Railroad Earth Welcome Several Guests Over 3 Nights In San Francisco – Photos & Setlists


Images by: Susan Weiand

Railroad Earth :: 01.27-29.17 :: The Fillmore :: San Francisco, CA

New Jersey-based jamgrass outfit Railroad Earth held court over three nights at The Fillmore in San Francisco last weekend. Friday’s concert featured an opening set by the Jon Stickley Trio and two members of the group – Stickley on guitar and Lindsay Pruett on violin – were brought back during RRE’s headlining set. Pruett added to “Fisherman’s Blues” while Stickley sat-in on “Stillwater Getaway.” Saturday’s action began with Hot Buttered Rum taking the stage at The Fillmore ahead of Railroad Earth’s two sets. ALO frontman Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz emerged to add guitar to the first set closing combo “Luxury Liner” and “Hangtown Ball.” Lebo came back in set two for “1759” -> “Goat,” “Elko” and “Way Of The Buffalo.” He also joined in on the “Strawberry Letter 23” encore that also featured HBR’s Erik Yates on flute. Sunday’s finale kicked off with opener’s Poor Man’s Whiskey before two more sets of RRE. Papa Phil Kalstrom was treated to a second set “Happy Birthday To You” followed by his joining the Railroad Earth debut cover of Steve Goodman’s “City Of New Orleans.” Photographer Susan Weiand was at The Fillmore, view her gallery below.

Setlists (via Hobo Companion)

January 29

Set One: Been Down This Road, Drag Him Down, Dance Around Molly -> Dandelion Wine, Came Up Smilin’, Only by the Light, Any Road, Mourning Flies, 12 Wolves

Set Two: 420, Just So You Know, Bringin’ My Baby Back Home, Won’t You Come and Sing For Me, Hard Livin’, Happy Birthday Papa Phil (A), City of New Orleans (B), Potter’s Field -> Lone Croft Farewell, ‘Neath The Stars, Chasin’ a Rainbow, Crossing The Gap, The Forecast -> The Berkeley Flash -> Mighty River

Encore: Storms


  • (A) With introduction by Shanti Sugaree Kalstrom
  • (B) First time played, written by Steve Goodman, vocal harmony by Papa Phil

January 28

Set One: Black Bear -> Like A Buddha -> Cuckoo Medley, Lovin’ You, Old Man and The Land, Bread And Water, Luxury Liner (A), Hangtown Ball (A)

Set Two: Monkey, Grandfather Mountain -> Raven’s Child, Right in Tune -> 1759 -> (A) Goat (A), Blazin’ a Trail, Elko (A), Way Of The Buffalo (A), Face with a Hole

Encore: Strawberry Letter 23 (A) (B)


  • (A) with Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz on acoustic guitar
  • (B) with Erik Yates on flute

January 27

One Set: Long Way To Go, Head, Lordy, Lordy, Bird in a House, Dover To Dunkirk, Cold Water, Farewell to Isinglass -> Seven Story Mountain, Where Songs Begin -> Fisherman’s Blues (A), Walk Beside Me, When the Sun Gets in Your Blood, Shockenaw Mountain Breakdown, Happy Song, Black Elk Speaks -> Warhead Boogie -> Birds of America -> Stillwater Getaway (B), Addin’ My Voice

Encore: The Jupiter and the 119 -> Give That Boy A Hand


  • (A) with Lindsay Pruett on violin
  • (B) with Jon Stickley on acoustic guitar