Improvisational, progressive Americana band — Railroad Earth — will return to Montana for two concerts in 2023, performing at The Wilma in Missoula on February 15th and The ELM in Bozeman on February 19th. Missoula’s show will feature support from local bluegrass group The Timber Rattlers, and Bozeman’s show will feature support from local Americana jam band, Hooligans.
If you’ve never had the pleasure of seeing Railroad Earth live, you’re in for a treat. This road-tested, talented group is known for their unique blend of Americana, bluegrass, and folk music. Since 2001, Railroad Earth has built a dedicated fanbase with their healthy infusion of improvisation that keeps every performance fresh and exciting.
Produced by Anders Osborne and primarily recorded in New Orleans, Railroad Earth released their seventh full-length album, All For The Song, in 2022. It’s the first album release since founding member, Andy Goessling’s passing in 2o18. Frontman Todd Sheaffer said:
“We looked at this like a ‘destination’ record. Our past records were all made close to home or, in fact, at home. Andy’s passing was very much in the center of our thoughts and our hearts in the writing and recording of this album. Things were so shaken up that we thought it’d be a benefit to go away from all of the distractions and be together. In New Orleans, there is great food and there are great spirits to be shared. I’ll leave the music part of the equation for others to judge, but we surely succeeded in making the bonding part of the vision come to fruition!”
These guys know how to put on a show, and their spirited hobo jam sound is sure to leave a lasting impression on all who attend. Mark your calendars and don’t wait to get your tickets!
PRESALE: Limited Groove presale tickets will be available online only (while supplies last) from 10am to 10pm, Thursday, Jan. 12th. A password will be provided via email after completing the Groove Presale sign up form where it says GET TICKETS below. PLEASE NOTE: Logjam Gift Cards cannot be used for presale purchases. Learn how to purchase tickets with your Logjam gift card here.
PUBLIC ON SALE: Tickets for both shows will go on sale to the general public Friday, Jan. 13th, 2022 at 10:00AM and will be available at the Top Hat box office, The ELM box office, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. Visit the specific event page below for tickets and more info.
About Railroad Earth
A brother leaves this world too soon. A trip down U.S. Highway 61 ends in a deluge of biblical proportions. A retreat to the Big Easy results in its own flood of inspiration. A new chapter begins. These moments and many more fade in and out of focus on Railroad Earth’s seventh full-length album, All For The Song.
The celebrated New Jersey quintet—Todd Sheaffer [lead vocals, acoustic guitar], Tim Carbone [violins, electric guitar, vocals], John Skehan [mandolin, bouzouki, piano, vocals], Carey Harmon [drums, percussion, vocals], and Andrew Altman [upright & electric bass]—chronicle the twists and turns of this journey through eloquent songcraft, bluegrass soul, and rock ‘n’ roll spirit.
“Perhaps, it represents the journey we’ve been on for twenty years as a band and as a family,” observes Carey.
“I will always remember these sessions as a time of healing and reflection,” adds Andrew.
“What threads the record together?” ponders Todd. “Nostalgia, sadness, and a lot of great moments to sing along to.” Continue reading…