Railroad Earth’s Mayan God Kukulkan Countdown to 2012 (Keith Moseley Too)
Railroad Earth closed out their three-night run at Denver, CO’s Ogden Theatre on New Year’s Eve. The band opened their three-set show with the eponymous song “Railroad Earth” and—a night after performing with String Cheese Incident keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth—invited out fellow SCI member Keith Moseley near the end of their second set. The SCI bassist—who is a member of The Contribution alongside Railroad Earth’s Tim Carbone—played electric guitar and sang alongside frontman Todd Sheaffer on String Cheese Incident’s “Sometimes a River.”
Shortly before Midnight, Railroad Earth returned to the stage for their third set. With the Mayan Calendar set to turn over at the end of 2012, it made sense that the group’s New Year’s Eve theme was the “Mayan God Kukulkan Countdown to 2012.” The members of Railroad Earth took the stage wearing Mayan headdresses and played in front of a backdrop that featured pyramids and other Mayan images. A host of festively dressed dancers also emerged from different corners of the theater while an actor dressed as a Kukulkan Mayan God officially introduced 2012 with a short speech centered around the theme “all things must change.”
Railroad Earth stretched the themes of change and renewal throughout their third set and encore and even took the opportunity to debut a cover of George Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass.” Railroad Earth will return to the road in early 2012, beginning with an appearance on Jam Cruise.
Here’s a look at Saturday’s setlist via Setlist.com
December 31, Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO
Set 1: Railroad Earth, Happy Song, Carrying Coal to Newcastle, Mission Man, Everything Comes Together
Set 2: Right in Tune, The Green Roofs of Eireann – > Birds of America, Dance Around Molly – > Dandelion Wine, The Cuckoo, Sometimes a River (A), Gold Rush
Set 3: Railroad Earth Jungle Jam – > Mayan God Kukulkan Countdown to 2012 – > Son of Mr. Green Genes – > Spring-Heeled Jack, Give That Boy a Hand, Magic Foot – > Luxury Liner, Warhead Boogie – > Storms, Water Fountain Quicksand
E: Hard Livin’, All Things Must Pass (B), Peace on Earth
(A) With Keith Moseley on electric guitar and shared lead vocals with Todd Sheaffer.
(B) First time played, written by George Harrison.