Join Riverfront Times Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Railroad Earth 

9 p.m. Tuesday, June 1. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.

In case you're new to this planet, quasi-bluegrass, fully bearded jam bands are where it's at — if your destination is a festival where "Shady Grove" gets picked out for the 19,000th time. Railroad Earth has ridden the summer party circuit for all that it's worth (and then some), but the New Jersey acoustic rockers possess timeless-sounding material — a claim that only a handful of their competitors can make. On its last studio album, Amen Corner, the band matches the taut harmonies of peers such as the Old Crow Medicine Show. Its horn-punched basement honky-tonk and mandolin- and fiddle-driven Americana parables, however, nearly live up to influences such as the Band. Railroad Earth will probably play "Shady Grove" if you demand it, but its own original songs are what you'll want to hear the band jamming through the early summer dusk.

Riverfront Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of St. Louis and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep St. Louis' true free press free.

Related Locations

Latest in Critics' Picks

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 23, 2020

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2020 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation