Last Train To Juarez


In a dusty corner of the American Southwest, a band rose from the ashes of heavy metal to claim their stake in the world of country music. This is the story of Last Train to Juarez, a band that embodies the grit and soul of the modern outlaw spirit. Formed in 2019 by Dejan Knezevic, a man whose roots were once steeped in the thunderous roar of metal, the band has carved out a unique sound that melds the raw energy of its past with the soulful twang of country music.

Their performance promises to be a journey through the highs and lows of human experience, guided by the authentic and unfiltered sound that Dejan and his bandmates bring to every show.

Dejan Knezevic leads with his unmistakable voice and acoustic guitar, a blend of power and vulnerability that tells stories of life’s harsh truths and fleeting joys. Beside him stands Mark Tomeo, whose mastery of the pedal steel and dobro adds layers of melancholy and resonance, while his backing vocals create harmonies that linger in the heart. The steady, driving force of Brian Teille on drums, combined with his vocal contributions, grounds the band’s dynamic range, while David Yoder’s bass lines weave a foundation that is both sturdy and intricate. Completing this ensemble is Stephen Dietrich, whose lead guitar work provides the electrifying edge that sets the band apart.

Last Train to Juarez is not just a band; it’s an experience. Their music is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, with influences that trace back to the likes of Jamey Johnson, Cody Jinks, and Hank 3. The transition from Dejan’s metal roots to country was sparked by these modern outlaws who dared to redefine what country music could be. The result is a sound that pays homage to tradition while breaking new ground—a sound that is as raw and real as the desert landscapes they call home.

Their live performances are a testament to their commitment to authenticity. There are no backing tracks, no auto-tune—just the pure, unadulterated sound of musicians pouring their souls into every note. The audience is taken on a ride through songs that are as diverse as life itself: dance tunes that get feet moving, ballads that stir the heart, and lyrics that provoke thought and introspection.

With an EP titled “Dirt & Stone” and a full album, “Some Road,” Last Train to Juarez has already laid a solid foundation in the music world. They are known for their relentless touring schedule, playing around 175 shows a year, each one a testament to their dedication and passion for the craft.

 This is a band that brings something more than music; they bring a piece of themselves, a slice of life that is honest, raw, and deeply human. Feel the rhythm, embrace the stories, and let Last Train to Juarez take you on a ride you won’t soon forget.