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Railroad Earth

Railroad Earth Tour Dates and Upcoming Concerts

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On tour Yes
Followers 231,156
Category Americana, Psychedelic Rock, Jam Bands, Rock, Bluegrass
Concerts
Mar
06
Sony Hall
New York
Tickets
Mar
07
Aura
Portland
Tickets
Mar
08
Paramount Theatre, VT
Rutland
Tickets
Mar
09
The Cabot
Beverly
Tickets
Mar
10
Infinity Hall Hartford
Hartford
Tickets
Mar
21
suwannee spring reunion 2024
Live Oak
Tickets
Mar
30
Beer in the Bushes 2024
Sanibel
Tickets
Apr
07
Southland Bluegrass & Wilderness Festival 2024
Immokalee
Tickets
May
17
Greenbelt Music Festival 2024
Clive
Tickets
May
17
Tico Time Bluegrass Festival 2024
Aztec
Tickets
Jun
14
Palisade Bluegrass and Roots Festival 2024
Palisade
Tickets
Jul
06
Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Vienna
Tickets
Jul
20
The Redwood Ramble 2024
Navarro
Tickets
Aug
09
Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival 2024
Alta
Tickets
Oct
11
CaveFest 2024
Pelham
Tickets
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 Dave Speranza [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. “What threads the record together?” ponders Todd. “Nostalgia, sadness, and a lot of great moments to sing along to.” For over two decades, Railroad Earth has captivated audiences with gleefully unpredictable live shows and eloquent and elevated studio output. The group introduced its signature sound on 2001’s The Black Bear Sessions. Between selling out hallowed venues such as Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO, they’ve launched the longstanding annual Hangtown Music Festival in Placerville, CA and Hillberry: The Harvest Moon Festival in Ozark, AR—both running for a decade-plus. Sought after by legends, the John Denver Estate tapped them to put lyrics penned by the late John Denver to music on the 2019 vinyl EP, Railroad Earth: The John Denver Letters. Beyond tallying tens of millions of streams, the collective have earned widespread critical acclaim from David Fricke of Rolling Stone, American Songwriter, Glide Magazine, and NPR who assured, “Well-versed in rambling around, as you might expect from a band named after a Jack Kerouac poem, the New Jersey-built jam-grass engine Railroad Earth has let no moss grow under its rustic wheels.” In 2018, Railroad Earth bid farewell to founding member Andy Goessling who passed away from cancer. His shadow loomed over the process as the guys retreated to New Orleans for the first time to record. “From the beginning, the vision was more than just the music,” states Todd. “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!” Another first, they recorded with Anders Osborne behind the board as producer. It might’ve been the gumbo, but the guys seamlessly absorbed the homegrown flavors of the Big Easy by osmosis, incorporating horns, blues harmonica, and the producer’s own perspective and guitar playing. “His enthusiasm is contagious,” exclaims Carey. “There are five producers in this band, so a strong-willed voice from the outside is usually pretty essential. Anders was the voice.” Todd agrees, “He brought a pure and striving soul, unforgettable laugh, rich palette of emotion, a great stash of guitars and amps, philosophical driftings, freedom, unguarded honesty, warmth, and love.” The band paved the way for the album with “The Great Divide,” “It’s So Good,” and “Runnin’ Wild.” Beyond those initial singles, the record picks up steam on “Blues Highway.” Over dusty acoustic guitar, hummable fiddle, and a banjo pluck, Todd recounts a particular road trip down Rte. 61, which ended in “the most downpour of rain I’ve ever experienced.” “We had a show in Natchez, so I decided to make my own adventure out of the trip,” he recalls. “I flew to New Orleans, rented a car, and drove up the Blues Highway like a tourist, stopping and touring the old plantations and blues honky-tonks. I was smelling the river and the refineries. On my return to New Orleans, I drove into what might’ve been a hurricane with intense and terrifying lightning to boot. In the dead of night, I gave up trying to inch down the road, pulled over, and waited it out. The trip seemed like a parallel for my life at the time and inspired the song.” The epic “Driftin’ The Bardo” hinges on one of the final recordings of Andy on ukulele and high-strung guitar. It slips into a poignant piano-driven crescendo punctuated by cinematic strings. “As we were recording it, ‘The Bardo’ came to represent Andy’s transition,” reveals Tim. “It was an emotional experience.” Clocking over eight minutes, “Showers of Rain” unfurls as a “psychedelic excursion” complete with an improvised jam, guitar solo by Anders, a dreamy string section, and imagery “inspired by a strange 19th century novel called Green Mansions.” “We all have those moments when we feel visitations and remember loved ones we’ve lost,” Todd observes. “In New Orleans, Andrew shared with us the night previous he’d had a visit from Andy in his sleep. At my house, we have a cardinal who taps on the window, and my wife think It’s her mom. These are the thoughts in the middle of the song where I ask, ‘Was that really you?’” The album culminates on the wistful “All For The Song” as the final refrain, “All of the heartache, all that’s gone wrong, all for the moment, all for the song,” rings out before a harmonica passage. “It’s a bit painful to contemplate or talk about, to be honest—as are a couple other tunes on this record,” confesses Todd. “The song says way more than enough, I believe.” In the end, Railroad Earth brings listeners closer than ever on All For The Song. “We want audiences to connect to the album,” Carey leaves off. “We hope they’re as moved by the music as we were making it.”
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Genres
Americana, Psychedelic Rock, Jam Bands, Rock, Bluegrass
Band members
John Skehan, Mandolin, Tim Carbone, acoustic electric guitars, pennywhistle, Acoustic electric guitars, Upright and electric bass, Andrew Altman, saxophones and vocals, hand percussion, lap steel, Andy Goessling, dobro, Carey Harmon, Todd Sheaffer, Irish bouzouki, mandolin
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What fans are saying
Erik
5 / 5
Amazing show from three of the best bluegrass bands! Great vibes and lots of people dancing :)
Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery Woodinville, WA
Jun 26, 2023
Glen
4 / 5
Good time but damn it was crowded and way too many people talking way too much!!
The Broadberry Richmond, VA
Dec 17, 2018
Jeanne
5 / 5
Was not there, but it looked like a musical constellation of joy, love and talent.
1stBANK Center Broomfield, CO
Nov 06, 2019
Melanie
5 / 5
Amazing setlist! RRE never disappoints! First time visiting the Jefferson too. Great venue!
Jefferson Theater Charlottesville, VA
Jan 30, 2023
Sue
5 / 5
Great show. Easy in and out, friendly crowd and music was excellent and fun!
McMenamins Grand Lodge Forest Grove, OR
Jun 23, 2023
ed
5 / 5
Really great to see such a great band in such an intimate setting. Awesome!!!
Levon Helm Studios Woodstock, NY
Jul 10, 2022
Shane
4 / 5
Absolutely amazing!! Hope to make it to many more shows in the future.
Slowdown Omaha, NE
Feb 08, 2024
Freddy
5 / 5
These guys are such great performers and the light show was awesome.
Teragram Ballroom Los Angeles, CA
Jan 24, 2020
Kevin
5 / 5
Can’t wait to see them again! Thank you for the great show!
Delmar Hall St. Louis, MO
Feb 03, 2024
Gratefulseedsaver
5 / 5
First set was fire!!! Awesome show!!! DIG THE NEW KEYBOARD PLAYER!!!
Slowdown Omaha, NE
Feb 29, 2024
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Railroad Earth Tour Cities
Clive, IA Alta, WY Aztec, NM New York City, NY Beverly, MA Pelham, TN Live Oak, FL Palisade, CO Rutland, VT Navarro, CA Immokalee, FL Portland, ME Sanibel, FL Hartford, CT Vienna, VA

Frequently Asked Questions About Railroad Earth

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is Railroad Earth on tour?

Yes, Railroad Earth is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming Railroad Earth concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The Railroad Earth tour is scheduled for 15 dates across 15 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is Railroad Earth scheduled to play?

Railroad Earth is scheduled to play 15 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the Railroad Earth tour start?

Railroad Earth’s tour starts Mar 06, 2024 and ends on Oct 11, 2024. They will play 15 cities; their most recent concert was held in New York at Sony Hall and their next upcoming concert will be in Alta at Grand Targhee Resort.

What venues is Railroad Earth performing at?

As part of the Railroad Earth tour, Railroad Earth is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

Mar 06 - New York, NY @ Sony Hall
Mar 07 - Portland, ME @ Aura
Mar 08 - Rutland, VT @ Paramount Theatre, VT
Mar 09 - Beverly, MA @ The Cabot
Mar 10 - Hartford, CT @ Infinity Hall Hartford
Mar 21 - Live Oak, FL @ Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park
Mar 30 - Sanibel, FL @ Beer in the Bushes
Apr 07 - Immokalee, FL @ Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee
May 17 - Clive, IA @ Greenbelt Music Festival
May 17 - Aztec, NM @ Tico Time River Resort
Jun 14 - Palisade, CO @ Riverbend Park
Jul 06 - Vienna, VA @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Jul 20 - Navarro, CA @ Camp Navarro
Aug 09 - Alta, WY @ Grand Targhee Resort
Oct 11 - Pelham, TN @ The Caverns
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