Posts Tagged ‘Railroad Earth’

Delfest 2017 Preview

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Delfest returns to the Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland, MD for it’s 10th annual celebration, May 25 – 28, 2017.  This year’s star studded lineup includes Trey Anastasio Band, Govt Mule, Bela Fleck, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, Infamous Stringdusters, Hot Rize, and of course Del McCoury and his family band.  There’s plenty of old favorites and lots of new music to discover.  There’s something for everyone at Delfest: Music all day, late night barn burner shows, lazy river floating down the Potomac, kid zone, local craft and food vendors- it’s clear to anyone who attends this festival why it has grown in popularity and is still going strong into it’s 10th consecutive year.

String Cheese Radio is delighted to be returning for our 5th Delfest!  Can’t wait to see you all there.

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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.)

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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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Yonder Mountain & Railroad Earth – Hampton Beach 2014 – Review & Photos

Monday, July 21st, 2014

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Photos and words by Natalia Samman

Quick! Think of your top five favorite things: if bluegrass, dancing, beaches, moonlight, and adorable fiddle players aren’t on that list, then we probably aren’t friends, and you’re probably on the wrong website. If they were on the list, then the bluegrass get-down falling coincidentally on the rare “Supermoon” last Saturday night was heaven on earth. On Saturday, July 12th, 2014 Railroad Earth and Yonder Mountain String Band with Allie Kral rocked the final night of their nearly three week tour in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire.

The Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom is a historic site whose rustic wooden beams and floorboards have vibrated with the chords of such legends as Led Zepplin, B.B. King, Janis Joplin, and Phish. Through the open doors, one could see beyond the boardwalk to the ocean waves and the epic Supermoon glowing luminously above it all.

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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

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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
Asheville
Charleston
Birmingham
Knoxville
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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 Pin Giveaway

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

The Jupiter RRE

This contest is for a brand new Railroad Earth “The Jupiter” pin, created by Phantasy Pins. The pin features a gold outlined locomotive with JUPITER and RRE on the side. It also has snowflakes for the winter season. This is a limited edition of 100 and the pin is currently only available at the merch table at Railroad Earth shows.


The winner has been contacted!

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.

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Hangtown Halloween Ball – Review

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
Hangtown Halloween Ball

Photo by Pat Dollins

This past Halloween weekend, Railroad Earth hosted their first festival ever.  The Hangtown Halloween Ball, in sunny Placerville, CA featured three nights of music from some of the leading bluegrass and funk bands.  Friday night featured Read more…

Hangtown Halloween Ball Ticket Giveaway (ended)

Monday, September 12th, 2011

This month’s contest is for two (2) pairs of tickets to the Hangtown Halloween Ball in Placerville, CA Halloween weekend, October 29-30, 2011.

The Halloween celebration will feature an all-star line-up including two nights with Railroad Earthalong with The Funky Meters, Ozomatli, 7 Walkers, David Grisman Sextet, Melvin Seals and JGB, Zach Deputy, Elephant Revival, Poor Man’s Whiskey, Moonalice, Head For the Hills, the Dead Winter Carpenters and many more spanning the two-day festival.


Winners have been contacted