Thursday, May 20, 2010

Railroad Earth Photos, Review & Tickets

Railroad Earth at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC (review by Todd "Fox" Johnson)
Railroad Earth photos from All Good Festival by David Oppenheimer

For a band that was able to get booked to play the outlandishly popular Telluride Bluegrass Festival before ever playing a show; they have gone on to emblazon audiences with a musical meld of high level artistry. I have enjoyed witnessing their unique flavors of highly bluegrass tinged music for over seven years, although they formed just before that Telluride show in 2001. 

They have since produced three albums of imaginative construct and great instrumental quality. Railroad Earth by all counts is a fans band; lighting up venues of all kinds and unleashing a wave of playful soul stirring boogie not to be missed. Now if ever things could be better for the band, they are; having been the "Friends" in "Phil & Friends" the famous side project for Phil Lesh of The Grateful Dead. They have continued to progress as a group of exceptional and aware musicians; who seek to equal their audiences passion for their work, with a lovingly assembled tapestry in each of their live shows. 

On Saturday April 24th 2010, Railroad Earth brought its own version of (string amped/americana/rock) to The Orange Peel a well known venue in Asheville NC. I had seen them backstage before going on and could tell they were excited, to bring a memorable evening to crowd eager to see them again.

 As well, the stand-out Asheville group Now You See Them opened the night, with a set of enthralling (indie/pop/folk) juiced up with non-traditional instruments. Although there are three core members (Jason, Dulci, Shane) they usually incorporate other musicians; as they did this night. Their eccentric high energy, well placed harmony and sweetly crafted melodies; really catapulted the substantial early audience into the fluid bouncing soirees they are known for. It is my understanding this was the first time NYST played at The Orange Peel; the beautiful fun-filled opening set they produced being evidence of what is to come. Current Railroad Earth members are Todd Sheaffer, Tim Carbone, John Skehan, Andy Goessling, Carey Harmon & Andrew Altman.

After a short interlude Railroad Earth lit up this smaller venue; crafting with ease and expertise the kind of performance we know them for. The already fully engaged audience had an immediate immersion of boogie filter the room, which none could escape. They continued on an expansively playful foray for a couple hours, to a packed house. You could feel the crowd flowing with the band and showing their joyous appreciation throughout the night. Yet again, showing their ability to make fans feel as though being treated to an at home performance by grate "Friends"; but also witnessing the incredible. The enthralled crowd left them with a trail of cheers and fan love, so thick you could cut a doughnut out of it. 

As for Railroad Earth, this was one of a unique assemblage of venues in their Spring Tour; from a live broadcast on "World Cafe" to save the historic Queen Theater in Wilmington Delaware, to the always rollicking Wakarusa Music Festival in Ozark Arkansas, and ending with the exciting Clearwater's River Festival in Hudson New York on June 19 and 20. This all continues into their Summer Tour packed with outstanding festival engagements like: High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy California, All Good Festival in Masontown West Virginia, and the Mile High Music Festival in Commerce City Colorado. 

Railroad Earth as always use their prowess to bring enlightened, blistering, spell-binding performances; that aid us in digging down into the musical roots as well spiraling onto transcendent "musicscapes".


Railroad Earth Tour Dates & Tickets

    * April 23 Asheville, NC— The Orange Peel
    * April 24 Atlanta, GA—Variety Playhouse
    * April 26 Birmingham, AL—Workplay Theatre
    * April 27 Tallahassee, FL—The Engine Room
    * April 28 New Orleans, LA— Tipitina’s
    * April 30 Blacksburg, VA—Attitudes Bar
    * May 1 Lexington VA— Washington & Lee University
    * May 13 Portland, ME— Port City Music Hall
    * May 14 Providence, RI— Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
    * May 15 Wilmington, DE—Bromberg’s Big Noise
    * May 20 Glenside, PA— Keswick Theatre
    * May 21 Richmond, VA—Brown’s Island
    * May 22 Carrboro, NC— Cat’s Cradle
    * May 23 Charlotte, NC— Visulite Theatre
    * May 27-28 Cumberland, MD— Allegany County Fairgrounds
    * May 30 Chillicothe, IL— Summer Camp
    * June 1 St Louis, MO— Old Rock House
    * June 3-4 Ozark, AK— Wakarusa Festival
    * June 6 Augusta, NJ—Michael Arnone’s Crawfish Fest
    * June 17 New York, NY— The Temptress (Rocks Off Boat)
    * June 19 Croton on Hudson, NY— Clearwater Festival
    * July 1-2 Quincy, CA— High Sierra Music Festival
    * July 10 Masontown, WV— All Good Music Festival and Campout
    * July 16 Oak Hill, NY— Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival
    * July 23 Floyd, VA— Floydfest
    * July 24 Asbury Park, NJ— The Stone Pony
    * July 25 Trumansburg, NY— Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival
    * August 15 Commerce City, CO—Mile High Music Festival
    * August 20-21 Bond, CO—YarmonyGrass Music Festival
    * August 27 Boone, NC—Music on the Mountaintop Festival

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Black Crowes Tickets VIP Packages Say Goodnight To The Bad Guys 2010 Tour

The Black Crows have just announced that they will be offering several different VIP ticket packages for their upcoming Say Goodnight To The Bad Guys 2010 Tour - which will be The Black Crow's 20th Anniversary Tour.  The VIP tickets will come in four different packages.  VIP Black Crows tickets will only be offered at select seated venues.

 The Black Crows VIP Ticket Packages

 The Black Crows VIP Package "High Head Blues"

 Package High Head Blues:(GA Venues with balconies in select cities only)
. VIP Balcony Access
. Commemorative Laminate
. Pre-show cocktail hour and appetizers (Food and Beverages  Provided)*
. Limited Edition "Cosmic Friend" Music Pack
. Limited Edition Show Poster

The VIP ticket package "Mellow Down  Easy" will include seating in the first 15 rows (Reserved)--- NOTE: first 2 balcony rows for  Nashville, and express entry and a limited edition show poster.

 Chris Robinson with The Black Crows

 The Black Crows "Welcome to the Good Times" VIP Ticket Package includes:
(SEATED Venues in select cities only)
. Express Entry(not available for Nashville or Charleston)
. Seat in first 10 rows (Reserved)
. Commemorative Laminate
. Pre-show cocktail hour and appetizers (Food and Beverages  Provided - may be at nearby venue)
. Limited Edition "Cosmic Friend" Musical Merchandise Pack
. Limited Edition Show Poster

The Black Crows are also offering a comprehensive VIP ticket package called "Lay  It All On Me".

Lay It All On Me VIP ticket package includes:

 The Black Crows Tickets

Lay It All On Me:(SEATED Venues in select cities only)
. Express Entry(Not available for Nashville or Charleston)
. First 2 rows of venue(first 4 rows for Nashville)
. Pre-show cocktail hour and appetizers (Food and Beverages  Provided - may be at nearby venue)
. Limited Edition Signed Show Poster
. Limited Edition "Cosmic Friend" Musical Merchandise Pack
. Preferred Parking (Not available for Nashville)
. Post Show Party with Food and Beverages Provided
. Commemorative Laminate

The Black Crowes 20th Anniversary Tour Schedule - All Tour Dates

The Black Crowes Tickets at Ticketmaster

 The Black Crows Tickets

The Black Crowes       Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
San Diego, CA    
May 21, 2010
Friday 7:30 pm

The Black Crowes     Whitewater On The Horseshoe
New Braunfels, TX    
May 28, 2010
Friday 7:00 pm

The Black Crowes     Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury
Westbury, NY    
June 2, 2010
Wednesday 8:00 pm

The Black Crowes     Cape Cod Melody Tent
Hyannis, MA    
June 4, 2010
Friday 8:00 pm

The Black Crowes     Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Hampton, NH    
June 6, 2010
Sunday 8:00 pm

 Chris Robinson - The Black Crowes

The Black Crowes     Mountain Winery
Saratoga, CA    
June 30, 2010
Wednesday 7:30 pm

The Black Crowes     Britt Festivals Gardens and Amphitheater
Jacksonville, OR    
July 2, 2010
Friday 7:00 pm

HullabaLOU Music Festival (3 Day Pass Fri-Sun)     Churchill Downs
Louisville, KY    
July 23, 2010
Friday TBA

HullabaLOU Music Festival: Dave Matthews Band     Churchill Downs
Louisville, KY    
July 25, 2010
Sunday 1:00 pm

The Black Crowes     Riverside Theatre - WI
Milwaukee, WI    
August 13, 2010
Friday TBA

The Black Crowes     Northern Lights Casino
Walkerton, ON    
August 14, 2010
Saturday TBA

 The Black Crowes 20th Anniversary Tour

The Black Crowes     Minnesota Zoo Amphitheatre
St. Paul, MN    
August 15, 2010
Sunday 7:30 pm

The Black Crowes     Simon Estes Amphitheater
Des Moines, IA    
August 17, 2010
Tuesday TBA

The Black Crowes     Harrah's Voodoo Lounge
Maryland Heights, MO    
August 18, 2010
Wednesday 9:00 pm

The Black Crowes     The Fillmore Detroit
Detroit, MI    
August 20, 2010
Friday 7:00 pm

 Chris Robinson with The Black Crowes

The Black Crowes     Chicago Theatre
Chicago, IL    
August 21, 2010
Saturday 7:00 pm

The Black Crowes     The Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
Columbus, OH    
August 22, 2010
Sunday 6:00 pm

The Black Crowes     House of Blues-Cleveland
Cleveland, OH    
August 24, 2010
Tuesday 8:30 pm

The Black Crowes     Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
Indianapolis, IN    
August 25, 2010
Wednesday 8:00 pm

The Black Crowes     The Pageant
St. Louis, MO    
August 27, 2010
Friday TBA

The Black Crowes
Appearing at "Doheny Blues Festival"
Sat 05/22/10         Dana Point, CA     Doheny State Beach    

The Black Crowes       
Thu 05/27/10         Mission, TX     Las Palmas Race Park    

The Black Crowes       
Fri 05/28/10         New Braunfels, TX     Whitewater Amphitheatre    

The Black Crowes       
Appearing at "Riverfest" Little Rock
Sat 05/29/10         Little Rock, AR     Downtown Little Rock    

The Black Crowes
Wed 06/02/10         Westbury, NY     Theatre At Westbury    
The Black Crowes
Fri 06/04/10         Hyannis, MA     Cape Cod Melody Tent    
The Black Crowes       
Sun 06/06/10         Hampton Beach, NH     Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom    
The Black Crowes       
Wed 06/30/10         Saratoga, CA     The Mountain Winery    
The Black Crowes
Appearing at "Britt Festival"
Fri 07/02/10         Jacksonville, OR     Britt Pavilion    

The Black Crowes
Appearing at "High Sierra Music Festival"
Sat 07/03/10         Quincy, CA     Plumas County Fairgounds    

The Black Crowes
Fri 07/23/10         Fort Wayne, IN     Piere's Entertainment Center    

The Black Crowes
Sat 07/24/10         Tunica, MS     Horseshoe Casino    

The Black Crowes
Appearing at "HullabaLOU Music Festival" / Dave Matthews Band
Sun 07/25/10         Louisville, KY     Churchill Downs    
The Black Crowes       
Fri 08/13/10         Milwaukee, WI     Riverside Theatre    

The Black Crowes
Sat 08/14/10         Walker, MN     Northern Lights Casino    

The Black Crowes       
Sun 08/15/10         Apple Valley, MN     Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater    
The Black Crowes       
Tue 08/17/10         Des Moines, IA     Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheatre    

The Black Crowes       
Wed 08/18/10         Kansas City, MO     Harrah's North Kansas City    

The Black Crowes
Fri 08/20/10         Detroit, MI     The Fillmore Detroit    
The Black Crowes
Sat 08/21/10         Chicago, IL     Chicago Theatre    
The Black Crowes       
Sun 08/22/10         Columbus, OH     Lifestyle Communities Pavilion    

The Black Crowes       
Tue 08/24/10         Cleveland, OH     House Of Blues    
The Black Crowes
Wed 08/25/10         Indianapolis, IN     Murat Theatre    
The Black Crowes       
Fri 08/27/10         St. Louis, MO     The Pageant    
The Black Crowes
Sat 08/28/10         Council Bluffs, IA     Harrah's Casino - Stir Concert Cove    

The Black Crowes
Sun 08/29/10         Denver, CO     Fillmore Auditorium    
The Black Crowes
Tue 08/31/10         Salt Lake City, UT     The Depot    

The Black Crowes       
Wed 09/01/10         Missoula, MT     Ryan Creek Amphitheater    

The Black Crowes
Thu 09/02/10         Eagle, ID     Eagle Park Pavilion    

The Black Crowes
Tue 09/07/10         Salina, KS     The Stiefel Theatre For Perf. Arts    

The Black Crowes
Wed 09/08/10         Tulsa, OK     Cain's Ballroom    

The Black Crowes
Fri 09/10/10         Charleston, SC     Family Circle Magazine Stadium    
The Black Crowes       
Sun 09/12/10         Nashville, TN     Ryman Auditorium    
The Black Crowes       
Fri 09/17/10         Raleigh, NC     Raleigh Boutique Amphitheatre    
The Black Crowes
Sat 09/18/10         Charlotte, NC     Uptown Amphitheatre At The Music Factory    
The Black Crowes       
Sun 09/19/10         Asheville, NC     Thomas Wolfe Auditorium    

The Black Crowes       
Tue 09/21/10         Jacksonville, FL     Florida Theatre    
The Black Crowes
Fri 09/24/10         Houston, TX     Verizon Wireless Theater    
The Black Crowes
Sun 09/26/10         Dallas, TX     House Of Blues    
The Black Crowes
Fri 10/01/10         Biloxi, MS     Beau Rivage Resort & Casino    

The Black Crowes
Sat 10/02/10         Fayetteville, AR     Arkansas Music Pavilion (AMP)    

The Black Crowes
Fri 10/15/10         Albany, NY     Palace Theatre    

The Black Crowes
Sat 10/16/10         Salamanca, NY     Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel Outdoor Venue    

The Black Crowes
Sun 10/17/10         Red Bank, NJ     Count Basie Theatre

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