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Chris Pandolfi of The Infamous Stringdusters joined Railroad Earth for three songs on Sunday at Strings & Sol in Mexico.
Tim Carbone and Andy Goessling of Railroad Earth filmed a pilot for a television show titled ‘The Curious Musician’ showing the other side of life on the road as a musician before Goessling’s tragic death.
- Andy Falco, Tony Trischka, Holly Bowling, Tom Hamilton & Amy Helm Join Railroad Earth At Horn O’Plenty
Railroad Earth was joined by special guests Andy Falco, Tony Trischka, Holly Bowling, Tom Hamilton and Amy Helm at this year’s annual Horn O’Plenty run in Pennsylvania.
Revisit Peter Rowan joining Railroad Earth at Horn O’ Plenty in 2013 for a tribute to Old & In The Way.
Jamgrass act Railroad Earth extended their upcoming Winter Tour 2019 with a series of East Coast dates.
Railroad Earth announced a series of early-2019 tour dates and thanked fans for their continued support in the wake of Andy Goessling’s death.
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Latest Railroad Earth Setlist
Railroad Earth at El Dorado County Fairgrounds
- Old Dangerfield
- Happy Song
- Farewell to Isinglass
- The Hunting Song
- Raven's Child
- When the Sun Gets in Your Blood
- Bread and Water
- Birds of America
- Like a Buddha
- Grandfather Mountain
- Wayfaring Stranger
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!”
Phil Lesh & Friends, Trey Anastasio Band and The String Cheese Incident are among the acts featured on The Peach Music Festival’s 2019 lineup.
The initial 2019 lineup for the High Sierra Music Festival includes Greensky Bluegrass, Jim James and many more.
Legendary rocker Neil Young detailed a series of January 2019 solo shows.
SiriusXM satellite radio will re-launch Phish Radio on Monday and continuing through New Year’s Day, including a live broadcast of the band’s New Year’s Eve concert.
Rocker Dave Grohl at first didn’t want to perform “All Apologies” from his Nirvana days during Sunday’s Pop Up Snow Jam with Warren Haynes but is glad he changed his mind.