VICTOR WAINWRIGHT has been nominated 7 times for “Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year” at the Blues Music Awards – winning 5 times (2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, & 2020). “Not only is Victor one of the greatest blues piano players in the business, he’s also a world class entertainer and vocalist,” raves BLUES REVUE MAGAZINE. “With the force of a racing locomotive, Wainwright and the Train put together an electrifying, feel-good record with plenty of heart and soul. The musicianship is downright exquisite…” states ROCK AND BLUES MUSE.
Please Note: GRAMMY® Nominated & 7x-Blues Music Award-Winning Pianist/Keyboardist, Vocalist & Songwriter VICTOR WAINWRIGHT & his band THE TRAIN return to Jimmy's! "Wainwright is all about boogie woogie piano, deep soul, and a voice that recalls Dr. John at his best. He is a blues star, a tremendous player" (Chicago Blues Guide). Wainwright is a high-octane, dynamic performer with a large dose of soul. AMERICAN BLUES SCENE describes him as, "a force to be reckoned with on the piano. He IS honky-tonk and boogie, with a dose of rolling thunder. Wainwright's playing is simply beautiful madness." In 2018, Wainwright and his band received a GRAMMY® Nomination for "Best Contemporary Blues Album" for their self-titled work; 'Victor Wainwright and The Train' which reached #1 on the Billboard Blues Album Charts. In 2016, Wainwright won the highly coveted & prestigious "B.B. King Entertainer of the Year" Award, and he and his band were awarded "Band of the Year" at the Blues Music Awards.