w/special guest 300 Days
Rogers Hall, 4th and High Street, Lyons CO
8pm concert, doors 7 pm
"What do you do when a group has such an original sound that it’s truly difficult to find a valid point of comparison? In the case of The Railsplitters, you praise them to the skies, because this young quintet from Colorado has developed a sound that manages to be both startlingly original and very exciting to listen to." – Bluegrass Today
Fresh off the success of their first album, and taking first place in Rockygrass' Best New Band Competition, Colorado natives, The Railsplitters got busy touring the US, meeting wider audiences, and of course, spending hours in the tour van! As you can imagine from five members traveling across the United States, the musical array pouring out of the van onto the open highway was wildly eclectic, crossing over genre and time.
From boundary breaking trip hop and electronica groups like Gorillaz and Thievery Corporation, to more direct influences like The Infamous Stringdusters and Lake Street Dive, the musical potpourri heard in their time on the road eventually began to seep into the band’s own music. With their new album, The Faster It Goes, they’re using these new sounds to break the bonds of bluegrass and unleash tradition.They suggest that using your roots to evolve is really at the heart of the genre, not unlike Bill Monroe, who himself was an innovator. With their finger on the pulse, The Railsplitters are pushing the genre forward with an adventurous spirit, carrying in the tradition of breaking boundaries with their innovative sound.
The Railsplitters are Lauren Stovall (guitar and vocals), Peter Sharpe (mandolin and vocals), Leslie Ziegler (bass and vocals), Dusty Rider (banjo, pedal steel and vocals), and Joe D'Espositio (fiddle and vocals).
Though they operate with the instrumentation of a bluegrass band, The Railsplitters are making music totally unlimited by tradition. This is music for the open road, the open dance floor, and open ears--music of the American West, made for all.
Opening our show is an original acoustic ensemble from Boulder, Colorado, 300 Days. With instrumental prowess, vocal harmonies and a host of original material, this band is bound for greatness. Come catch a show. You're in for a treat.
Concert tickets are available online HERE now. We will not have tickets at the Stone Cup for this show.