Bethany Schatzke, who had been writing about music for The Billings Outpost until it recently ceased publication, is continuing her endeavors on her own blog, and this week has posted a good story about Railroad Earth.
Here’s how she describes the band, which is opening a swing through Montana with a show at the Babcock Theatre next Wednesday:
“The New Jersey based sextet is a sort of musical chameleon going from rock to bluegrass to folk to tribal to … something delightfully indescribable, something uniquely Railroad Earth. No other labels needed.”
Bethany bases her story on an interview with mandolin player John Skehan, who had a lot say about the band members’ performance style, their perpetual touring and their attitude toward free music-sharing. If you’re a fan of Railroad Earth, you’ll find this fascinating.
If you know nothing or little about the band, dig in.