Los Train Wreck - with a history as one of Northern California’s most talented show-up-and-jam bands - is versatile, rootsy, gutsy and just plain fun. Serving up a heady brew of rock n' roll, country, bluegrass, and r & b since 1992, Los Train Wreck features David Phillips on pedal steel guitar and vocals, Sam Barry on keyboards, harmonica, and vocals, joined by Todd Swenson on lead guitar, Peter Tucker, drums, and Paul Olguin on bass and vocals.
With stellar song-crafting, captivating arrangements, humor, pathos, and prodigious talent, Los Train Wreck weaves their spell with enough raw energy to transport and delight you. There is nothing like experiencing Los Train Wreck in live performance. Author/columnist Sam Barry (brother of humorist Dave Barry) has been featured as a guest on radio stations nation-wide. The band has had what Sam calls the "dubious honor" of recording music with dozens of authors, including Amy Tan, Ben Fong-Torres, Norman Mailer, Maya Angelou, and former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich.
Los Train Wreck's performances feature special surprise guests who often as not show up & climb aboard as Los Train Wreck powers its way through some of the most boundary-bending, foot-stompin’ music you’re likely to enjoy this year.
David Phillips: musical director, pedal steel guitar, vocals