Jamgrass troubadours Railroad Earth paid their respects to David Bowie at their New Year’s Eve show at Portland, Oregon’s Revolution Hall. Railroad got everyone all aboard with their cover of Bowie’s “Young Americans” shortly after midnight. Recently, Jambase premiered a recording of the Bowie debut. You can listen to RRE’s take on “Young Americans” here.
Railroad is jumping into a three night run at Denver’s Ogden Theatre this weekend (Jan. 20-22) with Scott Pemberton as support Friday and Saturday. Jon Stickley Trio will open Sunday. You can find tickets to RRE’s Denver shows on AXS by following this link. After Denver, the band will head over to Harrah’s in Lake Tahoe on January 26 before hopping over to the Bay Area for another three-night run in San Francisco January 27-29.
Hailing from Stillwater, New Jersey, Railroad Earth gleaned their moniker from the Jack Kerouac short story “October in the Railroad Earth.” The band combines elements of bluegrass, Americana, rock and Celtic music to create interesting compositions often written by songsmith and frontman Todd Sheaffer. The band also consists of members Tim Carbone (fiddle), John Skehan (mandolin), Carey Harmon (drums), Andrew Altman (bass), and multi-instrumentalist Andy Goesssling. Check out their stellar tune "Bird In A House" below.