Railroad Earth is releasing a new album, “All For The Song” [Listen]
Today, railroad land released their highly anticipated Anders Osborne-product album, Everything for the song. The New Jersey-based folk-flavored hobo jam band traveled to New Orleans to get away from it all and focus on recording new tunes after the founding member’s untimely passing. Andy Goesling. The album beautifully displays both the grief that served as its inspiration and the syncretic spirit of The Big Easy where it was recorded.
Featuring ten tracks including previously released singles “The Great Divide”, “Come and Go Moon” and “It’s So Good”, Everything for the song is the band’s first studio album since 2017 captain nowhere. After experiencing terrible upheaval when multi-instrumentalist Andy Goessling succumbed to cancer in 2018, the band forged a new path, and in 2019 they announced they were working on a new record with the producer and solo artist at full Anders Osborne. The record was originally slated for release in 2020, but didn’t debut until two years later.
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Although the compositions stay true to the bluegrass roots and rock n roll spirit of Railroad Earth, with poignant and contemplative lyrics filled with references to the wonders of nature, the band embraced new influences and a new process for their latest work, calling it a “destination”. record.
“From the start, the vision was more than the music,” said guitarist/lead vocalist Todd Sheaffer. “We looked at this as a ‘destination’ record. Our past records have all been made close to home or, in fact, at home. Andy’s passing was at the center of our thoughts and hearts while writing and recording this album. Things got so turned upside down that we thought it would be a benefit to get away from all the distractions and be together. In New Orleans, there is good food and there are good spirits to share. I’ll leave the music part of the equation to others to judge, but we sure managed to deliver the bonding part of the vision! »
Everything for the song is available now at all streaming platforms. Discover the album cover and listen via Spotify in the player below.
Railroad Earth is in the midst of a spring and summer tour. Their next stop will be in Dale, Texas for Old Settlers Music Festival, and they have upcoming festival appearances at DelFest, Dark Star Jubilee, Blue Ox Music Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Northwest String Summit, Strings & Sol, and more. See the full list of tour dates and tracklist for the new album below, and for more information and to purchase tickets, visit the band’s website website.
List of tracks All for the song:
The big share
Highway of the Blues
It is so good
come and go moon
My favorite place
Adrift – The Bardo – Adrift
Everything for the song
Railroad Earth Tour Dates:
April 23 – Dale, TX – Old Settler Music Festival
May 20 – Kansas City, MO – Bluegrass in the Bottoms
May 21 – Denver, CO – Levitt Pavilion
May 26 – Jersey City, NJ – White Eagle Hall
May 27-28 – Cumberland, MD – DelFest
May 29 – Thornville, OH – Dark Star Jubilee
June 23 – Eau Claire, WI – Blue Ox Music Festival
June 30-July 3 – Quincy, CA – High Sierra Music Festival
July 8 – Jay, Vermont – Jeezum Crow Festival
July 16 – Seaside Heights, NJ – Living on the Heights
July 21-24 – North Plains, OR – Northwest Rope Summit
July 29 – Johnstown, Pennsylvania – Flood City Music Festival
July 31 – Floyd, Virginia – FloydFest
August 5 – Del Norte, CO – Rhythms on the Rio Festival
August 21 – Wellston, MI – Hoxeyville
December 7-11 – Puerto Morelos, Mexico – Strings & Sol