Joel Cummins Joins Railroad Earth In Asbury Park

By Andy Kahn Jul 2, 2018 11:19 am PDT

Railroad Earth held a pair of home state shows at Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, New Jersey last Friday and Saturday evenings. The second performance featured guest keyboardist Joel Cummins of Umphrey’s McGee sitting-in with RRE during the night’s second set.

“Farewell to Isinglass” and a transition into “Chasin’ A Rainbow” opened Railroad Earth’s first set Saturday. The show progressed with RRE favorites “Drag Him Down” and “The Forecast,” newer tune “Addin’ My Voice,” and staples “Colorado,” “Mighty River” and “Grandfather Mountain.”

The second half of RRE’s performance began with “Happy Song.” Following the opener, Cummins — who was in town to play The Stone Pony with Umphrey’s that same night — came out to augment “Birds of America.” The guest keyboardist stuck around for subsequent offerings of “Ellko” and “The Hunting Song.” Set two also saw takes on “Blazin’ a Trail,” “Any Road,” “Just So You Know” and “A Day On The Sand” and ended with the pairing of “The Berkeley Flash” which segued into “I Am A Mess.” Railroad Earth returned to the Asbury Lanes stage to encore with a cover of the Grateful Dead’s “The Wheel.”

Stream RRE’s performance featuring Cummins’ sit-in via Tim In Jersey below:

Setlist (via The Hobo’s Companion)

Set One: Farewell to Isinglass -> Chasin’ a Rainbow, Drag Him Down, The Forecast, Addin’ My Voice, Colorado, Mighty River, Grandfather Mountain

Set Two: Happy Song, Birds of America (A) -> Elko (A), The Hunting Song (A), Blazin’ a Trail, Any Road, Just So You Know, A Day On The Sand, The Berkeley Flash -> I am a Mess

Encore: The Wheel

Notes:

(A) with Joel Cummins on keyboards

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