July 07, 2008

Railroad Earth: Amen Corner

 Railroad Earth
L to R: Tim Carbone, Andy Goessling, Carey Harmon, Johnny Grubb, John Skehan, Todd Sheaffer - photo: C. Taylor Crothers

Every band starts out banging out tunes at home. Railroad Earth has gone full circle and set up their instruments at songwriter Todd Sheaffer’s 300-year old farmhouse in the rural New Jersey countryside to lay down the tracks for their new album Amen Corner. The results are warm and crisp recordings, all songs bouncing off the walls in a way that will cost you plenty to emulate in a studio.

Railroad Earth: Amen Corner

Amen Corner is an essential addition to your Americana collection. Railroad Earth have carefully honed their chops on the road and recording at home has giving them the opportunity to build their songs in a relaxed environment. It might be recognized as their Exile on Main St without the drugs in years to come. An they have a secret weapon: Andy Goessling, a multi-instrumentalist who can tackle more stuff than most other bands put together.

Railroad Earth:
Todd Sheaffer: vocals, acoustic guitars
Tim Carbone: violin, vocals
John Skehan: mandolin, buzouki, vocals
Andy Goessling: acoustic guitars, banjo, dobro, mandolin, flute, pennywhistle, saxophones, vocals
Carey Harmon: drums, percussion, vocals
Johnny Grubb: bass

Amen Corner is released on SCI Fidelity Records.

  1. Been Down This Road
  2. Hard Livin'
  3. Bringin' My Baby Back Home
  4. The Forecast
  5. Right In Tune
  6. Waggin' The Dog
  7. Little Bit O' Me
  8. Lonecroft Ramble
  9. Crossing The Gap
  10. All Alone
  11. You Never Know
  12. Lovin' You
Live dates:
  • 07/12 WXPN "Xponential" Music Festival, Camden, NJ
  • 07/13 All Good Music Fest, Masontown, WV
  • 07/25 Floydfest, Floyd, Virginia
  • 07/27 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Hillsdale, NY
  • 08/01 Dunegrass, Empire, Michigan
  • 08/02 Silver Maple Music Festival, Comstack Park, Michigan
  • 08/10 Up North Festival, Hiram, Maine
  • 08/16 Yarmony Grass, Bond, CO
  • 08/17 Yarmony Grass, Bond, CO
  • 09/04 9:30 Club, Washington
  • 09/05 Fillmore At The Tla, Philadelphia, PA
  • 09/06 Fillmore At Irving Plaza, New York, NY
  • 09/11 Traverse City Opera House, Traverse City, Michigan
  • 09/13 Barrymore Theater, Madison, Wisconsin
  • 09/14 Miramar Theater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 09/16 The Cabooze, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 09/17 The Englert Theater, Iowa City, IA
  • 09/19 Fox Theater, Boulder, CO
  • 09/20 Fox Theater, Boulder, CO
  • 09/22 Orpheum Theater, Flagstaff, AZ
  • 09/23 Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA
  • 09/25 The Roxy, W. Hollywood, CA
  • 09/26 Fillmore San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • 09/27 Fillmore San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • 10/18 Paradise Rock Club, Boston, Massachusetts

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