Late for the Train is a modern string band rooted in American folk and bluegrass music. Infused with the honest depth of the coastal redwood forests and the heartfelt community of Northern California, the group provides a playful and poignant musical experience that uplifts the spirit and rouses the soul.
Travel back to a time of hearthside storytelling with these California natives, reveling in the rich traditions of Americana, bluegrass, folk, and Celtic music. Their dynamic songwriting is inspired by influences such as Kate Wolf, The Wood Brothers, John Hartford, and Nickel Creek.
The core ensemble includes songwriters and multi-instrumentalists David Pascoe (guitar), Laura Benson (fiddle), Thom Beneduci (stand-up bass), and Bud Dillard (mandolin). They’ll be joined at Gravenstein Apple Fair by Kasey Warner on drums. The band’s skillful craftsmanship meets tender harmonies and potent lyrics that grapple with all the wonder, contradiction, and truth of living in the modern age. Their second album, The Flowers of Yesteryear, is set for release in early 2024.