Railroad Earth Honors Tom Petty In Boulder

 Photo by Jeremy Williams

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Railroad Earth :: 12.29.17 :: Fox Theatre :: Boulder, CO

Jamgrass act Railroad Earth began a three-show New Year’s Run in Colorado with the first of two shows at the Fox Theatre in Boulder on Friday night. The band opened with time-tested material including a “Mission Man” > “The Hunting Song” pairing and “Saddle Of The Sun.” Next up was the more recent John Skehan composition “Farewell To Isinglass.” RRE then showed off Andrew Altman’s “Only By The Light” and ended the set with classics “Old Man And The Land” and “Seven Story Mountain.”

Friday’s second set saw Railroad Earth open with “Bird In A House,” followed by Todd Sheaffer’s “Monkey” and a run of “Lordy, Lordy,” “Chains” and “Blazin A Trail.” The band’s marathon 13-song closing stanza ended with a wild “All That’s Dead May Live Again” > “Tuba Mirum” > “Face With A Hole” > “Warhead Boogie” > “Wildflowers” sequence. “Wildflowers” was a third-time played, as RRE debuted the cover of the title track from Tom Petty’s iconic 1994 album earlier this year. Photographer Jeremy Williams was on hand to capture the action:

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Setlist (via Hobo Companion)

Set One: Mission Man -> The Hunting Song, Drag Him Down, Saddle Of The Sun, Farewell to Isinglass -> Only by the Light, Old Man and The Land -> Seven Story Mountain

Set Two: Bird in a House, Monkey, Lordy Lordy, Chains, Blazin’ a Trail, The Forecast, Raven’s Child, Chasin’ a Rainbow, All That’s Dead May Live Again -> Tuba Mirum -> Face with a Hole -> Warhead Boogie -> Wildflowers

Encore: Bringin’ My Baby Back Home