Railroad Earth

RAILROAD EARTH headlines the Hangtown Halloween Ball on Saturday, Oct. 27 and Sunday, Oct 28. The group will also provide an improvised soundtrack to the 1925 silent horror classic “Phantom of the Opera” on Friday night. For tickets visit the festival Website Photo by David Licht


Railroad Earth genesis — In the beginning, there was bluegrass

By From page B2 | October 26, 2012

The name Railroad Earth evokes images of steam engines, mountains and Irish and Chinese laborers laying down track through mountains and vast deserts, dreaming of a better life.

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