Railroad Earth Nods To Old & In The Way At The Fillmore In San Francisco

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Railroad Earth brought their winter tour to San Francisco over the weekend for a pair of shows at The Fillmore in San Francisco. The jamgrass act nodded to hometown hero Jerry Garcia by encoring with Old & In The Way songs each night.

The concerts featured a number of songs from All For The Song, the first RRE studio album in five years, including “The Great Divide,” “It’s So Good” and “Runnin’ Wild.” Railroad Earth, who was joined by keyboardist Matt Slocum and multi-instrumentalist Mike Robinson, also played plenty of classics including “Elko,” “Head,” “Seven Story Mountain,” “Like A Buddha,” “Happy Song” and “The Hunting Song.” Additionally, the group performed their version of the late Neal Casal’s “Dandelion Wine” on Friday.

Marty O’Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra served as the opening act on Friday and Saturday. Railroad Earth closed out Friday’s show with “The Hobo Song” and ended the run on Saturday with “Old & In The Way.” Both songs are featured on Old & In The Way’s self-titled debut album, which was released in 1975. Old & In The Way consisted of Garcia, John Kahn, Peter Rowan, David Grisman and Vassar Clements. RRE will team with Rowan for performances of Old & The In The Way next month in Denver and in Port Chester, New York.

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Setlists (via RRE FB)

Friday, January 17

Set One: Black Elk Speaks, Monkey, When The Sun Gets In Your Blood > The Good Life, Addin’ My Voice, Happy Song, Farewell to Isinglass > Grandfather Mountain, The Great Divide

Set Two: It’s So Good, Shockenaw Mountain Breakdown > Dandelion Wine, Raven’s Child > Mighty River, Said What You Mean, Game Band Strut > Warhead Boogie > Like A Buddha > Peace on Earth

Encore: The Hobo Song

Notes: This show featured Matt Slocum on keys and Mike Robinson on pedal steel, guitar, and banjo

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Saturday, January 18

Set One: Lordy, Lordy, 420, Walk Beside Me, The Hunting Song, Old Man and the Land, Black Bear > The Jupiter and the 119, Cuckoo’s Medley

Set Two: Seven Story Mountain, Elko, Crossing the Gap, Mourning Flies, Head, Captain Nowhere > 1759 > Fisherman’s Blues, Runnin’ Wild

Encore: Old and In The Way

Notes: This show featured Matt Slocum on keys and Mike Robinson on pedal steel, guitar, and banjo

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