The Trainwreks
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The Trainwreks


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"Voted #1 Alt-Country Band in Western North Carolina"

The Trainwreks were voted as the best Alt-Country Band of 2007 in WNC by the readers of the Mountain Xpress.

Check out the article at: - Mountain Xpress

""Ready to Die" Review"

"They dub themselves “dirty tonk,” but it would be a misnomer to simply lump Asheville’s Trainwreks into the drunken, drawling bar band that the name might imply. There’s a lot of swing and jazz influence in the band’s debut, Ready to Die, which indicates that despite the half-joking posturing about booze and girls, there’s a huge amount of high-caliber musicianship going on. Intricate mandolin and violin arrangements and swampy pedal steel play off a tight horn section—giving the record the authentic shine of vintage country dancehalls with a little bit of Klezmer waltz thrown in. That being said—the first line of Ready is “Drank some beer, shed a tear,” and at least lyrically, the rest of the record follows suit. Lead vocalist Micha Fishman’s gritty, low register vocals conjure a less morose Johnny Cash and definitely focus on nights of alcohol-infused bad boy behavior and the morning-after hangover. But luckily for listeners who want a little bit more depth with their drunk, Ready offers an equal amount of instrumental Western swing and classic country. So which is it boys? Swing dancing or go out swinging? Ready may have a little bit of a duel personality, but somehow, it still works. ‘Cause hey—what’s a foot-tapping honky-tonk band without a lot of rowdiness thrown in the mix?" - Bold Life


DeRailed (2006)
Ready to Die: The Kings of DirtyTonk (April 2008)

Currently have tracks in rotation on WNCW



Recently voted #1 Alt-Country band in WNC by the readers of the community paper Mountain Xpress for the third consecutive year, The Trainwreks are guaranteed to bring the party. If you are 8 or 83 (no older, because they are not liable), you will find something familiar yet new about this music. The Trainwreks, consisting of some of the most versatile musicians in Asheville, have combined to form a genre now known as DirtyTonk, fusing elements of gypsy jazz, dixieland, rock 'n' roll, country music, and western swing. Releasing there second album in April 2008 entitled "Ready to Die: The Kings of DirtyTonk", The Trainwreks are prepared to make hips shake and feet move around the world.