NORTH CONWAY NH – Though his career began over a decade ago with genuine rock n’ roll honky-tonk, Wainwright has broadened his artistic scope over the years to include music representing virtually every corner of the roots music world. His insatiable interest in music discovery, sheer love for entertaining and curiosity have led him all around the world, and the resulting perspective is a reflection of his passion for entertaining and creating progressive roots music in an effort to move the art-form forward. Composer, producer, vocalist, and award wining entertainer and piano player; Victor Wainwright is a raucous high-octane, dynamic performer and crowd pleaser with soul to spare.The name of Victor Wainwright’s band – and the sleeve image of their albums – is also the most fitting of metaphors. In music folklore, the train might have associations with the freight-hopping bluesmen of yore, but with this restless boogie-woogie innovator stoking the furnace, Wainwright is a charging locomotive – surging forward, crashing through boundaries of genre, sweeping up fresh sounds and clattering headlong past the doubters.
As the man himself hollers in the ivory-pounding track, The Train: “If you wanna boogie get aboard the train/Get yourself a ticket or get out of the way…” At a sweet-spot in his career, where most established stars would rest on their laurels, Victor Wainwright & The Train instead rips up all that has gone before, pricking up ears in a sterile music industry and stretching the concept of roots in bold directions. Among his numerous accolades: Wainwright has won six total Blues Music Awards, charted #1 on the Top 10 in the U.S. Billboard and was Nominated for a 2019 GRAMMY.
OPENING ACT AT 6 PM: Willow Carter (Winner of the 2022 WMWV Local Song of the Year Contest)
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: This is an outdoor concert at the base of the North Slope at Cranmore Mountain. Our concerts are ‘rain or shine’ with the exception of rare circumstances, so concertgoers are advised to come prepared as they would to any outdoor event. Please note that Cranmore Mountain has a strict ‘No Dogs Except Service Dogs’ policy. Seating is not provided at the venue, so concertgoers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on the property. Select food and beers are available for purchase on the Zip’s Pub deck. Parking is free. For more information please visit www.artsjubilee.org.
Arts Jubilee is a non-profit organization that presents an outdoor 5-concert series every summer at Cranmore Mountain Resort in North Conway, New Hampshire. Our mission since being established in 1983 has been “To bring world-class, live music performances to the valley normally found only in metropolitan areas, and to present an ‘Artist in the Schools’ program to area schools, annually.”