Hot on the heels of his 2019 Grammy Awards “Best Contemporary Blues Album” nomination, the ‘Piana From Savannah’Victor Wainwright and the Train continue their Summer 2019 Tour, with a local performance at the 19th Annual Heritage Music Bluesfest, 1200 Water St., Friday, August 9. Set Time: 8pm. Tickets: $90.-$350. Info: (304) 238-6064 or visit https://www.heritagemusicfest.com.
“Growing up in Roots music I would watch the Grammys and dream of one day taking part,” says Wainwright, whose self-titled album on Ruf Records earned him his nomination. “One morning, I woke up to that dream becoming a reality!”
In addition to his Grammy nomination, Wainwright is nominated for the2019 Independent Blues Awards in the “Best Contemporary Blues CD,” “Best Blues Stage Performance,” “Road Warrior,” “Contemporary Blues Song,” and “Contemporary Blues Band” categories.
The Nashville musician won Pinetop Perkins Piano Player Award at the 2018 Blues Music Awards in Memphis last May. The blues musician’s virtual non-stop touring schedule includes a headlining slot at the famed three-day Big Blues Bender in Las Vegas, where he is confirmed to perform again this September. Rock & Blues Muse voted Victor Wainwright & The Train one of its “Top 20 Blues, Rock & Roots Albums of 2018” while Wainwright’s album finished #1 on the respected Roots Music Report Top Contemporary Blues Album Chart for 2018.
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