The Train Wreck Endings

Bourbon Rain

by The Train Wreck Endings

Released 2018
Released 2018
Taking to the road, chasing the winds of change, The Train Wreck Endings wind (and rock) their way through a journey where home is the place you're headed, though you never quite get there, and that's OK.
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The melodies flirt with different genres and the lyrics explore a wide swath of topics, but a central theme is never far from the surface with Andy Hawk and the Train Wreck Endings.


The band’s sixth full-length album, Bourbon Rain, once again exudes the wanderlust of a troubadour, a soul that yearns to be anywhere but here, but still finds solace - and something special - in being nowhere at all.


This collection of …
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Live at the Bitter End

by The Train Wreck Endings

Released 2017
Released 2017
Recorded live on December 18, 2017, at the legendary Bitter End in New York City. Energetic live rock-n-roll.
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"This album captures the Train Wreck Endings in their best environment, the live stage. This is a great live band, and these tracks deliver the experience of being at a show. It's rough and ready, 45 minutes bursting with energy and great original songs - plus, there's a tasty cover of the Who's 'The Kids Are Alright' sprinkled in for good measure. The best live album I've heard in a few years." - Darren Simmons Music …
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Once or Twice (Sun Studio Sessions)

by Andy Hawk & The Train Wreck Endings

Released 2016
Andy Hawk & the Train Wreck Endings
Released 2016
Andy Hawk & the Train Wreck Endings
"Once or Twice" is a rollicking rock-n-roll song recorded at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis.
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The Train Wreck Endings traveled in late March 2016 to Memphis, Tenn., the birthplace of rock-n-roll, to record at the legendary Sun Studio. They walked and sang among the ghosts of Elvis Presley, Howlin' Wolf, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison. They played Jerry Lee Lewis' piano, sat at Larry Mullen, Jr.'s drumset (U2) and soaked in the atmosphere of giants. What the band produced is a single that chugs along a road filled with …
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American Vertigo

by Andy Hawk & the Train Wreck Endings

Released 2015
Released 2015
Ride along with Sal Paradise & Dean Moriarty through truly American landscapes, road trips, characters, dreams, sadness, and joy. A song set about what it's like to be alive in the here and now, all the while paying tribute to all that got you this far.
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FYI about American Vertigo

• Recorded in Austin, Texas, with Merel Bregante, one-time drummer for Loggins & Messina, The Dirt Band, and (most-impressive to me) Steve Martin on his hit “King Tut”…

• Mastered by the legendary Jerry Tubb in Austin @ Terra Nova Digital Mastering.
• Cody Braun of Reckless Kelly played fiddle, harmonica, and mandolin on this album
• Austin-based country singer Sarah Pierce (and her husband Merel Bregante) helped out on backing vocals. Merel played percussion on it.
• …
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Chasing the Sun

by Andy Hawk & the Train Wreck Endings

Released 2014
Released 2014
Leave the rain, head West, touch the ocean, chase the sun, dance and feel alive...
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This song was born of a true story told to songwriter Andy Hawk by a friend. The friend (Kevin) worked for an airline many years ago when it was easy to hop a plane flying stand-by.

Kevin woke up one rainy, dreary weekday morning in Columbus, Ohio, and decided to use his day off to grab a plane headed for Phoenix. Once there, he noticed a plane nearby was boarding for San Diego. He managed …
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Shhh!!!

by The Train Wreck Endings

Released 2014
Andy Hawk & the Train Wreck Endings
Released 2014
Andy Hawk & the Train Wreck Endings
A bluesy Americana album recorded live in the Potomac Falls High School library in November 2013.
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NOTE: Debuted in the iTunes Top 20 downloads!

This album was recorded live in the library of Potomac Falls High School in Sterling, Va., on November 4, 2013, by Chris Murphy of RHL Audio. It leans heavily toward the blues, but includes some rock and Americana sounds, and it features the funky "Rum Talking" (written by Andy Hawk and guitarist Paul Bordelon), which opens the album.

The band set up amps among the bookshelves and managed to finish …
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Sorta Kinda Maybe

by Andy Hawk & the Train Wreck Endings

Released 2013
Released 2013
The band’s fourth album is a happy-sounding mish-mash of rock, pop, blues, and roots music, but it’s held together with a string of lyrics that evoke the heaviness and desperation of striking out on a new path, and the longing, randomness, and freedom of the road. The ambitious 12-song album – which includes an 8-song bonus disc – ultimately depicts the pain and beauty of being alive. It’s joyous and sad and everything between – a perfect road album.
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An album of leaving and staying, of coming and going, of loving and longing, and the wonderful happenstances of life…
Sorta Kinda Maybe – The band’s fourth album is a happy-sounding mish-mash of rock, pop, blues, and roots music, but it’s held together with a string of lyrics that evoke the heaviness and desperation of striking out on a new path, and the longing, randomness, and freedom of the road. The ambitious 12-song album – …
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Another Storyline

by Andy Hawk & the Train Wreck Endings

Released 2011
Andy Hawk & The Train Wreck Endings
Released 2011
Andy Hawk & The Train Wreck Endings
Take a walk through the neighborhood and meet the locals as your hosts serenade you with Americana roots, a bluesy trunk, and an array of styles on the branches...
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This is Hawk's seventh album and third as a member of the Train Wreck Endings. He enlisted Merel Bregante (one-time drummer for Loggins & Messina, The Dirt Band, and on Steve Martin's hit single, "King Tut") to co-produce and mix the CD in Austin, Texas. It was mastered in Austin by Jerry Tubb at Terra Nova Digital Audio. Tubb has mastered works by heavyweights from John Lennon to Willie Nelson.

It's also the first time a …
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Another Roadside Attraction

by Andy Hawk & The Train Wreck Endings

Released 2010
Released 2010
An album where each song is a stop along the highway. "Get the camera, honey, but stay back a little, and don't put your fingers through the fence ..."
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This collection of songs features many different styles (blues, bluegrass, folk, Motown, Latin, beachy, pop), but they all mesh to form a cohesive piece of work that leads you through the backroad freak shows and discoveries of America.

Tin Can Town

by Andy Hawk & the Train Wreck Endings

Released 2009
Andy Hawk & The Train Wreck Endings
Released 2009
Andy Hawk & The Train Wreck Endings
This album is your best night at a great, dive bar where you drink good, cheap beer, get the girl, and wake up with no hangover or regrets.
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The Train Wreck Endings
Andy Hawk - vocals, rhythm guitar
Andy Hawk is a songwriter living in Hamilton, Virginia, but he really misses the North. He's released five CDs of original material. He plays some solo acoustic shows, but also appears with the Train Wreck Endings, a new band of miscreants who have begun peppering the people of Northern Virginia with a mix of the blues, classic rock, and originals. He was born in Pittsburgh …
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