"Great American Trainwreck came upon us like a locomotive out of control... full of outlaw country, alt-country, and north-western music you oughta know" –American Standard Time
"Full and gracious... great consistency and musicianship" –Divide and Conquer
“Love the classic rock vibe and twangy guitar playing” –Rock the Pigeon Music Blog
"A slow southern rock vibe that reminds me of the Allman Brothers. Sign me up.” –CHILLFILTR
"If you are a fan of roots based music you’re going to find a lot to like about this band." –NW Music Scene
Stephanie Ward – Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars
Chuck Dunklin – Electric Tenor Guitar, Mandolin
Andy Basinger – Keys
Dan Rogers – Electric/Upright Bass
Dave Bush – Drums
Judd Wasserman – Backup Vocals
Based out of Seattle, Washington, Great American Trainwreck was formed in 2016. The group began when former bandmates and lifelong friends got together to share their passion for rootsy Americana. Their music blends southern rock, bluegrass, and classic country. Lyric-driven songs combined with melodic riffs and heavenly harmonies help to define their progressive approach to traditional genres.
GAT released their first album in May 2019. Recorded at Bear Creek Studios, the album featured guest appearances by Danny Barnes (Banjo) and Dave Harmonson (Pedal Steel). Their second album due out in Winter 2021 welcomes guest artists Elijah Clark from The Polyrhythmics (Trombone) and Daniel Lombard from March Fourth (Trumpet) as well as Matt Teske of Vaudeville Etiquette (Pedal Steel).