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John Paul Wright | Music For Modern Railroaders

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Music For Modern Railroaders

by John Paul Wright

Bluegrass folk country; a collection of songs about railroading.
Genre: Country: Country Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. John Henry 2007
4:30 $0.99
2. Nashville Bound
2:38 $0.99
3. The Tempest - Sean Garrison
4:30 $0.99
4. Hub Engineer
2:57 $0.99
5. Cottonwood Local
3:11 $0.99
6. The L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore - Jean Richie
6:57 $0.99
7. My Old Man
4:02 $0.99
8. Jonah's Lullaby
5:32 $0.99
9. Workin'
4:45 $0.99
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Album Notes
This CD is a collection of songs about railroading. I am a Locomotive Engineer for CSX Transportation, working the old L&N line from Louisville to Nashville. I am also a musician. I grew up in a very musical Family. My Grandfather was the lead chanter for the Greek Orthodox Church in Louisville, KY. My father and uncles played folk mass for St. Paul’s Church. The entire Wright side of my family sang for the Social Male Chorus German Club. I bought my first Guitar when I was 14. John Prine was my stepfather’s favorite, so I soon learned all the songs from that record. I started listening to Bluegrass in my 20’s and soon I was hooked. I started fiddling with mandolin and soon started playing banjo.

I wrote some of these songs sitting out on the train. I am a big fan of Good ol’ Kentucky Bluegrass, and this CD reflects that. Long working hours and crazy Union contracts give way for John Henry 2007 and Hub Engineer. The lonesome feeling out on the rails is captured in Nashville Bound and Workin’. The L&N Don’t Stop Here Anymore is perhaps my favorite song. It was written by Kentucky songwriter Jean Richie. If you are a railroader or love trains, this CD is for you. If you like Folky Bluegrass this is a must for your collection.



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Heather Boehlke

I have never been more moved
I have never been more moved by a song, as I was when I had the pleasure of hearing J.P. sing Nashville Bound. It brought back so many memories from when my husband Jared Boehlke worked on the road. I commend J.P. for the music he sings and shares, not only is his music appropriate for all railroaders, it is touching for their families as well. I thank you from the very bottom of my heart also for writing John Henry 2007, all should know about RCO's and how these companies want to run "one man crews" we do need to get together and organize before another family has to suffer a loss as mine has to this technology. I will forever be a fan, keep up the good work! I'll be on the look out for the next CD!

joyce hall wheeler

i remember you when you were so small, judy and marrianne and elaine and i were all members of the knightof saint john and we all hung out together, elaine and i went to school frorm 1st grade to 9th, i hope your family is well and tell them i said hello, good luck and god bless you in your career