Railroad Earth: NYE, Hitting Studio Bassist Grubb's Last Shows


Railroad Earth
After a largely successful fall tour, Railroad Earth is wrapping up a momentous 2009 with performances on both coasts before heading to the studio for their forthcoming album. The six-piece Americana outfit is scheduled for a short east coast run before heading to San Francisco's Fillmore on December 27 and 28, and Portland, OR's Crystal Ballroom December 30 and 31 for a New Year's Eve blow out.

The New Year's performance will mark the final show with long-time bass player and friend, Johnny Grubb, who recently resigned from the project. With numerous sell-out performances around the country, the final performances with Grubb are not to be missed. The band will be taking the first part of 2010 to focus on the creation and release of their sixth album before hitting the road again in the summer.

Railroad Earth's most successful year to date, 2009 saw the band grace stages at some of the country's most prestigious festivals including Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Rothbury, and the 10,000 Lakes Festival. In their relatively short tenure, the band has released five critically acclaimed albums and amassed an impressive national following with sold-out shows from coast-to-coast.

Mixing an unlikely blend of instruments to make up their well-traveled sound, the project features Todd Sheaffer (lead vocals, acoustic guitars), Tim Carbone (violin, vocals), John Skehan (Mandolin, vocals), Andy Goessling (acoustic guitars, banjo, dobro, mandolin, flute, pennywhistle, saxophones and vocals), Carey Harmon (drums, hand percussion, vocals) and Grubb (upright bass).

Railroad Earth Tour Dates
12/10/09 Thu Music Hall Of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
12/11/09 Fri 9:30 Club Washington, DC
12/12/09 Sat Theatre of Living Arts (TLA) Philadelphia, PA
12/27/09 Sun The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
12/28/09 Mon The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
12/30/09 Wed The Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR
12/31/09 Thu Aladdin Theater Portland, OR
01/03/10 Sun Jam Cruise Fort Lauderdale, FL
01/04/10 Mon Jam Cruise Fort Lauderdale, FL
01/05/10 Tue Jam Cruise Fort Lauderdale, FL
01/06/10 Wed Jam Cruise Fort Lauderdale, FL
01/07/10 Thu Jam Cruise Fort Lauderdale, FL
01/08/10 Fri Jam Cruise Fort Lauderdale, FL


[Published on: 12/3/09]

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