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The premier tribute to Woodstock 1969
 

CJ West and The Downtown Train

CJ West and The Downtown Train plays country, rock, rhythm & blues and "whatever!"  They LIKE so many different styles of music, it would be a shame to limit what they play to one genre. The Downtown Train plays kickin' country music, classic and modern.  Most of the band has rock and roll roots so mixing that in was a no-brainer.  Then.....there's a lot of great other stuff out there.....and decades' worth!  CJ West and The Downtown Train is always taking you somewhere! Sometimes they take you to summer country concerts, line-dancing parties or redneck weekends.  Other times, they mix up a whole brew of music to keep everybody dancing.  Lately, The Train take crowds to Woodstock, a tribute to the bands who graced the stage at Woodstock 1969.  Whatever trip they're taking you on, The Downtown Train's talented instrumentalists and well-blended voices add up to a unique, danceable and fun musical experience!

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Caboose with Old Friends, Gerry & Fred a

Modern Country and Traditional Favorites

A Trip on The Train2 W Gerry and Fred
A Trip on The Train2 W Gerry and Fred

The ultimate tribute to the bands that graced the stage at Woodstock 1969

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Daniel1 with Logo

The Downtown Train plays Country, Rock, Rhythm & Blues and 'Whatever'!

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Caboose with Old Friends, Gerry & Fred a

Modern Country and Traditional Favorites

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Durham Fair 2018 With Logo for FB Events
Johnly West, Steve Hodgetts, or Joe Liseo
   - Drums
    - Vocals
Guy Wallis
    - Keyboards
    - Harmonica
    - Mandolin
    - Guitar
    - Bass
    - Vocals
    - Drums
    - 'Whatever'
Christine West
    - Vocals
    - Percussion
    - Keyboard
Gerry Giaimo
    - Electric Guitar
    - Acoustic Guitar
    - Vocals
    - Other Stuff
Fred O'Brien
    - Bass Guitar
    - Vocals
Dan Durham Fair 2014.jpg

Dan Valente is always with us on stage.

Schedule of Show Dates

 

Ross Hill Park Family Campground

Saturday, May 29, 2021 -

7:00 to 10:00 PM

170 Ross Hill Road, Lisbon, CT

860-376-9606

Come celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with us for a night of country, rock, rhythm & blues (and whatever!) at Ross Hill.  We will be rocking great dance music from several eras and genres.

Ross Hill on Facebook

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Winchester Cafe
Sunday, July 11 - 3:00 to 6:00 PM
1374 Portland-Cobalt Road, Portland, CT
860-342-0224
We're really excited to be back at The Winchester after this long Covid hiatus.  Come on down.  We can't wait to see you!


 

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Music at The Mansion

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 6:30 ~ 8:15-ish PM

(We've waited TWO YEARS to play this show!!)

Wadsworth Mansion

421 Wadsworth Street, Middletown, CT​

(Rain Date TBD)

Take TRIP on The Train to Woodstock 1969!

CJ West and The Downtown Train will be taking you on trip through time with a tribute to the bands that graced the stage at Woodstock in 1969.  Relive moments that made rock and roll history…..the sights, the sounds and the songs.  The Who, Janis Joplin, CSN, Jimi Hendrix, Melanie, The Grateful Dead, and Santana to name a few.  Anyone who was there…or wishes they had been, is going to love this TRIP on The Train!  Get out your headbands, love-beads, tie-dyeds, bell bottoms, peace signs, ALL that "hippie" stuff and immerse yourself into Woodstock 1969. 

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Branford High Class Reunion (Private Event)

Saturday, August 7, 2021 - 5:30 to 11:00 PM

Donovan's Reef Restaurant

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Ross Hill Park Family Campground

Saturday, September 4, 2021 -

7:00 to 10:00 PM

170 Ross Hill Road, Lisbon, CT

860-376-9606

Come celebrate Labor Day Weekend with us for a night of country, rock, rhythm & blues (and whatever!) at Ross Hill.  We will be rocking great dance music from several eras and genres.

Ross Hill on Facebook

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The Durham Fair – Center Stage

Friday, September 24, 2021 – 4:30 to 6 PM

Durham Fair Grounds, Durham, CT

Please watch Durham Fair schedule for changes.

 

VIDEO

A compilation of 5 songs - Country - Rock - Rhythm & Blues and 'Whatever'!

A TRIP on The Train To Woodstock 1969 - Piece of My Heart - Live

Bob Aresti - Transformation to Woodstock 1969 - Star Spangled Banner - Live at TheDurham Fair

CJ West and The Downtown Train - Good Woman's Gone - Live

To see all CJ West and The Downtown Train videos, see Youtube at CJ West and The Downtown Train.

CJ West and The Downtown Train - Take Me In Your Arms - Live

 
 

AUDIO CLIPS OF OUR MUSIC

Country

Mama's Broken HeartCover of Miranda Lambert
00:00
Country Girl, Shake ItCover of Luke Bryan
00:00
Neon MoonCover of Brooks & Dunn
00:00
PontoonCover of Little Big Town
00:00
Chicken FriedCover of Zac Brown Band
00:00
455 RocketCover of Kathy Mattea
00:00
Everything I Shouldn't Be Thinking AboutCover of Thompson Square
00:00
DoneCover of The Band Perry
00:00

Woodstock 1969

Find the Cost of FreedomCover of Crosby Stills & Nash
00:00
Piece of My HeartCover of Janis Joplin
00:00
Star Spangled BannerCover of SSB, Jimi-Hendrix-Style
00:00
White RabbitCover of Jefferson Airplane
00:00
Suite: Judy Blue EyesCover of Crosby Stills & Nash
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Lay DownCover of Melanie
00:00
Mama TriedCover of Grateful Dead (M. Haggard)
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Behind Blue EyesCover of The Who
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PLACES WE'VE PLAYED

Click the 'Download Press Kit' button to view and save all of the documents that we present to you in our hard-copy promotional folder.  Then, listen to audio clips on the 'Music' page, watch videos on the 'Videos' page and you've got the whole Downtown Train picture!

(Includes What Shows We Play, Who We Are, Where Our Media Can Be Found, Artists We Cover, Places We've Played, Comments and Testimonials From Happy Venues, News Items.)

Press Kit
 

CJ West and The Downtown Train

Booking

Call Chris at 860-538-3897

 

 

 

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