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Railroad Earth / Split Lip Rayfield

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  • Categories: Bluegrass, Folk, Jam
  • Event posted: Jan. 27, 2009
  • Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014

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Railroad Earth has the resume of a jamgrass superpower - their tenth gig was at Telluride - but delves far beyond bluegrass to create its hybrid of rock, pop and modern folk flavors. Moreso than its peers, Railroad Earth is distinguished by the kind of masterful songwriting that puts the song before the jam and recalls voices as diverse as Neil Finn, Robyn Hitchcock, The Grateful Dead, The Band and The Eagles. The group’s latest studio release "Amen Corner" is a home-recorded collection of crisp roots, bluegrass, and acoustic sides. Split Lip Rayfield started taking shape about the time Bill Clinton was getting situated in the oval office. The group's fifth studio album "I'll Be Around" is its first collection of new material since 2004's "Should Have Seen It Coming." It's vintage Split Lip: blazing-fast banjo and mandolin licks balanced by high-lonesome ballads and a healthy sense of humor. Listen to our podcast preview of the new album. Tickets: $16 adv, $18 dos

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