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Railroad Earth – 1/29/2016 – Review and Photos

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Railroad Earth 1/29/16 The Vogue­ Indianapolis, IN

The one and only Cornmeal kicked things off for our boys at The Vogue theatre in Indianapolis last Friday night. It mellowed down quite a bit after Cornmeal for the first set. Andrew Altman (Bass) was on stand up, along with John Skehan on the mandolin. They busted out some long jams toward the end of the first set, grooving out for quite some time, strobe lights so strong you couldn’t see, only the silhouettes of the people around you and the backdrop lights on stage flickering psychedelically. The first set ended in such a melodic state, we weren’t ready for it to end! (The sound in The Vogue is best upstairs, right side where you can enjoy a drink in the seating on the rail with no one standing in front of you­ my favorite spot to watch the show, production and hear the excellent acoustics.)


They switched it up a bit for the second set, Andrew Altman on electric bass and John Skehan switched to keys and one of his many instruments, including the Bouzouki and mandolin. At one point Skehan and Andy Goessling, another multi-instrumentalist, were shredding the mandolins simultaneously. Andy Goessling on the banjo is a sight to see as well! Tim Carbone was feeling this set we could tell with his many funny facial expressions. The crowd got Todd Sheaffer laughing and making intense eye contact with fans. The guys had a great time you could tell. Tim Carbone came out to talk to the fans afterward as usual; what a nice guy! That was a hell of an evening with Railroad Earth.

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Railroad Earth Photos – Uncasville, CT – 3/8/2013

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Some Railroad Earth photos from this past weekend!

03/08/13 (Fri)  Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun – Uncasville, CT 
Set 1: The Jupiter and the 119 – > Jerusalem Ridge, Elko, Bread and Water, Old Man and the Land, Walk Beside Me, Lovin’ You, The Hunting Song, Potter’s Field – > Head, Hard Livin’, E: RV

Comment: Free Event

Photos by: CJohansen Photography

Railroad Earth Photos – Denver – 1/18/2013

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Railroad earth kicked off the new year with a 3 night run at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, Colorado.  Here are some photos that capture the magic of the first night.  Billy even sat in!

Set 1: 420, Potter’s Field, Head, Happy Song, Old Man and the Land, The Cuckoo, Bread and Water, Elko (1)

Set 2: Goat (2), Too Much Information, Daddy-O, Cats (3), RV (1), The Forecast – > Mighty River – > The Jupiter and the 119 > Cuckoo Medley (1), I am a Mess (2), E: Storms, Bringin’ My Baby Back Home (1)

Comment: (1) with Bill Nershi on acoustic guitar, and vocal on the “Dress … in Colorado” verse from “I am a Mess”
(2) With Dan Sears on flugelhorn and with Bill Nershi on acoustic guitar
(3) First time played, written by Bill Nershi, Jilian Nershi and Scott Law. with Bill Nershi on acoustic guitar, lead vocals

Photos by Elizabeth Drews

Railroad Earth Winter Tour 2013!

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013


Railroad Earth is about to embark on anther sizable tour.  This is great news for hobos around the country!  Their first stop will be a three night run at the Ogden Theater in Denver, CO on January 18th. The band is scheduled for 21 stops along the national tour and will perform headlining dates across the country with stops in Minneapolis, St Louis, Chicago, Asheville, Atlanta, Boston, New York City and San Francisco just to name a few, and all before the end of March.  I also hear they are recording a new album!

Check out these exclusive SCI Radio interviews with Railroad Earth from years past:

Andrew Altman Interview – Providence, RI – 2010
Entire band Interview – Boston, MA – 2009

Review & Photos 12/30/2011 - Denver, CO
Photos 12/31/2011 - Denver, CO

“Railroad Earth” – Album Review

Tour Dates

Date                    Venue                                                     City                     State

Jan 18-20 2013 Ogden Theater Denver CO
Jan 22 2013 Slowdown Omaha NE
Jan 23 2013 Turner Hall Milwaukee WI
Jan 24 2013 First Avenue Minneapolis MN
Jan 25 2013 House Of Blues Chicago IL
Jan 26 2013 The Pageant Saint Louis MO
Feb 7-8 2013 Jefferson Theater Charlottesville VA
Feb 09 2013
Feb 10 2013
Feb 13 2013
Feb 14 2013
The Orange Peel
Music Farm
WorkPlay SoundStage
Bijou Theatre
Feb 15-16 2013 Variety Playhouse Atlanta GA
Feb 22 2013 House Of Blues Boston MA
Feb 23 2013 9:30 Club Washington DC
Mar 08 2013 The Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun Casino Uncasville CT
Mar 09 2013 Best Buy Theater New York NY
Mar 16 2013 Union Transfer Philadelphia PA
Mar 28-30 2013 The Fillmore San Francisco CA
Jul 25 2013 FloydFest Floyd VA

Railroad Earth 12/31/2011 Photos

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Railroad Earth brought in 2012 at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO. Here’s some photos to relive the magic.

12/31/11 (Sat)  Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO 

Set 1: Railroad Earth, Happy Song, Carrying Coal to Newcastle, Mission Man, Everything Comes Together

Set 2: Right in Tune, The Green Roofs of Eireann > Birds of America, Dance Around Molly > Dandelion Wine, The Cuckoo, Sometimes a River (A), Gold Rush

Set 3: Railroad Earth Jungle Jam > Mayan God Kukulkan Countdown to 2012 > Son of Mr. Green Genes > Spring-Heeled Jack, Give That Boy a Hand, Magic Foot > Luxury Liner, Warhead Boogie > Storms, Water Fountain Quicksand, E: Hard Livin’, All Things Must Pass (B), Peace on Earth

Comment: (A) With Keith Moseley on electric guitar and shared lead vocals with Todd Sheaffer. (B) First time played, written by George Harrison.

Photos by Elizabeth Drews



Photos by Elizabeth Drews

Railroad Earth 12/30/2011 Review & Photos

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Railroad Earth with Kyle Hollingsworth and Dumptruck Butterlips 12-30-11

For the second time in two years I headed down to the Ogden to catch Railroad Earth for a night of their New Year’s run. Last year I saw them with Great American Taxi on NYE, this year I headed down on the 30th mainly because the show included a sit-in with Kyle Hollingsworth. Including my trip to Chicago this would be the fifth time in a month seeing Kyle live. Amy picked me up from work and we headed out to a nice sushi dinner before heading over to the box office. We hit up Pete’s Monkey Bar to catch a bit of the Phish live stream from MSG before walking back to The Ogden to see the opening act. On the MusicMarauders Live podcast Tim Carbone talked highly of Dumptruck Butterlips so I figured we should get in early to catch them.

Hailing from Lawrence Kansas, this four-piece acoustic act was interesting to say the least.  With an odd lineup consisting of three ladies on accordion, washboard, and upright bass and a gentleman on guitar. The most striking element of Dumptruck Butterlips was their vocal harmonization. They had a Midwest hometown feel to their sound. They sang about heavy drinking without fear of throwing an f-bomb or two into their lyrics. At times musically they showed their freshness to the scene, but the overall effect of their performance was enjoyable. They finished their set with Tim Carbone and Adam Goessling. They were a good choice for the opening act and a group I will keep an eye on in the future.

Railroad Earth came onto the stage around 9:30 PM. Kyle’s keys were Read more…

Railroad Earth – Album Review

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Railroad Earth Album Art

Railroad Earth – Tell me, have you heard the story?

Typically a self titled album would be indicative of a band’s first album; but it only took a long walk home to recognize the sound that has been turning fans into hobos since 2001. Diverse would be too simple of a term to describe Railroad Earth’s most recent studio creation. Since Oct 12th I’ve repeatedly listened to the new album searching for a way to describe it. Then it hit me that evolutionary is more appropriate, thus the self titled name and members rising out of water on the cover. Read more…