Songs about trains

Songs About Trains is a hybrid performance work that uses music as a way into these stories and explores the role of the railroad in America’s rise to becoming a global superpower.

Music Director and Performer, Trevor New


The creation of the US Rail system involved millions of people from many cultures that have existed in the US zeitgeist. From the Southern Black American experience to White Appalachian, Irish immigrants, Chinese Immigrants, Mexican Immigrants, Native Americans, and more, each culture at some point had their hands on the rails, spikes, ties, and engines that connected all the states and territories, and most had a song or two to sing about the experience.

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