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Published: 2011/11/01

Railroad Earth Welcome Bill Kreutzmann, Nosferatu to Hangtown Halloween Ball

Railroad Earth anchored the first-ever Hangtown Halloween Ball over the weekend at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, CA. In addition to RRE, the funky Meters, 7 Walkers, Jackie Greene, David Grisman Sextet, Melvin Seals & JGB, Zach Deputy and Poor Man’s Whiskey were among the acts on the bill. Music began on Thursday night when Railroad Earth performed a live score to the silent film horror classic Nosferatu. The group then delivered two sets apiece on Friday and Saturday. The Friday show saw Bill Kreutzmann appear on a second drum kit early in the second set for Railroad Earth’s “Elko” and then the Grateful Dead’s “Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleoo.” A bit later the set closed out with RRE’s “Bird in a House,” which saw Elephant Revival’s Bonnie Paine, Daniel Rodriguez and Bridget Law all guest on the tune. The next night Railroad Earth delivered two extended sets without additional musicians, blending originals such as “Long Way To Go,” “Lone Croft Farewell,” and “Like a Buddha” with new covers of Peter Rowan’s “Pulling the Devil by the Tail” as well as the version of the traditional “Gallows Pole,” arranged by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant for Led Zeppelin.

Railroad Earth begins a new tour on Wednesday, November 9 at The Canopy Club in Urbana, IL.


There are 2 comments associated with this post

Doodle November 2, 2011, 22:58:46

Ummm, Jackie Greene was NOT at the Hangtown Halloween Ball. But all others mentioned were there and were great.

Rambo February 14, 2012, 04:06:31

that stiupd shi*?do you nick ,and dont let anybody tell you ,you are wrong on how you live your life.just like q is not gonna let anybosy stop him from finishing this project becouse i know that he dose not care what others think of him and that is what makes q a real man and that is why he is who he is and got where is is today .AS 4 YOU NICK you are the same way with what you and your lover dose with your whip YOU GO BOY okay.

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