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great live band

Went to see them at the shout it loud tour with less than jake, goldfinger, and suburban legends. Great band, good sound, and all of them are really chill. I'd recommend seeing them live because honestly I think it sounds better, but for someone whos just going to buy the cd or a couple songs I recommend Please Forgive Me or For the First Time.

Great Album!!!

This album is great. From his sweet voice to the great backing music, everything is flawless. They are also great live, and i strongly reccomend that you see them.

One of the best ska albums of all time

I need to sit on a disc before I can say it's a classic. This disc is still going strong after two years on regular rotation, and it's most definately a classic. If Westbound Train released this 10 years ago, it would be right up there with the best releases of bands like The Slackers and Hepcat. The fact that Transition only has two reviews is proof positive that ska is truly dead and no one is paying attention. Too bad...


Formed: 2001 in Boston, MA

Genre: World

Years Active: '00s

Boston-based Westbound Train play a modern take on '60s-era reggae and ska with touches of jazz, soul, blues, Motown, and even rock. The septet was originally comprised of Obi Fernandez (vocals/trombone), Jesse Hayes (drums), Cory Williams (guitar), Thad Merritt (bass), Rich Graiko (trumpet), Gideon Blumenthal (keyboards), and Josh Cohen (sax). They released two independent albums, 2002's Searching for a Melody (re-released in 2003 on Megalith) and 2004's Five to Two, before a demo tape made its...
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