Railroad Earth & Greensky Bluegrass (August 23, 2017)

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Railroad Earth & Greensky Bluegrass Get Tickets

ADVANCE
$33.00
DAY OF SHOW
$38.00



Show:7:30 PM
Doors:6:00 PM
Age:18+
General Admission Show
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(special note) Due to unforeseen circumstances, moe. will be going on indefinite hiatus effective August 1st, 2017.  Because of this moe. will no longer perform at their previously schedule show at the Casino Ballroom August 23rd with Railroad Earth.  Railroad Earth, however, will still be performing and have just announced the addition of Greensky Bluegrass to the show.  All tickets for the August 23rd show will still be honored for the new lineup, refunds, for anyone that would like one, are available at the point of purchase. For more on the situation with moe. please view this letter to their fans http://www.moe.org/news/a-letter-to-our-famoe-ly/ 
We appreciate your understanding and are sorry for any inconvenience.  


Ultimately, Railroad Earth’s music is driven by the remarkable songs of front-man, Todd Sheaffer, and is delivered with seamless arrangements and superb musicianship courtesy of all six band members. As mandolin/bouzouki player John Skehan points out, “Our M.O. has always been that we can improvise all day long, but we only do it in service to the song. There are a lot of songs that, when we play them live, we adhere to the arrangement from the record. And other songs, in the nature and the spirit of the song, everyone knows we can kind of take flight on them.” Sheaffer continues: “The songs are our focus, our focal point; it all starts right there. Anything else just comments on the songs and gives them color. Some songs are more open than others. They ‘want’ to be approached that way – where we can explore and trade musical ideas and open them up to different territories. But sometimes it is what the song is about.”
So: they can jam with the best of them and they have some bluegrass influences, but they use drums and amplifiers (somewhat taboo in the bluegrass world). What kind of music is it then? Mandolin/vocalist John Skehan offers this semi-descriptive term: “I always describe it as a string band, but an amplified string band with drums.” Tim Carbone takes a swing: “We’re a Country & Eastern band! ” Todd Sheaffer offers “A souped-up string band? I don’t know. I’m not good at this.” Or, as a great drummer/singer/mandolin player with an appreciation for Americana once said: “Rock & roll!”

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