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The Railsplitters

  • Old Museum Building 480 Gregory Tce Bowen Hills Australia (map)

Live from Woodford Folk Festival

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Charging down from the Rocky Mountain front range in Boulder, Colorado, award-winning five piece The Railsplitters deftly demonstrate what happens when musical influences ranging from samba to hip hop merge with traditional Appalachian music.

 

Although rooted in traditional bluegrass and old time music, The Railsplitters are pushing the boundaries of those genres in every sense.

 

The Railsplitters spend their time on the road appealing to audiences all across the US and Europe. Their line-up features Lauren Stovall and her 'Emmylou-esque' vocals in the lead, Dusty Rider's melodically intricate banjo licks, Peter Sharpe's Brazilian and bluesy flare on mandolin, Joe D'Esposito's New-England and Italian inspired fiddling and the ever-so-groovy Jean-Luc Davis on the double bass.

 

The Railsplitters have won multiple awards including first place in the RockyGrass Band Competition in 2013. They’ve also successfully crowd-funded all three of their studio albums, including their latest, which is to be released later this year. To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the band, The Railsplitters will release the new album in late 2017 featuring 10 tracks of all new, genre bending, original music.

 

‘The Railsplitters are building their own links with listeners, continuing to push traditional bluegrass boundaries while staying true to the genre's roots-one song, one note, one memorable riff, and one heartfelt harmony at a time.’

-David MacPherson, No Depression Magazine

 

‘That high, lonesome sound has rarely sounded better.’

-Jeff Burger, No Depression

Event details

Event Information


Date & Time

Tuesday 9 January 2018

Performance 7.30pm
Doors to Theatre 7.00pm
Foyer/Box office 6.30pm

Ticket prices

Adult $25

Conc $20

Under 15 $0

Seated

General Admission

Under 18 must attend with parent/guardian

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