Welcome to The Song Train
This is the official web site for "The Song Train" by Harvey
Reid & Joyce Andersen on Woodpecker
The Song Train is now up on iTunes, plus dozens of other legal digital download services, though the content of the book is not available there. These inlude Amazon, eMusic, Rhapsody, CD Baby, Spotify, Napster, MySpace, Liquid Digital, Verizon, Shockhound, Nokia, LastFM, Zune, MediaNet, Tradebit, GreatIndie, Limewire, and ThumbPlay. Now you can buy or listen to all 56 songs! You of course can't get the beautiful color hardback book, but it's great to have the music available for all the world to hear.
Acoustic Guitar Magazine published an extensive teaching article about the Song Train in their Sept 2009 issue that generated a huge amount of interest and new fans. The online article may still be up... Read the complete unedited interview here.
Reid & Andersen are very respected acoustic musicians who created this remarkable project as their 4th
collaboration recording. A 4-CD "boxed set" with an 80-page color hardback book, it is Reid's 20th recording,
and Andersen's 8th.
This web site is devoted to explaining what "The Song Train" is, and
to supporting its mission with extra information, reviews, audio and video, lyrics, chord charts, advice, comments,
questions & answers,
and whatever else makes sense to include.
"The Song Train" was created by musicians to help people who would like to play more music,
and to illuminate the path and to inspire and guide those who feel like they can enrich their lives with some home-made
This 56-song set and book are a collection of 1 and 2-chord songs, arranged and performed with
just an acoustic guitar to drive them. They span a cross-section of American music, and are designed for anyone who
wants to play music. The Song Train is not lessons or instruction, and there are no pre-requisites.
Some of the songs are so easy that they can be performed with just one finger of the left hand! The
list of artists who recorded at least one of these songs is
truly staggering. So if you think that you should be able to bang out a few songs on a guitar and have a good time,
you are probably right, and there is finally a resource to guide you. Grab a guitar and get on board the train...