The trumpeter is part of the award-nominated band Victor Wainwright and the Train
NEWPORT — If you’re wondering what trumpeter Doug Woolverton is up to these days, well, it’s quite a lot.
Woolverton left Rhode Island blues franchise Roomful of Blues two years ago and joined Memphis-based boogie-woogie piano player/singer Victor Wainwright and his band the Train.
Woolverton and Roomful had shared bills with Wainwright on various blues cruises, gigs that often led to jam sessions. When Wainwright needed horns in his band, he sought out Woolverton, who’d spent 10 years in Roomful.
Now Woolverton is part of a Grammy-nominated band.
Wainwright and the Train (not to be confused with rock band Train) are nominated for their eponymous album as “best contemporary blues album” and will attend the Grammy awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 10.
It’s the portion of the Grammys not shown on TV, “but we plan on being there anyway,” Woolverton said. “We’re extremely proud to be nominated.”