Editors Note: Westbound Train hasn’t released a new album in over five years. With a new release slated for 2017, here is a song that will be featured on that new album. This week’s guest post comes from Vinnie Fiorello, drummer, lyricist and a founding member of the ska punk band Less Than Jake. **If you live in the Boston area and would like to see Westbound Train perform this weekend, drop us a line and we will try our best to take care of you. We have one pair of tickets to give away for each show. Contact rootfire @ rootfire.net
WESTBOUND TRAIN, the band of vibes meets Boston the city of vibes. You can’t argue that Boston is one of those cities that you want to attend a ska and reggae show in, the history of all things music swirls around freely, and you just lose yourself in that moment and in the sway. Westbound Train has that history too, taking cues from the old and the new, from reggae, soul and blues, making it all their own and then some. You see they have always been a band of musicians and musical educators bringing the best of all worlds musically- vintage ska upstrokes soaked in soul and the relaxed backbeat of reggae and the swing of Motown. Now putting the band in Boston, the city filled with musicians, the city shrouded in history that becomes a great time.
Westbound Train, The Scotch Bonnets, Riki Rocksteady, The New Limits, with DJ King Django
Doors: 8 PM