Railroad Earth: New Album, New Bassist - On TOUR
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.
|4/22/2010||The 8 x 10||Baltimore||Maryland|
|4/23/2010||The Orange Peel||Asheville||North Carolina|
|4/27/2010||The Engine Room||Tallahassee||Florida|
|4/29/2010||Tipitina's French Quarter||New Orleans||Louisiana|
|5/1/2010||Washington & Lee University||Lexington||Virginia|
|5/13/2010||Port City Music Hall||Portland||Maine|
|5/14/2010||Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel||Providence||Rhode Island|
|5/15/2010||Bromberg's Big Noise||Wilmington||Delaware|
|5/22/2010||Cat's Cradle||Carrboro||North Carolina|
|5/23/2010||Visulite Theatre||Charlotte||North Carolina|
|5/27/2010||Allegany County Fairgrounds||Cumberland Center||Maryland|
|5/28/2010||Allegany County Fairgrounds||Cumberland||Maryland|
|5/30/2010||Summer Camp 2010 at Three Sister's||Chillicothe||Illinois|
|6/1/2010||Old Rock House||St Louis||Missouri|
|6/6/2010||Michael Arnone's Crawfish Fest||Augusta||New Jersey|
|6/17/2010||The Temptress (Rocks Off Boat)||New York City||New York|
|6/19/2010||Clearwater Festival||Croton on Hudson||New York|
|7/1/2010||High Sierra Music Festival||Quincy||California|
|7/2/2010||High Sierra Music Festival||Quincy||California|
|7/10/2010||All Good Music Festival and Campout||Masontown||West Virginia|
|7/16/2010||Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival||Oak Hill||New York|
|7/24/2010||The Stone Pony||Asbury Park||New Jersey|
|7/25/2010||Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival||Trumansburg||New York|
|8/15/2010||Mile High Music Festival||Commerce City||Colorado|
|8/20/2010||YarmonyGrass Music Festival||Bond||Colorado|
|8/21/2010||YarmonyGrass Music Festival||Bond||Colorado|
|8/27/2010||Music on the Mountaintop Festival||Boone||North Carolina|