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

Chase Your Winter Blues Away

words by Tracy

music by Tracy-Hall-Martin

You know the days are getting shorter

Faster than I can recall

We're coming to cold of Winter

And missing the warm days of Fall.

Now, if you're feeling so unhappy

Because there's less Sun in your day

You just come along with us and

We'll chase your Winter blues away.

Come outside and play!

Chase your Winter blues away!

Snow is falling on the pavement

Cars are sliding down the street

People sliding down the hillside

We'll talk to people that we meet.

We're gonna throw a Winter party

Come on with us and we'll just cruise

Just walk across the frozen valley

You know you've got nothing to lose.

Come outside and play!

Chase your Winter blues away!

You know that everyone's invited

Our party's about love and peace

Goodwill to everyone on Earth and

For all the fighting now to cease.

It doesn't matter 'bout religion

It doesn't matter 'bout your land

Just come along with us and

We'll join each other by the hand.

Come outside and play!

Chase your Winter blues away!

Come outside and play!

Chase your Winter blues away!

 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. 

Coming up this year:

April 17 We All Shrine On: Music of the Beatles to Benefit the Shriner's Hospital at Southgate House Revival

May 2 Kolping Center Derby Day

May8 Pickin' In The Park at Dayton Riverscape Metropark

May 22 Wunderbar

June 6 Metamora Strawberry Days

June 19 Crows Nest

July 31 Plain Folk Cafe

August 7, 8 Canoegrass

September 26 Music in the Mountains, Bryson City, NC

Check out our upcoming shows page for more info.


If you would like to have 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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