It’s some of the fastest bluegrass flat-picking I’ve ever done, this music on the 6-string guitar. Haven’t had cause to tell The Phantom Train of Marshall’s Pass in a couple of decades, but since I’m exhuming the corpse of this tale and adding new fictional flesh to it, the music needs to be re-crafted, too.
Been at it for weeks now, since I’m making a live recording of my ghost and horror stories at Grendel’s Den this coming Sunday the 29th, and the Phantom Train is waiting along with the other tales.
It’s the story of Edward Malloy, the guilt-ridden engineer who drives his passenger train over the Great Divide in Colorado. Long ago, drunk at a switch in Pennsylvania, he let a train take the wrong rails in a snowstorm. A hundred souls died. Now he’s the engineer, and he’s seeing things during his night run, things no man should see.
Come enjoy this hellaciously entertaining story, along with others, at Grendel’s Den in Cambridge MA. Seating begins at 5 pm. Grab yourself a stiff drink and some spooky specialty menu items and prepare to be creeped out. At least I’ll do my best.
Heartpounders: Halloween Tales of Horror
Sunday October 29th at 5 pm at Grendel’s Den, Cambridge MA
Tickets are $15 tables and $10 at the bar.