Our Story

TrainWreck was established in 2013 when a group of aging gentlemen were looking for ways to provide their spouses the “alone time” they so needed and deserved.  Bowling, dart or pool leagues did not appeal, so the idea to form a band was raised.  Why not?  It did not matter that not one of us had ever been in a band before, or had even played an instrument for that matter.  It was simply the best idea ever hatched!  We would become legends!  This stuff is easy!  After several months of ‘self-taught’ lessons on guitars and drums, it was time to put our new-found skills to the test. A close friend of the group was the chosen audience and it didn’t take long for him to associate the perfect band name to what he had just witnessed. And Trainwreck was born!! The good news is we have improved over the years and more importantly we have added several extremely talented musicians and vocalists to hide our flaws. But if you listen close, you will likely catch one of our famous and beloved Trainwreck moments. Folks, we aren’t perfect, but we are fun.

We play primarily modern country music.  If you hear it on the radio there is a good chance we play it.  We are constantly chasing the new, fun songs. We do mix in a few old country and rock-n-roll songs as well.  The songs that we cover must meet at least 4 but preferably all 5 of the following criteria:

  • The song must be fun
  • The song must be one that everyone knows
  • The song must make people want to shake their feet rapidly
  • The song must make people’s mouths echo its words
  • The song must be about imbibing in your favorite beverage

So that’s us.  We hope you join us for 3-4 hours of fun sometime soon.  And if you do decide to partake in a Trainwreck, just remember “The more you drink, the better we sound!

Upcoming Schedule for TrainWreck 2023 Wrong Side of the Tracks Tour

January 28th, 2023 at 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM: A Full Heart Benefit for Kaily DeFino in Indianola, Iowa
March 25th, 2023 at 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM: Adel Fireman’s Dance at Country Lane Lodge in Adel, Iowa
May 27th, 2023 at 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Russell Street Dance in Russell, Iowa
June 7th, 2023 at 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Iowa Pork Expo at Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa
June 9th, 2023 at 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Friday Night Live on the Square in Indianola, Iowa
July 14th, 2023 at 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM: Captain’s Landing at Rathbun Lake in Moravia, Iowa
July 15th, 2023 at 7:00 PM: Rogue Rodeo at Lucas County Fairgrounds in Chariton, Iowa
July 28th, 2023 at 7:00 PM: Sawyer Brown ft. TrainWreck at Warren County Fair in Indianola, Iowa
July 29th, 2023 at 9:00 PM: Monroe County Fair in Albia, Iowa
August 4th, 2023 at 6:30 PM: Balloon Classic in Indianola, Iowa
August 14th, 2023 at 4:30 PM – 8:00 PM: Jalapeno Pete’s at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa
October 7th, 2023: Private Party
October 14th, 2023 at 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM: Simpson Homecoming at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa
November 4th, 2023: Private Party
November 18th, 2023: Private Party

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