Railroad Earth bassist Andrew Altman releases EP produced by Tom Hamilton

Article Contributed by press | Published on Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Railroad Earth bassist Andrew Altman spent some time in the studio with Tom Hamilton (American Babies, JRAD, Phil Lesh) last year and the resulting five song EP is now available in most online outlets. Andrew has contributed a couple songs to the RRE catalog in the past but this is his first collection of all original material with Tom Hamilton handling production duties and performing on the record as well. 

A word from Andrew… 

“I sent Tom ten songs and told him to pick five, tell me when to play, and when to shut up. We worked off and on about 6 months at Peter Tramo’s studio in Philly, and it was a liberating experience because it put me in the mindset of a session player even though it was my own session. If you trust the person leading it all, as I did with Tom, then it’s perfect because you can drop all the obsessing and doubt that, for me, usually comes with making decisions about your own music. I really feel like the end result is a record and not just a recording of songs.” 

From Tom Hamilton… 

"Working on the Andrew Altman EP was a blast. Drew and I had been playing together a bit with American Babies and when he mentioned working together on his material in the studio, I was stoked. He has a great ear for melody and form. From the first listen to even the roughest demos, it was clear that Andrew takes the craft seriously. I'm proud to have helped these songs take shape and be a part of Altman's evolution into a solo artist."

CDs are available at RRE shows and Andrew has a special package via his Facebook artist page: Facebook.com/andrewaltmanmusic