Railroad Earth


It should come as no surprise to anyone who knows the band that Railroad Earth has been approaching legendary status. Their latest studio album, Last of the Outlaws, (their 7th full length) has not only spawned a year’s worth of touring and a recent DVD release, Live At Red Rocks, chronicling their triumphant 2014 show at the famed Colorado venue, the press around the album has been nothing short of stellar.

Upon release in January 2014, Last Of The Outlaws was tagged by RELIX magazine writer Justin Jacobs as what “may become Railroad Earth’s identifying recording—the moment where they laugh in the faces of the critics who’ve lazily dubbed them the ‘folk-pop-Celtic-bluegrass-roots-and-rock act from Jersey.’” Jacobs goes on, “The piece finds this sextet beautifully, seamlessly weaving through distinct movements and melodies that cover the gamut of styles and emotions—like The Decemberists’ The Hazards of Love, but more focused.”

And so it goes… the album is an adept intermeshing of style and substance- perhaps Railroad Earth’s most significant achievement to date. Top-to-bottom listening reveals moments of Dylan and The Band, Neil Young, Jimmy Webb and Gram Parsons, just to name a few, but the band handles rollicking country bluegrass and Celtic influences just as effortlessly as their classic American Songbook bent. Kick-off track, “Chasin’ A Rainbow” was recently celebrated by AMERICAN SONGWRITER with a track premiere featuring chime-in from RRE singer/songwriter, Todd Sheaffer, JAMBANDS quipped, just today that, “Railroad Earth has reached a new destination with Last Of The Outlaws,” and the album has charted in several BILLBOARD categories within the first week of release.

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