John Zozzaro, guitar/vocals; Mark Alletag, saxophone/guitar/flute/clarinet; Rob Lejman, drums; Mike DeWitte, bass/vocals; Samuel Wyatt, Keys
In the handful of years since a shared love of indie rock â€˜n roll, jazz and blues brought them together, Train Company has independently released two previous records. The group followed up 2009â€²s self-titled debut â€œTrain Companyâ€ with â€œChange [EP]â€ in 2010. The three song EP was recorded live to analog tape just days after performing at a sold-out Chicago House of Blues with Blues Traveler. The record revealed a band eager to bring new flavors to their inherent Chicago blues sound. Train Companyâ€™s music found airtime on Chicagoâ€™s 93XRT and college/internet radio stations across the country. This led to another sold-out show at Chicagoâ€™s House of Blues with Counting Crows in 2011. By this time, Train Company had already begun demoing new songs.
On Train Companyâ€™s forthcoming album, â€œThe Remains Of An Effortâ€, the group unveils a record two years in the making. With the addition of thumping horn sections, haunting string arrangements and a soulful vocal trio; the group fills out a musical cornucopia set to be released on August 14th.