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This Friday, March 4th, alternative-roots-jam-band Railroad Earth will bring an array of stringed and air-based instrumentation to Headliners Music Hall. This sextet is known for bringing and playing anything from a sax, to a banjo, to a penny whistle, which is representative of their Celtic flavor, although they’re Jersey boys. That being said, you’ll also hear a strong blue-collar rock n‘ roll sound, something the Jersey area is known for producing.   

Their latest self-titled album, which was released in 2010, debuted at #5 on Billboard’s Heatseeker chart.

So, in the spirit of comparing Railroad Earth to other better know acts - for those who’ve never heard them- Railroad Earth almost sounds as if Jerry Garcia was singing for a band consisting of various members from Wilco, Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers, and maybe even Ryan Adam’s Cardinals, and with a few random Irish orchestra players as well. You decide. Here is a cool video of their song “Hard Livin”

Railroad Earth
w/ special guest 

Friday, March 4th

Headliners Music Hall 

1386 Lexington Road

9 pm

18 +


** Jason Ashcraft is a freelance music writer who focuses on Kentucky's original music scene. Visit his blog at

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Jason is a life-long Louisville native who grew up in the Highlands, and now resides in an undisclosed fortified location somewhere in Louisville. He's followed Louisville's rock music scene for almost 10 years, first as a concert promoter, then an artist manager, and now a music critic and reviewer. He's one crazy Jarhead who'll literally publish anything his mind conceives on impulse, so don't always expect him to follow the traditional laws of journalism. He has intent of reviving Hunter S. Thompson's “gonzo journalism” if only his editors will allow it...which they don't usually. Head over to for more published rhetoric.

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