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  posted on 8/30/2006 at 07:10 PM
I love this band - they have original, addictive songs and unique, strong vocal harmonies (something I find rare in bands these days) with a ring of CSNY & NRPS to them - I like their live album, Elko.

 

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  posted on 8/30/2006 at 07:18 PM
they sure are worth the price of admission
 
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  posted on 8/30/2006 at 07:24 PM
an awesome band ,ive seen them a bunch of times and never left dissapointed!

 

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  posted on 8/31/2006 at 09:16 AM
I'd never heard of 'em before last year's Wanee. What a find, I enjoyed these guys very much.
 

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  posted on 9/1/2006 at 12:54 AM

 

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  posted on 9/1/2006 at 04:45 AM
I love their music; the instrumentalists are excellent, there's interesting interplay between them, and they have a real nice groove. I only have "Elko", though, but their vocals don't always do it for me.

 

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  posted on 9/1/2006 at 06:56 AM
I'm on board.
 

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  posted on 9/1/2006 at 07:36 AM
Y'all check out my friends Blueground Undergrass too if you like RR.

http://bluegroundundergrass.com/ and there is a link to their myspace page that has music from their new CD Faces

http://myspace.com/bluegroundundergrass

 

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  posted on 9/1/2006 at 08:08 AM
I'll check out Railroad Earth thanks!!

BTW...

http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=collection%3Aetree%20AND%20%2Fmetad ata%2Fcreator%3A%22Railroad%20Earth%22&sort=-%2Fmetadata%2Fdate

 

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  posted on 9/2/2006 at 05:29 AM
Really good to see this band getting all it deserves
Todd Sheaffer (lead vocals and guitar) writes most of their material used to play in the band "From Good Homes" they were really good too.
They are gonna be touring the Southeast during september, they are playing here in charlotte the night before widespread panic starts it's two night stand @ verizon wireless
I hope they play wanee this year.

 

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  posted on 9/2/2006 at 07:37 AM
I'm a big fan! I got to write an article about these guys for Hittin' the Note a few issues back.

Most bands are lucky if they have a great songwriter OR a hotshot soloist. Railroad Earth has both, with Todd Sheaffer being the former and violinist Tim Carbone the latter. Todd has written some genuinely great songs, "Like A Buddha" is probably my favorite. At Wanee Tim played some of the hottest violin solos I've ever heard, by anybody. He is one of those people whose instrument is just an extension of their soul.

Everybody should check them out, especially if you like the bluegrass side of the jam spectrum.

 
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  posted on 9/2/2006 at 08:15 AM
I've seen them several times, two of the best shows were down in Virginia, one in a cool two level bar in Richmond and another in a theatre in a town called Falls Church. This was in the Spring of '04. I went down from New York with several of their fans. The morning after the Falls Church show I got a chance to eat breakfast with the band and their small entourage. IT was nice hanging out with Railroad Earth and I've been a fan ever since. ELKO is a great double live album and is constantly played on my Ipod. I think they will be playing with Hot Tuna at the annual Thanksgiving show at the Beacon, that sounds like a great place to be.

 

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  posted on 9/2/2006 at 09:44 AM
I think I saw From Good Homes open for the ABB at the NY State Fair some years ago? they seemed like a good band.

I see they (RRE) are on the January Jamcruise line-up...

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  posted on 9/2/2006 at 10:10 AM
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Really good to see this band getting all it deserves.

Todd Sheaffer (lead vocals and guitar) writes most of their material used to play in the band "From Good Homes" they were really good too.



I used to see "From Good Homes" all the time here in New Jersey - Probably over 20 times or more. They were a very cool folk/roots/country-rock band back in the day and actually double-billed with Dave Matthews when they were both young fledgling bands. As we all know, Dave went on to become Mega-popular and selling out stadiums and FGH broke up and went their separate ways. "Railroad Earth is doing quite well. Tim Carbone played a few gigs with Phil and Friends at The Warfield last year and sounded great!

 
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  posted on 9/2/2006 at 06:02 PM
Yes, From Good Homes was a very popular band here in NJ. Even though they were signed to RCA for 3 albums they didn't really have commercial success.
Patrick Fitzsimmons, the drummer from the band, is on his own as a singer/songwriter now and has a new live cd out. Check him out. He's a great performer - I saw him recently in NJ and now I'm working with him. www.patrickfitzsimmons.net

 

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  posted on 9/3/2006 at 12:02 PM
Saw "From Good Homes" 3 times up in Buffalo NY
1. they opened for Ratdog @ Shea'sperforming arts center just after Garcia passed
I thought they were better than Ratdog
then I saw them 2 times @ Netcheze's and the crowds were very small
don't usually admit such things but their music brought a tear to my eyes, they were that good.

 
 


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