Coal Train Railroad

Coal Train Railroad is a Nashville-based quartet that writes and performs original jazz tunes that celebrate a variety of topics of interest to kids - dirt, snuggling, colds, battling superheroes in one’s underwear, bellybuttons, and days spent at the pool! The CTRR albums are recorded in East Nashville, TN by bassist/composer/producer Chris Donohue (Emmylou Harris/Collective Soul), and feature the charming and playful vocals of Katy Bowser along with a cast of stellar jazz musicians including Jeff Coffin (saxophonist with the Dave Matthews Band) and trumpeter Rod McGaha.

The group followed up its acclaimed debut recording (named a Kids Pick Of 2010 by Time Out New York Kids Magazine) with a 2010 Summer Podcast Series. The newly-recorded material from the podcasts was released December 2010 in a digital EP entitled “Live In Monophonorama”.

2011 has been a milestone year for Coal Train Railroad: in February, the group made its New York debut before a capacity crowd at the prestigious David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, and in November CTRR released its second full-length CD entitled "Swings" to great acclaim. In April, the group will announce its 2012 summer performance schedule which includes an exciting debut at another prominent national arts institution.

The Coal Train Railroad Swings! press kit, including a complete digital copy of the album, can be downloaded from this page on the band’s website by using the password “swings”.

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