Railroad Earth Welcomes Alex Hargreaves At Sherman Theater
Railroad Earth closed out their 2019 Horn O’Plenty Thanksgiving weekend run at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania on Saturday night. RRE once again brought out fiddle ace Alex Hargreaves, this time during the second set.
Railroad made their first stop on new single “The Great Divide,” which will appear on the band’s upcoming 2020 album All For The Song produced by Anders Osborne. The first set also contained “420,” “Happy Song” and “The Cuckoo” which segued into “Lonecroft Farewell.” The first frame came to a close with “All That’s Dead May Live Again” into “Only By The Light.”
The second set got underway with “Way Of The Buffalo.” “Stillwater Getaway” included Hargreaves’ first appearance ahead of “Raven’s Child” — from the band’s latest album, Captain Nowhere — which then headed into the classic “Seven Story Mountain.” After “For Love,” RRE closed out the second set with an impressive nonstop section that began with “Captain Nowhere” into “Berkeley Flash” and concluded with the favorites “Mighty River” and “Like A Buddha” to close out the set which saw Hargreaves making his second appearance.
The band retook the stage for an encore of their namesake song, “Railroad Earth.” Both the moniker and the tune were inspired by a Jack Kerouac poem called “October In The Railroad Earth.” The song is a fitting one to close out a fall festival. Check out video of “Happy Song” captured by VinnerNJ and more from grateful_misfit via Instagram below:
Setlist (via Railroad Earth Hobos)
Set One: The Great Divide, 420, Happy Song, The Hunting Song, Came Up Smilin’, The Cuckoo > Lonecroft Farewell, All That’s Dead May Live Again > Only By the Light
Set Two: Way of the Buffalo, Stillwater Getaway*, Raven’s Child > Seven Story Mountain; For Love, Captain Nowhere > Berkeley Flash > Mighty River > Like A Buddha*
Encore: Railroad Earth
*with Alex Hargreaves on violin
This show featured Mike Robinson on pedal steel, guitar, and banjo