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Watch Railroad Earth pay tribute to Andy Goessling at their first show since the passing of the co-founding multi-instrumentalist.
Railroad Earth multi-instrumentalist and co-founding member Andy Goessling has died.
Jamgrass act Railroad Earth will end 2018 with three shows featuring support from Shook Twins.
A Railroad Earth tradition will continue in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania this Thanksgiving Weekend.
Railroad Earth welcomed members of Fruition and others during their concert at Red Rocks in Colorado this weekend.
Jamgrass.TV shared pro-shot video of Railroad Earth’s “Captain Nowhere” from Friday at the 17th annual Northwest String Summit.
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Latest Railroad Earth Setlist
Railroad Earth at Red Rocks Amphitheatre
- Love Song for Earth
- Mighty River
- Grandfather Mountain
- Cold Water
- Old Man and the Land
- Only by the Light
- Dandelion Wine
- Potter's Field / Lone Croft Farewell
- Like a Buddha
- Lovin' You
- Mountain Annie
- (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
About Railroad Earth
Railroad Earth’s music is driven by the remarkable songs of front-man, Todd Sheaffer, and is delivered with seamless arrangements and superb musicianship courtesy of all six band members. As mandolin/bouzouki player John Skehan points out, “Our M. O. has always been that we can improvise all day long, but we only do it in service to the song. There are a lot of songs that, when we play them live, we adhere to the arrangement from the record. And other songs, in the nature and the spirit of the song, everyone knows we can kind of take flight on them.” Sheaffer continues: “The songs are our focus, our focal point; it all starts right there. Anything else just comments on the songs and gives them color. Some songs are more open than others. They ‘want’ to be approached that way – where we can explore and trade musical ideas and open them up to different territories. But sometimes it is what the song is about.”
So: they can jam with the best of them and they have some bluegrass influences, but they use drums and amplifiers (somewhat taboo in the bluegrass world). What kind of music is it then? Mandolin/vocalist John Skehan offers this semi-descriptive term: “I always describe it as a string band, but an amplified string band with drums.” Tim Carbone takes a swing: “We’re a Country & Eastern band! ” Todd Sheaffer offers “A souped-up string band? I don’t know. I’m not good at this.” Or, as a great drummer/singer/mandolin player with an appreciation for Americana once said: “Rock & roll!”
The lineup for the 30th annual Warren Haynes Christmas Jam, which is expanded to two nights in 2018, has been revealed.
The Tedeschi Trucks Band started rolling out plans for Winter Tour 2019 including a series of multi-night runs.
Chicago-based sextet Umphrey’s McGee confirmed the Wax On, Wax Off Winter Tour 2019.
Phish Fall Tour 2018 webcasts include multi-night runs in Hampton, Rosemont and Las Vegas.
Tedeschi Trucks Band closed out their six-show Beacon Theatre run with help from Warren Haynes. Listen to full-show audio of their final night their residency.