Freightrain Live Recording

Sun. Jan 31, 2016 at 4:00pm EST
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Price: $10.00
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Freightrain Live Recording

Sportsmens Tavern is proud to present Freightrain Live Recording.


The public is invited to be part of the live album recording of “Freightrain,” featuring Robert “Freightrain”  Parker at The Sportsmen’s Tavern, 326 Amherst Street in Buffalo, New York, on January 31, 2016 at 4 PM.

Robert “Freightrain” Parker is a native of Buffalo, New York and a 2015 Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Inductee. Being brought up in a musical family peaked his passion for music at an early age. At around 13 years old, he began to play gigs with Brother Kenny on sax, and Dad on guitar – mostly house gigs, but also at Dad’s gigs in between sets. Although heavily influenced by jazz and rhythm & blues heard growing up, he developed his own rhythm and style that is unique and hard to match. He was quickly established on the Buffalo music scene as a well known and sought after bass player. His booming rapid fire licks earned him the name “Freightrain” from New York musicians as he always leaps into the depths of the rhythm section with the strength of a Train.

Parker moved to Florida in the mid 90’s ready for new challenges. With help from friend and mentor Johnny “Clyde” Copeland, Parker was connected with internationally acclaimed blues artist Rock Bottom, whom he recorded with and toured with over much of the late 90’s. His mainstay status on the Tampa Bay blues scene was established, as “Freightrain” was not only known for his bass playing, but also for his soulful lead and powerful backup vocals.

Parker has also toured internationally with Texas bluesman Sherman Robertson, Chief James Billie, and over the past several years has toured both the U.S. and Canada with award winning Canadian artist Paul Reddick and his band the Sidemen. More recently he has been seen filling in with Big Bill Morganfield, the son of legendary blues man Muddy Waters. He also has been the go-to for touring musicians passing through WNY – Joe Beard, Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, Mike Morgan and The Local Legendary Members of Raven and more...

Currently, Robert can be found on the local Buffalo music scene with The Willie Haddath Band and his many local talented guests with his own Project “Freightrain.” This Live Recording event will be the debut album for “Freightrain.” Learn more at

Tickets for this event are $10 and are available online at or by calling 1-888-71-TICKETS.

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Sportsmens Tavern 326 Amherst Street
Buffalo, NY 14207