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Twin Cities band Ghost Wagon is a collaborative of similarly-minded musicians, led by singer/songwriter Chuck Nelson, creating earnest and often darkly emotional tales presented via accessible melodies and a come-join-us-on-the-front-porch vibe. The influence of groups like Son Volt and the Jayhawks can be heard prominently, but a closer listen also reveals echoes of Johnny Cash and Tom Waits. City Pages, Minneapolis/Saint Paul Ghost Wagon has a country rock feel think Tom Petty or Traveling Wilburys. Also its fun to see a band that looks like they are having fun on stage and these folks look like theyre having fun. They have an energy thats infectious. Ann Treacy, Mostly Minnesota, Saint Paul Labels are tricky though. Simply put, this is American Music. Ghost Wagons sounds flow from Americana to rock to country to pop to folk. The songs include multilayered instruments and guest players (fiddle, sax, pedal steel, accordion, guitars, ukulele, mandolin, keys) to create rich expressions as well as experiences.