On Baghdad by the Bay, August 11: Interview with Trainwreck Riders

11 08 2011

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Trainwreck Riders
The Trainwreck Riders are a rock ‘n’ roll country band from San Francisco. Singer Pete Frauenfelder grew up in Bernal Heights, and brothers Steve (drummer) and Andrew Kerwin (guitar) grew up in the Richmond District, starting their band in their basement during high school, they have had a number of bassists. In October of 2008 Shawn “Boof” Wyman joined as permanent bassist. Trainwreck Riders are also often joined at local shows by “Cayenne” Dan Massie on Dobro and lap steel. Forming in the early winter of 2000 the band was originally called Rockin’ Chair, but eventually had to rename in 2004 because of another band of the same name. Apparently, the Kerwin boys’ mother came up with the name Trainwreck Riders.




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