Victor Wainwright The Piana From Savannah Thrilled At Rockstar Windsor

The “Piana from Savannah” Victor Wainwright and his band the Train thrilled a near capacity crowd at Rockstar Music Hall on Friday March 29, during a concert hosted by the Canada South Blues Society.

The world champion piano player, known for his boogie woogie style blues, performed two solid sets for an appreciative crowd in support of his latest release “Victor Wainwright and the Train”. Nominated for a Grammy this year for Best Contemporary Blues Album, Wainwright played songs from his full catalogue of music and had the crowd up dancing to several of them.

Victor Wainwright

Victor Wainwright performing at Rockstar Music Hall in Windsor, Ontario, as part of the Canada South Blues Society Concert Series on March 29, 2019. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

A very animated performer, Wainwright is a treat to see, his energy is contagious to anyone who attends one of his shows. A highlight of the performance was a cover of Louie Prima’s “I Wanna Be Like You” from Disney’s Jungle Book. Wainwright said as a child he watched cartoons like any other kid, but they were the good ones!

Victor Wainwright and the Train

Victor Wainwright and his band The Train performing at Rockstar Music Hall in Windsor, Ontario, as part of the Canada South Blues Society Concert Series on March 29, 2019. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

Bassist Terrence "Sweet Tea" Grayson

Victor Wainwright and The Train bassist Terrence “Sweet Tea” Grayson performing at Rockstar Music Hall in Windsor, Ontario, as part of the Canada South Blues Society Concert Series on March 29, 2019. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

Guitarist Pat Harrington

Victor Wainwright and The Train guitarist Pat Harrington performing at Rockstar Music Hall in Windsor, Ontario, as part of the Canada South Blues Society Concert Series on March 29, 2019. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

Drummer Billy Dean

Victor Wainwright and The Train drummer Billy Dean performing at Rockstar Music Hall in Windsor, Ontario, as part of the Canada South Blues Society Concert Series on March 29, 2019. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

Victor Wainwright

Victor Wainwright performing at Rockstar Music Hall in Windsor, Ontario, as part of the Canada South Blues Society Concert Series on March 29, 2019. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

Victor Wainwright

Victor Wainwright performing at Rockstar Music Hall in Windsor, Ontario, as part of the Canada South Blues Society Concert Series on March 29, 2019. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

Michael McCann

Canada South Blues Society President Michael McCann at Rockstar Music Hall in Windsor, Ontario, on March 29, 2019. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

For more information about Victor Wainwright visit http://victorwainwright.com

The Canada South Blues Society is set to host another incredible Blues act both in Windsor and Chatham featuring 27 year old fiery head turning saxophonist, vocalist, and songwriter Vanessa Collier (Apr. 27).

For more information about the Canada South Blues Society please visit http://www.bluessociety.ca

Photos by Dan Boshart

Dan Boshart is a talented photographer from Windsor, Ontario, who is looking forward to spending more time on concert photography when he retires from his full time job in the automotive industry. In addition to shooting bands, he has an interest in travel, architectural and street photography. Some of Dan’s photos can be viewed on Instagram and he can be followed on Twitter or his 27th Floor Photography Facebook Page.