6/19/2008 - Railroad Earth
'In a relatively short period of time, Railroad Earth grew from a talented local group to a respected jam band, headlining at prestigious festivals such as Telluride in Colorado. Combining progressive bluegrass with instrumental dexterity, the band has joined the ranks of Donna the Buffalo, Leftover Salmon, and the String Cheese Incident on the summer festival circuit. Like these bands, Railroad Earth followed in the footsteps of veteran jam band the Grateful Dead, combining folk-styled lyrics with a tendency toward lengthy improvisation in concert. Unlike many of their contemporaries, however, the band has primarily relied on acoustic instruments to add a traditional feel to their songs. 'With its mix of bluegrass, folk, Celtic, Rock, jazz and long jams,' wrote Bill Reed in the Colorado Springs Gazette, 'Railroad Earth can play almost anywhere.' - enotes.com
Come celebrate the release of Railroad Earth's latest 'Amen Corner' with a short free show at CD WORLD on Thursday 6/19/08 at 5pm and then catch them later that night at the McDonald Theatre in Eugene!