Blue Caboose

 Blue Caboose Is:

1.  Blue Caboose began with three songwriters coming together in 2010, in order to give an outlet to the original songs that they had all been writing. At the beginning, there was a lot of experimenting with instrumentation, and song styles, but as time went along, a solid concept began to form, and the group took off with a peculiar force. The 3 part harmony, acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin, harmonica and accordion, as well as various pickup instruments, including kazoos, and an iron skillet, bring to life songs that are deeply rooted in Cincinnati’s jug and string band traditions, but which branch out into all sorts of unexpected directions, making for a show that is lively, unpredictable, touching at times, and always fun.    

2. Smiles, dancing, singing along, clapping hands and stomping feet.

3. The Ohio River Valley, trains, rivers, mountains, farmland, lakes, hiking, canoeing, good food, blue skies and family. 

4. Warm simple pleasures in a world overstimulated with high tech gadgets and machinery. 





They encapsulate a down-home fun time. The jokes don't stop, and the music seems to never end, and you don't want it to.

- Matt Gronholm

Moose's Beard Blog

see the full story here



"This is music to make your socks go up and down."

-Larry Slocum

(Manager of Oxford Farmer's Market and Author of Market Minute Newsletter)


"I would say that their sound is like bluegrass, folk, funk, polka, jazz, and jam rock all had a big orgy. Then, Bluegrass ended up pregnant, not knowing which of the others was the father, and gave birth to Blue Caboose."

- John Baker

owner operator of the Plain Folk Cafe

 Hey there!

Thanks for visiting with us! Make yourself at home and feel free to poke around. And while you're here, don't forget to "like" us on facebook. 

Summertime has collapsed into fall, and we are taking it easy as Sleepy Andy and soundmaiden Kim Tracy prepare for the arrival of their next child. Congratulations to them.


That does not mean that we are on a complete break though...

December 20: A Very Shady Christmas Party

at Shady O'grady's in Loveland. How ugly is your Christmas Sweater? Carols, and lots of Holiday shenanigans on tap for you! Join Us!

Coming up in Jan, Blue Caboose returns to Wunderbar, and Plain Folk Cafe, as well as a jaunt up north to the Canal Public House!

Check out our upcoming shows page for more info.


If you would like to see Blue Caboose at your event, contact us at



 A few selections from the album Modern Limited

Back To Ohio.mp3

Blue Caboose_Modern Limited_12 Swim, Swim, Swim.mp3

Just Me The River And You.mp3

(I Wanna Know My) Farmer's Name.mp3

Blue Caboose_Modern Limited_03 Bad Women.mp3


Blue Caboose's debut song collection, Modern Limited;

Now Available at Shake It, Everybody's Records

and where ever we happen to be. 

Digital Downloads are available on itunes, Amazon, reverbnation and you can look us up on Spotify and Last FM.

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