Saturday, November 25, 2017

New Music 2017 - Part 36 - The Railsplitters - Jump In

Based in Boulder, Colo. The Railsplitters is a quintet and a string band that displays not only its independence of traditional constrictions within the genre - traditional bluegrass did not involve women; lead vocal here in the charge of Lauren Stovall, originally from Jackson, Miss. - but also its own ethos as to where it should head musically and therefore the sort of topics that the songs relate to follow likewise.
The band members are as follows:

  • Lauren Stovall - lead vocals
  • Dusty Ryder - banjo
  • Peter Sharpe - mandolin
  • Joe D'Esposito - fiddle
  • Jean-Luc Davis - upright bass
This is the band's third LP. Like the two that came before it, self-titled 'The Railsplitters' (2013) and 'The Faster It Goes' (2015), it has been entirely cloud-funded and self released.

Jump In - The Railsplitters (self-released, 10 November 2017).

The Railsplitters - Jump In:
  • Everyone She Meets
  • Jump In
  • Lessons I've Learned
  • Durango River
  • To Do
  • Somethin' Sweet
  • Citronella
  • Lemon Lime
  • Bay of Five
  • Baxes
This is a true touring band. As I write this their schedule shows that the next gigs are at the Woodside Folk Festival in Queensland, Australia between Christmas and New Year. An extensive tour of the UK follows early in 2018 and I am intending to see the band live. The dates for this tour are as follows:

Jan 25 Thu --- The Old Fire Station, Carlisle
Jan 26 Fri --- The Hippodrome, Eyemouth 
Jan 27 Sat --- Letham Nights, Letham
Jan 28 Sun --- Birnam Arts, Dunkeld
Jan 30 Tue --- Celtic Connections, Glasgow
Feb 1 Thu --- Eastgate Theatre, Peebles
Feb 2 Fri --- Sage Gateshead, Gateshead
Feb 3 Sat --- The Greystones, Sheffield
Feb 4 Sun --- Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea
Feb 6 Tue --- Helsby Bluegrass Club, Frodsham
Feb 7 Wed --- Musically Monstrous at The Three Horseshoes, Towersey
Feb 8 Thu --- South Holland Centre, Spalding
Feb 9 Fri --- Selby Town Hall, Selby
Feb 10 Sat --- Sands Sessions, Farnham
Feb 11 Sun --- Whitstable Sessions at St Mary's Hall, Whitstable
Feb 13 Tue --- The Canteen, Bristol
Feb 14 Wed --- Biddulph Up In Arms, Stoke-On-Trent
Feb 15 Thu --- Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
Feb 16 Fri --- The Live Room, Saltaire
Feb 17 Sat --- The Lights, Andover

'Jump In', live from Albino Skunk Music Festival, Greer, SC, October 2017.

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