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Noteworthy: The Railsplitters’ The Railsplitters

CD.railsplittersThe Railsplitters’ The Railsplitters

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May 1: CD RELEASE – Wildflower Pavilion/Planet Bluegrass, Lyons
May 9: Swallow Hill, Denver
May 25: Boulder Creek Fest, Boulder
June 26: Clear Creek RapidGrass

From their home in Colorado, The Railsplitters have been scaling new heights with a refreshing and charming range of bluegrass and beyond-bluegrass music. The group recently released its first album, produced by Aaron Youngberg and the Railsplitters, recorded and mixed by Youngberg at Swingfingers Recording Studio and mastered by David Glasser at Airshow Mastering.

For a debut album, The Railsplitters sound remarkably assured, playing with the kind of abandon for which the band’s live shows are known and loved. Bringing depth and talent, this group draws influences from Bill Monroe and Earl Scruggs to modern groups like Uncle Earl and Crooked Still.

The Railsplitters are enthusiastically bluegrass with rapid tempos, unusual instrumentals and good-time break downs. Using powerful female and male vocals, enchanting harmonies, and masterful instrumentals, The Railsplitters have the kind of raw power that can raise mountains and even a few eyebrows.

The quintet usually starts by writing their songs individually and then come together to develop them as a group. This songwriting interplay adds a special addition to an already broad diversity of styles and genres on the album. From dance numbers like “Lonesome Feeling,” to modulated instrumental numbers like “Longs Peak,” to sweet ballads like “Where You Are,” The Railsplitters have a song for every kind of mood.

The Railsplitters have a musical range that sets them apart from other up-and-coming bluegrass bands. At its core, The Railsplitters are a high energy, bluegrass roots quintet whose vocals “soar well above all the blue in the sky. “

TRACKS
1) Jackson
2) Boarding Pass (That’s The Way It Is)
3) My World
4) Evil Apple
5) Lonesome Feeling
6) Where You Are
7) Room At The Top Of The Stairs
8) Blue Moon
9) Longs Peak
10) No Stranger To The Blues
11) Spray
12) Family Waltz

Originally published in the May 2015 issue of the MMAC Monthly

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