUDSON, N.Y.)  – Central Vermont Americana group Bow Thayer and Perfect Trainwreck brings its blend of roots-rock and soul to Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, May 25, 2013, at 9 pm. The group released its third record, Eden, co-produced by three time Grammy-winning engineer Justin Guip, on March 5, 2013. The group features Bow Thayer on lead vocals, electric banjo, and guitars; Jeff Berlin on drums; Jeremy Moses Curtis on bass and backing vocals; Chris McGandy on pedal steel, and James Rohr on organ and piano.

Thayer originally made a name for himself in Boston with 7 League Boots, a rock/reggae band that shared the stage with the likes of Fugazi, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Pearl Jam. Fifteen years ago he left Boston for Vermont, and began exploring the Delta blues, playing slide guitar for the original Elbow and playing banjo, both in the bluegrass group, The Benders, and on his own.

Having played with such music luminaries as Levon Helm, John Hiatt, Booker T, and Ringo Starr, the band has seen its fair share of travel. They combine no-nonsense traditionalism and forward-looking individualism, forging influences as diverse as Fugazi, Yes, Stax/Motown, Lowell George (Little Feat), Buffalo Tom, Jerry Garcia and Ali Farke Toure.

In 2008, the band entered Levon Helm’s studios to lay down its self-titled debut album with Justin Guip (engineer on Helm’s Grammy-winning albums) helming the boards. The band played gigs throughout the area, including Midnight Rambles at Helm’s barn in Woodstock and a stint opening for Phish’s Mike Gordon.

With the band’s home studio still under construction, it was back to Helm’s studio for the follow-up, a record that showcases Thayer’’s recent exploration of his Deering electric banjo and effects boxes to create tones unlike any other.

For reservations in The Restaurant or in the club call: 518-828-4800


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