After celebrating the end of their first decade together with a massive fan release, Railroad Earth Retrospective: 2001-2009, the tightly-woven unit of Railroad Earth is embarking on a new chapter in their musical journey. The rootsy Americana ensemble will hit the stage again on their first tour of 2010 with a new bass player, a new record deal (One Haven Music), and a new album in the can (to be released late Summer 2010) for what is expected to be a great year for the revitalized Railroad Earth. With Spring tour dates mostly focused on the Eastern Seaboard, fans can expect an newly energized live show with surprises around every bend.
After coming off a highly successful 2009, Railroad Earth is preparing for another year of sold-out theaters and large club performances. The band has built up some incredible steam over the past few years with highly notable performances on some of the most prestigious stages in the country, including; the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO, Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Rothbury, 10,000 Lakes Festival and many more.
Collectively, Railroad Earth wields an impressive arsenal of sounds, with each player bringing a variety of instruments and tones to the collective. The unique howl of an edgy rock-inflected violin, a fat-toned acoustic guitar with sounds bordering on a classic Gibson motif, wild fanning mandolin chording that has an almost piano-like attack, rolling or clawing banjo and dobro, and a slamming rhythm section driven by precise, rock-hard drumming and an aggressively, pumping upright bass. All of this delivered with surprisingly unique vocals, powerful harmonies and world-class songwriting.
To be more precise, Railroad Earth features songwriter/singer, Todd Sheaffer (Lead vocals, acoustic guitars), Tim Carbone (Violin, electric guitar, vocals), John Skehan (Mandolin, vocals), Andy Goessling (Acoustic guitars, banjo, dobro, mandolin, flute, pennywhistle, saxophones and vocals), Carey Harmon (Drums, hand percussion, vocals) and newcomer Andrew Altman (Upright bass), formerly of the Southeast band, The Codetalkers.
Railroad Earth’s unique sound is one that may be hard to categorize, but is also damn hard to shake! Each live performance is like a journey into the beating heart of American life, its heartaches and its triumphs. A true musical celebration, this is one tour that is not to be missed.
6/19 Clearwater Festival Croton on Hudson NY All Ages
7/1 High Sierra Music Festival Quincy CA All Ages
7/2 High Sierra Music Festival Quincy CA All Ages
7/10 All Good Music Festival and Campout Masontown WV All Ages
7/16 Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival Oak Hill NY All Ages
7/23 Floydfest Floyd VA All Ages
7/24 The Stone Pony Asbury Park NJ All Ages
7/25 Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival Trumansburg NY All Ages
8/15 Mile Hugh Music Festival Commerce City CO All Ages
8/20 YarmonyGrass Music Festival Bond CO All Ages
8/21 YarmonyGrass Music Festival Bond CO All Ages
8/27 Music on the Mountaintop Festival Boone NC All Ages
9/3 Camp Mather Yosemite CA All Ages
9/5 Michael Shore's Lakehouse Corsicana TX All Ages
9/11 Kirby Center Wilkes Barre PA All Ages
9/16 Barrymore Theatre Madison WI All Ages
9/17 House Of Blues Chicago IL 17+
9/18 Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis MN All Ages
9/19 The Venue Fargo ND All Ages
9/21 Emerson Cultural Center Bozeman MT All Ages
9/22 Wilma Theater Missoula MT All Ages
9/24 Crystal Ballroom Portland OR All Ages
9/25 The Showbox at the Market Seattle WA 21+
9/26 McDonald Theatre Eugene OR All Ages
9/28 Arcata Theatre Arcata CA All Ages
9/29 Crystal Bay Club Casino Crystal Bay NV 21+
10/1 Fillmore San Francisco CA All Ages
10/2 Fillmore San Francisco CA All Ages
10/3 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass San Fransisco CA All Ages
10/9 The Festy Experience at Devil's Roseland VA All Ages
10/14 Mulberry Mountain Harvest Music Ozark AR All Ages
10/28 9:30 Club Washington DC All Ages
10/29 The Fillmore New York NY 16+
10/30 Paradise Rock Club Boston MA 18+
10/31 State Theater NY Ithaca NY All Ages
For more information about Railroad Earth or tickets go to www.railroadearth.com.