Railroad Earth embarks on their journey into the festival season following a spring tour that reached both coasts and left a trail of venue sell-outs in its wake. After a month long break, the band returns for a summer of performances, including Chattanooga on Sept. 18. They will also play at Mighty High Mountain Fest, DelFest, Wakarusa, High Sierra Music Festival, All Good Festival, Peach Fest (Allman Bros Festival) and Frendly Gathering; then topped off by their new partnership with Boone, NC’s Music on a Mountaintop, which will now bear the Railroad Earth name.
Railroad Earth will then close-out their summer with a co-headline performance at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater with their friends in Umphrey’s McGee. And to top this off, each band will appear for its own special evening at the Boulder Theater, which will bookend their Red Rocks performance. Railroad Earth goes first, on Thursday, Sept. 13, and Umphrey’s McGee follows on Sept. 15.
Review for Railroad Earth:
Known for remarkable songs and lyrics, tight improvisation and inspired jams, Railroad Earth is able to draw from a myriad of styles and genres to create a kind of music that is uniquely their own and often difficult to categorize. The group skates the edge of traditional bluegrass and the jam band tradition to produce an eclectic blend of folk, Celtic, jazz, and rock filtered through a bluegrass lens. Their broad musical arsenal includes the stroke of a violin’s bow, the mandolin, guitar, banjo, dobro, mandolin, flute, pennywhistle, drums, electric and stand-up bass, as well as the clarinet and saxophone to round out the edges.
But with Railroad Earth, it’s more than just the music. The band is known for bringing a community experience that is marked by 10 years together on the road. Taking a nod from the Grateful Dead playbook, the band thrives on a devoted national following, while playing from a varied and broad catalog of tunes – the perfect playground for fans to enjoy multiple nights of music, each featuring a different style and energy than the night before.
For more information about the band and their tour check out www.railroadearth.com.
Date Venue City, State
8/17/2012 A Bear's Picnic Laurelton, PA
8/24/2012-8/26/2012 Music on the Mountaintop Foscoe, NC
9/1/2012 Four Corners Folk Festival Pagosa Springs, CO
9/13/2012 Boulder Theater Boulder, CO
9/14/2012 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO
9/15/2012 Crossroads KC Kansas City, MO
9/16/2012 Stiefel Theatre Salina, KS
9/18/2012 Track 29 Chattanooga, TN
9/20/2012 Georgia Theatre Athens, GA
9/21/2012 Auburn University Auburn, AL
9/29/2012 State Theatre - NJ New Brunswick, NJ
10/26/2012-10/28/2012 Hangtown Halloween Ball Placerville, CA
11/23/2012-11/24/2012 Sherman Theater Stroudsburg, PA
12/12/2012-12/16/2012 Strings & Sol Tulum, Mexico