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"Train Wreck, a great Southern rock cover band"

Posted by rhonedesigns on April 22, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Often when you hear someone say, “This is going to be a real train wreck”, you tend to think that something terrible is about to happen, but in the case of Kenny Reeves and his soulful southern brothers that is certainly not the case. I had the chance to hear Kenny and his band Train wreck on two separate occasions now and found this middle aged cover band from Wilmington, NC to be a true Cape Fear treasure. The interaction between the crowd and the band is phenomenal. Kenny and his band members take command of a soulful brand of southern rock that is second to none. These boys are definitely not image driven, with them it’s all about the music and the crowd. You don’t have to listen to train wreck for very long before you realize that these guys are as comfortable on stage as they are off stage. Kenny’s vocal ability comes through in a bluesy mix of classic rock and outlaw country music that keeps the crowd engaged until the last song is played. Train wreck’s lead guitarist Greg Dew is a soft spoken throwback to the classic guitarists of the 1970’s. He just stands there and churns out some truly great guitar riffs. Their bassist name is John Stover and you would be hard pressed to guess that this guy is a martial arts instructor and not a full time musician. John produces a steady bass line that at times makes you forget that you are listening to a cover band. Their drummers name is Bob Clayton Jr and this guy has the type of control on a set of drums that keeps the timing and pace of the music right where it needs to be. Although I think he would probably be just as comfortable riding cross country on a Harley Davidson. If you get the chance you should definitely check these boys out. If good Southern rock and outlaw country is what you crave, these boys can definitely deliver!

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2 Comments

Reply Vicky
8:00 AM on April 24, 2012 
Love this band. I have seen them several times and they always put on a good show!
Reply Dennis
5:29 PM on February 6, 2013 
Kenny Reeves is, in my opinion, the most engaging frontman in Wilmington. Good band.