Sol Driven Train’s music weaves through genres. The band’s playful sonic schizophrenia absorbs songwriting influences like John Prine and Paul Simon, Afro-Caribbean rhythmic explorations, and funky New Orleans-style brass into earnest songs of life, love, loss and long johns. The versatile five-piece band, based in Charleston, SC, features rotating lead vocalists and multi-instrumental talent spread across horns, strings, keyboards and percussion. Combining rich varieties of American pop and folk music into their own brass-kickin’ roots-rock sound, Sol Driven Train has carved out a unique musical identity within the Jam and Americana music scene.
Named “2011 Rock Band of the Year,” “2012 Jam Band of the Year” and “2013 World/Groove/Reggae Band of the Year” by the Charleston City Paper, and “On the Verge” by Relix Magazine in January 2012, Sol Driven Train is an independent band breaking into the national spotlight. 2016 saw the release of Sol Driven Train’s Sunday, the band’s first album to feature bassist Matty Thompson and pianist Ross Bogan. Drawing influence from years of experience on the road and their surrogate home in the US Virgin Islands, Sunday is Sol Driven Train’s most comprehensive album to date. 2018 will mark the band’s ninth full-length album.