Acclaimed Sugar Hill Recording artist Railroad Earth will return to their roots on November 29 and 30 for a pair of Thanksgiving shows at The Fountain House in Newton, NJ. The shows have sentimental overtones, as the venue is the first place the band ever played.
In mid-March 2001 the six members of Railroad Earth stepped on the stage together publicly for the very first time. This was one of a small series of 'unofficial' warm up performances that took place throughout March and April to get ready for the band's official debut on May 3rd (2001). That first, un-promoted show at The Fountain House was attended by local friends and family. About 50 people showed up for what was the beginning of something truly special.
Since that first show, the train has continued rolling and momentum is building faster and faster. With the release of their critically acclaimed new album, Bird In A House, in June 2002, and a year of steady national touring that includes some of the country’s highest profile festivals, Railroad Earth has become one of the hottest live acts on the tour circuit. The band’s unique blend of bluegrass, folk, rock, and Americana has garnered an onslaught of rave reviews from critics and fans alike. But it’s Railroad Earth’s stellar live performances that bring them the most attention, and attract new converts for their large and growing nationwide fan base. Some of these now legendary performances took place at such prestigious festivals as: Telluride Bluegrass Festival; MerleFest; Falcon Ridge Folk Festival; Old Settler’s Music Festival; High Sierra Music Festival, and many more. As the touring continues, so does the remarkable rise of a band that began picking in an old barn only eighteen months ago, and is now scaling unbelievable heights.
Railroad Earth is eagerly anticipating this long-overdue return home, and looks forward to celebrating their music with the fans in this special, intimate setting.
The Fountain House is located at 439 Rte. 94 in Newton, NJ. It is a small bar with very limited capacity, so the band is encouraging fans to get tickets early. For ticket ordering information, fans can visit the tour dates page on RailroadEarth.com. Tickets are $15.00 per show, or $25.00 for both nights.