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Johnly West
   - Drums
    - Harmonica
    - Acoustic Guitar
    - Vocals
Guy Wallis
    - Keyboards
    - Harmonica
    - Mandolin
    - Guitar
    - Bass
    - Vocals
    - Drums
    - 'Whatever'
Christine West
    - Vocals
    - Percussion
    - Keyboard
Larry Flanigan
    - Bass Guitar
    - Vocals
    - Drums
Bob Aresti
    - Electric Guitar
    - Acoustic Guitar
    - Vocals

Dan Valente is always with us on stage.

Schedule of Show Dates

 

The Hayloft Lounge at Lone Oak Campground

Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 7:00 to 11:00

360 Norfolk Road, East Canaan, CT 06024

(860) 824-7051

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The Thirsty Gull (formerly June's Outback Pub)

Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 8:00 - 12:00

184 Route 81, Killingworth, CT​

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Rail 99

Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 7:30 to 11:30pm

1 Wall Street, Cromwell, CT​

860-807-3733

The Train meets the Rail, once again!

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Winchester Cafe

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 8:00 to 12:00

1374 Portland-Cobalt Road, Portland, CT

860-342-0224

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Ross Hill Park Family Campground

Saturday, May 23 - 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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Beacon Hose Co. 1 Carnival - POSTPONED

Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 6:30 to 10:00 PM

Beacon Falls, CT

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Branford High Class Reunion (Private Event)

Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 5:30 to 11:00 PM

Donovan's Reef Restaurant

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Music at The Mansion

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 6:30 ~ 8:15-ish PM

(We've waited a YEAR to play this show!!)

Wadsworth Mansion

421 Wadsworth Street, Middletown, CT​

(Rain Date will be August 5, 2020)

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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Barn Dance with The Cheshire Horse Council!

Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 3:00 PM

19 Pine Brook Court, Cheshire, CT

Details to follow

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The Thirsty Gull (formerly June's Outback Pub)

Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 8:00 - 12:00

184 Route 81, Killingworth, CT​

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The Hayloft Lounge at Lone Oak Campground

Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 7:00 to 11:00

360 Norfolk Road, East Canaan, CT 06024

(860) 824-7051

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Winchester Cafe

Friday, August 21, 2020 - 8:00 to 12:00

1374 Portland-Cobalt Road, Portland, CT

860-342-0224

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Little City Campground

Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 7:00 to 10:00 PM

741 Little City Rd, Higganum, CT 06441

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Summer Concerts in the Courtyard at Benchmark Senior Living

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 

6:30 to 8:00 PM-ish

35 Hamden Hills Drive, Hamden, CT

The public is welcome!

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Ross Hill Park Family Campground

Saturday, September 5, 2020 - 7 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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Lyman Orchards Harvest Music Festival & Craft Beer and Cider TastingBenefit Event for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Sunday, September 6, 2020

32 Reeds Gap Road, Middlefield, CT

The Downtown Train plays from 4:00 to 5:00 PM

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The Durham Fair!

Thursday, Sept 24, 2020 - 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Center Stage

Durham Fair Grounds, Durham, CT

Please watch Durham Fair schedule for changes.

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The Thirsty Gull (formerly June's Outback Pub)

Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 8:00 - 12:00

184 Route 81, Killingworth, CT​

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Winchester Cafe

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 8:00 to 12:00

1374 Portland-Cobalt Road, Portland, CT

860-342-0224

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The Thirsty Gull (formerly June's Outback Pub)

Saturday, December 5, 2020 - 8:00 - 12:00

184 Route 81, Killingworth, CT​

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Winchester Cafe

Friday, December 18, 2020 - 8:00 to 12:00

1374 Portland-Cobalt Road, Portland, CT

860-342-0224

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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 Heart
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  • Cover of Miranda Lambert
00:00 / 00:00
  • Country Girl, Shake It
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  • Cover of Luke Bryan
00:00 / 00:00
  • Neon Moon
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  • Cover of Brooks & Dunn
00:00 / 00:00
  • Pontoon
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  • Cover of Little Big Town
00:00 / 00:00
  • Chicken Fried
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  • Cover of Zac Brown Band
00:00 / 00:00
  • 455 Rocket
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  • Cover of Kathy Mattea
00:00 / 00:00
  • Everything I Shouldn't Be Thinking About
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  • Cover of Thompson Square
00:00 / 00:00
  • Done
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  • Cover of The Band Perry
00:00 / 00:00

Woodstock 1969

  • Find the Cost of Freedom
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  • Cover of Crosby Stills & Nash
00:00 / 00:00
  • Piece of My Heart
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  • Cover of Janis Joplin
00:00 / 00:00
  • Star Spangled Banner
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  • Cover of SSB, Jimi-Hendrix-Style
00:00 / 00:00
  • White Rabbit
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  • Cover of Jefferson Airplane
00:00 / 00:00
  • Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
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  • Cover of Crosby Stills & Nash
00:00 / 00:00
  • Lay Down
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  • Cover of Melanie
00:00 / 00:00
  • Mama Tried
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  • Cover of Grateful Dead (M. Haggard)
00:00 / 00:00
  • Behind Blue Eyes
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  • Cover of The Who
00:00 / 00:00
 
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
 

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