This Friday, March 4th, alternative-roots-jam-band Railroad Earth will bring an array of stringed and air-based instrumentation to Headliners Music Hall. This sextet is known for bringing and playing anything from a sax, to a banjo, to a penny whistle, which is representative of their Celtic flavor, although they’re Jersey boys. That being said, you’ll also hear a strong blue-collar rock n‘ roll sound, something the Jersey area is known for producing.
Their latest self-titled album, which was released in 2010, debuted at #5 on Billboard’s Heatseeker chart.
So, in the spirit of comparing Railroad Earth to other better know acts - for those who’ve never heard them- Railroad Earth almost sounds as if Jerry Garcia was singing for a band consisting of various members from Wilco, Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers, and maybe even Ryan Adam’s Cardinals, and with a few random Irish orchestra players as well. You decide. Here is a cool video of their song “Hard Livin”
w/ special guest
Friday, March 4th
Headliners Music Hall
1386 Lexington Road
** Jason Ashcraft is a freelance music writer who focuses on Kentucky's original music scene. Visit his blog at www.TheScuttlebuttHour.com