Railroad Earth

2012 DelFest Preview

I had a dream about Steve Martin, last night..

I knew I'd be writing this story, today.. That's likely why he was on my mind.  Of course he was in a white suit, with an arrow headband on his head.  [I'm a child of the seventies, after all..] But instead of playing for laughs, he was picking his banjo with fire, along with a bevy of world-class bluegrass musicians.  This was an especially fun dream, considering I've never seen him perform in any capacity beyond the movie theater.

Railroad Earth | New Years Eve | Ogden Theater | 2011>2012

On New Year’s Eve, Railroad Earth swung into a rendition of Warhead Boogie that, when all was said and done, left me in a state of almost comical ecstasy. During the crescendo and climax, I was twirling and spinning and swirling and grinning, and, then, when even kinetic rhythm couldn’t contain my body, I jumped as high I could, over and over, like a gobsmacked pogo stick.

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Magnolia Festival: We can rediscover the wonders of nature, down by the (Suwannee) riverside..

This year’s Magnolia Festival was characterized by the usual wonderful blend of bluegrass, reggae and families and by unusually cold night- time temperatures.  Hovering above freezing at night, the mountain music sounded just right in the cool mountain air of the Florida “hills”.  As I sit in tank top and shorts in eighty degrees of Florida sunshine to write this, frozen fingers, frozen breath, the warmth of the fire and being bundled up from head to toe here last weekend seems surreal.  Though it was “crisp” to say the least

Forecast Says: We're Heading to Hangtown!

Just one week left until the gates open for the inaugural Hangtown Halloween Ball – featuring Railroad Earth - in Placerville, CA, October 28-30 and the early weather forecast is looking stellar for festival-goers all weekend! Forecasting a sunny, cloudless weekend with temps in the 70’s, it will be the perfect setting for a Harvest season event!

The Festy Experience | Nelson County, Virginia | 2011

I don't know about you, but for me -- The Infamous Stringdusters appear to be on a roll.  Red Rocks, A Grammy nomination, a new guitarist -- and an even newer mandolin player.. They have a new release expected in the spring on their own label, High Country Records..

YarmonyGrass Festival 2011 | Review

As a relative newcomer to Colorado, I've been waiting to find a festival than can live up to the wonderful Arkansas festivals I've come to know and love over the years. I can definitely say I've found just such a festival high in the mountains at Rancho Del Rio, YarmonyGrass.

2011 Harmony Festival: 'A Tribute to the Life of Owsley “Bear” Stanley and the Musical Spirit of Jerry Garcia'

Some forty or so years ago in the Summer of Love, tens of thousands of Northern Californians – and soon after, many more Americans – changed their minds about certain aspects of American life.  They decided that spending their lives in the pursuit of fun and a higher wisdom would be preferable to an existence devoted exclusively to getting, spending, and serving corporations.  They decided that all of this would be best accompanied by music.

Railroad Earth Kicks off their New Years Eve Run

Railroad Earth always attracts a massive crowd, and I had to soon forgotten the multiple block lines that can accumulate beside the Ogden on a big night.

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YarmonyGrass Festival This Weekend in Colorado!

Ticket sales for the fifth annual YarmonyGrass Festival are now underway. The high country camping event known for unrivaled mountain activities and top shelf national talent will take place in Bond, CO on August 20-22nd offering concert goers an experience that is as good for the soul as it is for the ears.

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