Railroad Earth Welcomes Members Of Fruition & More At Red Rocks

By Andy Kahn Aug 20, 2018 8:05 am PDT

Railroad Earth returned to Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado for a performance on Saturday night. The band welcomed many guests to stage, including members of supporting act Fruition.

Railroad Earth’s set began with Native American Robert White Mountain singing “Love Song For Earth” in the Lakota dialect. The band was joined throughout the night by Hot Buttered Rum’s Erik Yates on banjo, dobro and flute and Big Head Todd & The Monsters’ Jeremy Lawton on keyboards and lap steel guitar who were filling-in for Andy Goessling. RRE followed with “Raindance” and proceeded through several more songs, but after “Storms” had to leave the stage while a severe storm hit the venue.

Following the inclement weather, RRE picked back up with “Bird In A House” and finished off the set with “Elko,” “Dandelion Wine,” “Potter’s Field,” “Lone Croft Farewell” and “Like A Buddha.” The encore began with Fruition’s Kellen Asebroek, Mimi Naja and Jay Cobb Anderson joining a performance of “Lovin’ You” that was dedicated to Goessling. The Fruition guests then led a rendition of their “Mountain Annie,” which marked a debut for Railroad Earth. Finally, Mama Magnolia’s Megan Letts emerged to join the ensemble on stage to help honor Aretha Franklin on Railroad Earth’s debut cover of “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.” Check out audio and video from RRE at Red Rocks below:

Audio Taped by Dave

Video Captured by Kyle Isaac

[(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman]

[Love Song For The Earth]

[Lovin You]

[Mountain Annie]

Setlist (via RRE FB)

Set One: Love Song for Earth (A), Raindance, Mighty River, Grandfather Mountain, Cold Water, Old Man and the Land, Only by the Light, Head, Storms

(Extended set break due to lightning and heavy rain)

Set Two: Bird in a House, Elko, Dandelion Wine, Potter’s Field –> Lone Croft Farewell, Like a Buddha

Encore: Lovin’ You (B), Mountain Annie (C), (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (D)

Notes:

This show was not blessed with the considerable talents of Andy Goessling. Featured for the entire show was Jeremy Lawton on keyboards and lap steel, as well as Erik Yates on banjo, dobro and flute.

(A) Sung by Robert White Mountain in the dialect of the Lakota people

(B) Lead vocal by Kellen Asebroek, with Mimi Naja on Mandolin and vocals and Jay Cobb Anderson on guitar and vocals. Dedicated to Andy Goessling

(C) With vocals by Kellen Asebroek, with Mimi Naja on mandolin and vocals and Jay Cobb Anderson on guitar and vocals; first time played, written by Fruition

(D) With lead vocals by Mimi Naja and Todd Sheaffer, back-up vocals by Jay Cobb Anderson, Kellen Asebroek, and Megan Letts; first time played, written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin

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