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Our follow up to the debut Album Freightrain Live" We have released "Outside Ourselves", a studio recording with all original songs. We are working hard to promote the album here in the United States and Overseas in the summer/fall of 2017. Look forward to seeing you all out there at a show!

Give a Listen to our Title Track - Outside Ourselves - (Parker, Lougen) ©2017

Freightrain's Christmas Jam & Toy Drive 

News Release ...... 

Buffalo Based Blues Band “Freightrain” and Special Guests Prepare for Christmas Jam and 7th Annual Toy Drive for Native American Youth 

“Preparations for the annual event this year will be held at the Armor Inn Tap Room in Hamburg, NY are underway. This is the seventh consecutive year the charitable occasion has taken place." 

Each year around the same time, the toy drive is held to collect new and unwrapped toys for on & off territory Native youth. “The event started out with my assisting a friend, Darryl Tonemah, after which I continued on my own and expanded in our area” states Robert Parker, the organizer of this year’s festivities. The toys collected at the drive are personally distributed by Parker to four Territories and two Family Service Agencies in Western New York. There is no cash cover charge to attend the event just a new or unwrapped toy must be donated. 

The event coordinator, Buffalo, NY resident and award winning musician Robert Parker p/k/a Robert “Freightrain” Parker is a Hall-of-Fame inductee, who recently received an award for Best Blues Album of the Year at The Indigenous Music Awards. He, along with his band Freightrain & The Union will be performing at the Christmas Jam along with a special guest appearances TBA and Sarah Parker will be opening the show. 

States Parker, “monetary donations are also welcome. Through our Celebrating Elijah Foundation, we use these donations to provide instruments and lessons for Native Youth. We just recently identified a young Native boy who will become a recipient. We will provide him with a guitar, amp and music lessons.” 

The seventh annual toy drive and the monetary donations received through the Celebrating Elijah Foundation make for a truly altruistic event in Hamburg and all are invited to participate. 


Armor Inn Tap Room 
5381 Abbott Road 
Hamburg, NY 14075 


Freightrain"s Tribute to The Allman Brothers Band PART II 


"The Road Goes on Forever" - Freightrain's Tribute to The Allman Brothers Band... 

Robert "Freightrain" Parker - Bass 
Grace Lougen - Guitar 
Greg Leech - Organ 
Damone Jackson - Drums 
Mark Porter - Vocals 
Pat Harrington - Guitar 
Ryan Nogle - Drums 
Jeffrey Meyer Fischer -Piano 
Griffin Brady - Percussion 

Saturday December 22, 2018 
The Town Ballroom 
681 Main Street 
Buffalo, NY 

$10/$15 day of show 

Don't Miss Out Last Show Sold Out!

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Freightrain Nominated for Three NAMMY'S 

Special Announcement!

Freightrain is proud to announce that our recent album “Outside Ourselves” has been nominated in three categories at the upcoming 2018 Native American Music Awards. The band will be performing at the event held Friday, October 12th at the Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls.

Winners are determined through popular vote so we urge you to do so at:


Be sure to vote for us for...

-New or Debut Artist of the Year,

-Best Blues Recording ("Outside Ourselves")


-Best Music Video Recording (Performance) ("Outside Ourselves") 


As always we very much appreciate your support and hope to see you at the show!


Freightrain"s Tribute to The Allman Brothers Band 

Thursday December 21, 2017 
"Howlin' At The Tralf" Presents 
"The Road Goes On Forever" 
A Tribute To The Allman Brothers 

6pm Doors | 7pm Show 
$10 Advance / $12 Day Of Show 
General Admission Event 
21+ Admitted 

Robert "Freightrain" Parker presents "The Road Goes On Forever": A Tribute to The Allman Brothers. A once in a lifetime collaboration of some of the region's best musicians paying tribute to the iconic band and their legendary catalog of classics. 

Featuring: Robert "Freightrain" Parker, Grace Lougen, Greg Leech, Damone Jackson, Pat Harrington, Ryan Nogle, Geraldo Castillo, Mark Porter, and Sarah Parker. An incredible lineup of players!


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