Railroad Earth - The 2014 Tour
Newgrass pioneers Railroad Earth are touring North America again, hitting every
corner of the continent from New York to Mexico. Don't miss some of the most innovative musicians of our generation as they
perform their signature mixture of bluegrass, rock, and jazz in a location near you, including: Weddington, NC; Cumberland,
MD; Napa, CA; Bend and North Plains, OR; Papillion, NE; Kansas City, MO; Owensboro, KY; Milwaukee, WI; Apple Valley, MN; Cincinnati
and Columbus, OH; Grand Rapids, MI; Syracuse, NY; Hampton Beach, NH; Boulder and Morrison, CO; Floyd, VA; Danville, IL; North
Adams, MA; and Puerto Morelos, Mexico. Keep up to date on all of Railroad Earth's concert calendar right here on StubHub.com.
Earth have been consistently blowing the lids off of every type of venue, from the most exciting festivals (Napa Valley's
BottleRock, Floyd's Black Dog, Danville's Phases of the Moon) to the biggest iconic venues (Columbus' LC Pavillion, The Boulder
Theater). Don't miss your chance to catch these legendary trail blazers as they bring their unique sound to a venue near you.
About Railroad Earth
Railroad Earth was formed in early 2001, and would take their namesake from beat writer
Jack Kerouac's work "October in the Railroad Earth". The glue that would bind the band together would be Brian Ross, who would
be the band's manager and mentor throughout their career. Guitarist and vocalist Todd Sheaffer would perform alongside Tim
Carbone, John Skehan, Andy Goessling, Carey Harmon and Dave Von Dollen to create the original Railroad Earth. With less than
a month to rehearse and write songs, manager Ross pushed them into the studio for their first demo, which alongside a promotional
video, would land them their first gig at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Ross would continue to push the band to release
their first album in time for their debut performance, which would drop in the nick of time before their debut performance.
first performance would catapult the band forward as Sugar Hill Records immediately signed the band. Within a year they would
follow up, to growing critical and fan acclaim and ever increasing exposure on the airwaves. By 2007 the band was playing
the biggest events across North America, including the legendary Austin City Limits Festival. Despite occasional shakeups
in the bands lineup, including the departure of Dave Von Dollen and the addition of Andrew Altman, the band has maintained
their signature sound all the while increasing their mainstream exposure and fanbase. Now on their seventh album, Railroad
Earth is showing no signs of slowing down as they continue to push the limits of genre, sweeping the nation with their iconic
The bands debut album was 2001's The Black Bear Sessions. Still the flagship
album of the band's unique sound, hits such as "Seven Story Mountain" "Head" and "Railroad Earth" started the band's early
momentum towards stardom. In particular, the self titled "Railroad Earth" would become one of the bands best known and most
iconic songs. Their 2002 follow up, Bird In A House would gain much fan acclaim and accelerate the band's already busy tour
schedule. The singles "Like a Buddha" and "Mighty River" would get the band radio play and hype as they began to become regulars
in root and folk festivals across the country.
Their harmonic sound would continue to evolve with their fourth album
Amen Corner, with "Been Down This Road" receiving particular attention. Other singles from the album, "Hard Livin'" and the
cheeky "Waggin' The Dog" would catapult this album into one of Railroad Earth's best yet.
The band's most recent albums,
including their fifth self titled Railroad Earth and Last of the Outlaws, would see depth and evolution in Railroad Earth's
unseen in their previous albums. Railroad Earth in particular would see musical experimentation and solidify them as a formidable
jam band as it clocked in as the band's longest track, the 11 minute instrumental "Spring-Heeled Jack".
of the band's early success can be attributed in part to their hard working manager Brian Ross, who would constantly push
the band forward in their early days.
The band has recorded albums with over five different labels, including Bos Music,
Sugar Hill, SCI Fidelity, and One Haven Music. However, their manager Brian Ross has been a consistent figure within the band
since its inception.
The Railroad Earth Concert Experience
Be ready to listen to music that way it is
meant to be heard. With one of the most talented ensembles to grace the stage today, Railroad Earth produces a product that
is far removed from the tired, done-again hits of the pop and rock genres. A perfect synthesis of collaboration, musical theory,
and pure unadulterated jam, the band provides soul to the music scene that very few musicians are able to match. Don't miss
the musical experience of a lifetime - grab your tickets today, on StubHub.