Railroad Earth - New Year's Eve Show
This is a past event. Monday, December 31, 2018 at 9:00pm
Roseland Theater 8 N.W. Sixth Ave., Portland, OR 97209
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!”
With: Shook Twins.