Founded in 2007, Trains Across the Sea combines the confessional honesty of Townes Van Zandt with the sly wit of The Magnetic Fields, laying simple and heartbreaking lyrics against the backdrop of Americana music. Primarily the work of Andy Gallagher along with a host of collaborators, Trains has played hundreds of local and national shows over the years and has enjoyed a recorded output of five albums. The name derives from a song by Silver Jews, whose lead singer, David Berman, said of the album, “WOW – I was so surprised to find out it was really so competent.” After the critical acclaim of 2013’s “What a Day, What a Time We Had,” Andy cowrote and produced “SEMI FAME: The Truck Route to Broadway,” a musical about truckers. Trains Across the Sea is currently recording their sixth album.

Additionally, Andy is the cofounder of The Dick and Jane Project, the inventor of Operation Hamacas, helped rename The Peach District, and started the Taj Tuesdays Open Mic.