Sat Jul 7 2018

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Funk 'n Waffles Rochester

204 N. Water Street Rochester, NY 14604

$15 Presale | $20 DOS

Ages 18+

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Funk 'n Waffles Presents
Victor Wainwright & the Train w/s/g Doug Woolverton - FnW ROC

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  • Victor Wainwright

    Victor Wainwright



    Though his career began over a decade ago with genuine rock n’ roll honky-tonk, Wainwright has broadened his artistic scope over the years to include music representing virtually every corner of the blues. His insatiable interest in music discovery, sheer love for entertaining and curiosity have led him all around the world, and the resulting perspective is a reflection of his passion for entertaining and creating progressive roots music in an effort to move the art-form forward. Composer, producer, vocalist, and award wining entertainer and piano player; Victor Wainwright is a raucous high-octane, dynamic performer and crowd pleaser with soul to spare. 


    “Wainwright serves as an electrifying guide to a good time-spinning tales, telling his listeners how to beat the blues, and meticulously conjuring raw soul and energy out of his acoustic piano. He displays a sharp sense of humor and a knack for storytelling... every track is brilliant." -Living Blues Magazine

    "Victor Wainwright is a world champion piano player, two times over! Not only is Victor one of the greatest blues piano players in the business, he’s also a world class entertainer and vocalist." - Blues Revue Magazine

    “Victor Wainwright, winner of this year’s Pine Top Perkins Piano Player Award at the BMA’s, is a force to be reckoned with on a piano. He IS honky-tonk and boogie, with a dose of rolling thunder. Wainwright’s playing is simply beautiful madness.” -American Blues Scene

    “Savannah, GA native Victor Wainwright is all about boogie woogie piano, deep soul, and a voice that recalls Dr. John at his best. He is a blues star, a tremendous player.” -Chicago Blues Guide



    • 2017 BMA Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year
    • 2016 BMA BB King Entertainer & Band of the Year
    • 2016 Blues Blast Contemporary Blues Album of the Year
    • 2016 Cover of the The Blues Festival Guide
    • 2016 Top #10 Billboard
    • 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise Performer (Solo & Band)
    • 2017, 2016, 2015 Big Blues Bender Performer in Las Vegas
    • 2014 & 2013 BMA Pinetop Piano Player of the Year
    • 2013 Blues Blast Award “New Artist Debut Release” Southern Livin’
    • 300+ Days a Year Touring 2012-2013
    • Top #10 Billboard May 2013 “Easy Livin’”
    • Top 10 Billboard Debut March 2013 “Easy Livin’”
    • 2013 Blues Blast Music Award “Sean Costello Rising Star” Nominee
    • 2013 Blues Blast Music Award “Blues Band of the Year” Southern Hospitality
  • Doug Woolverton

    Doug Woolverton


    When it comes to Doug Woolverton, everyone wants to know how he creates his tone, how he is able to get them off their feet! Whether you are in awe, or amazement; you will wonder how this single trumpeter will move you in a way you never expected. Yeah, he’s that good; and good natured too! When you see him, you’ll see and hear his secret weapon. It’s so secret, we can’t tell you here!

    Professional musician, composer, and band leader, Doug Woolverton, has been cultivating his smooth, soulful, yet energetic trumpet sound for audiences around the world becoming one of the most in demand, versatile trumpeters of his generation. Hailing from Northern State University (Aberdeen SD) receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Trumpet performance, Doug honed in on his skills of soulful soloing, songwriting, recording, and arranging. His mentor and trumpet teacher, Dr. Grant Manhart, helped focus Doug’s sound and beautiful tone which has led to his full time career performing over 280 shows around the world each year. He’s in high demand! You may see him performing with his own band, the Groove Merchants, or alongside artists such: Aretha Franklin, Warren Haynes, Gov't Mule, John Scofield, Roomful of Blues, They Might Be Giants, The Temptations, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Donnie, Dacus, Jerry Jemmott, Bernard Purdie, Delbert McClinton, Victor Wainwright, Shemekia Copeland, Samantha Fish, James Cotton, Tab Benoit, Tony Coleman, Jim Pugh, J. Geils, Johnny Vidacovich, John Herrington, Shari Puorto, Carl Fischer, Curt Ramm, Kenni Holmen, Duke Robillard, Jimmy Haslip, Eric Bloom, (also see Discography), and other notable artists.

    Doug is a delight to listen to and work with because of his ability to play many different styles of music. From creating melodic phrasing, composing and arranging horn lines, to his superb improvisational skills. His sound says it all! Is he for hire with your band or recordings? You bet! (see Contact page).

    In 2008 Doug joined the internationally known, 5-time Grammy nominated blues band, Roomful of Blues, and has recorded on their two latest albums, “Hook, Line, and Sinker” and “45 LIVE”. He performed internationally with this legendary band from 2008-2017.

    In 2015 Doug joined New York City based band, Beginnings. This CHICAGO Tribute band, performs around the Nation, bringing you the greatest hits of the band- Chicago. He is a current, full-time member of this top shelf tribute band.

    In 2017-2018 Doug has joined Victor Wainwright and his band, The Train and will be touring all over the USA. Stay tuned!!!

    Notable awards and nominations:
    Wang Dang Doodle award- Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise
    Blues Music Award-"This Time for Real"-Billy Price/Otis Clay
    Inducted into the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame- Roomful of Blues
    Boston Music Award- Roomful of Blues

Funk 'n Waffles Presents

Victor Wainwright & the Train w/s/g Doug Woolverton - FnW ROC

Sat Jul 7 2018 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

Funk 'n Waffles Rochester Rochester NY
Victor Wainwright & the Train w/s/g Doug Woolverton - FnW ROC
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$15 Presale | $20 DOS Ages 18+