I preordered Railroad Earth's ELKO and rec'd it in the mail yesterday. I must say this is something truly special!!!This band puts on great live shows and this collection really captures that special feeling that virtually everyone that sees this band perform walks away with.The music is kind of a hybrid mix of Bluegrass, Celtic, Folk, Rock, Pop, Americana. I know that sounds like a lot but they have a very unique sound that anyone that loves really good music and musicians will truly apppreciate.If you eve..
A couple times each decade, I discover a musical artist that completely captivates me and takes over the music listening part of my life (and that is a huge part of my life). In the past it's been artists as different as The Band, The Grateful Dead, Shawn Colvin, Sarah McLachlan, and Patty Griffin. Ten days ago I discovered Railroad Earth and I've listened to nothing else since then.On first listen, Railroad Earth sounds like traditional bluegrass, but it soon becomes evident they are much more than blueg..
Having seen Railroad Earth live, having worn out several CD players playing their first three discs, and having driven friends and neighbors to distraction by constantly touting RRE's praises, I greeted their new live CD with joy and fear.Joy at the idea that their quarter-hour live raveups and spontaneous creativity onstage would now be available to hear over and over, and fear that the CD might somehow disappoint. What a waste of worry. "Elko" is a Masterpiece. It is so good tasks stay undone, the dog goe..