Bow Thayer and Perfect Trainwreck
Bow aims to forge new sonic frontiers and Perfect Trainwreck (which one writer suggests "will become Vermont's third nationally acclaimed rock band") carries that vision to far off destinations. Having played with such music luminaries as Levon Helm, John Hiatt, Booker T, and Ringo Starr, the band has seen its fair share of travel across these United States of America and the World at large and plan to do more while supporting their records of facts, analogies and metaphors.
They have been known to throw one hell of a party, too. Maybe you have heard of Tweed River Music Festival? Bow and his band of brothers devote their lives to spreading music wherever they go and hope you have the chance to catch an earful.
Bow Thayer has been singing and writing songs for as long as he can remember. Making music is who he is. He has lived up to his "reputation as a sublimely gifted artist" by pursuing a creative vision that seeks to lead Americana music into the future. Finally gaining national recognition, American Songwriter Magazine says this "onetime Levon Helm compatriot is the best artist to come from New England in recent years."
Bow made a name for himself in Boston with 7 League Boots, a rock/reggae band that shared the stage with the likes of Fugazi, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Pearl Jam. Fifteen years ago he made a life-altering decision to leave the city for the Green Mountains of Vermont. It was there that he explored the Delta blues playing slide guitar for the original Elbow and began a relationship with the banjo—both in the bluegrass group, The Benders, and on his own—that continues to this day.
His current group, Bow Thayer & Perfect Trainwreck, released their third record "Eden", that was co-produced with three time Grammy-winning engineer Justin Guip, to critical acclaim on March 5, 2013. Comprised of a failed painter, some lousy carpenters, and a piano tuner, these artists cultivate progressive yet soulful mountain music for the general public's consumption with an electric banjo, various other string instruments, used parts found in drums, and a keen eye for the human condition.