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Published: 2013/12/02

Railroad Earth Recreate Old and in the Way With Guests

Railroad Earth celebrated the Thanksgiving weekend in Stroudsburg, PA with two shows at the Sherman Theater. The group debuted several songs throughout the run along with covering the 1975 self-titled, debut album from Jerry Garcia and David Grisman’s bluegrass project, Old and in the Way.

During the first night, the band took the time to debut “Grandfather Mountain,” a tune written by Todd Sheaffer. Another debut came late in the second set with “When the Sun Gets in Your Blood,” written by Andrew Altman and John Skehan. The final night of the run began with guitarist Peter Rowan helping out on the Old and in the Way cover which also included Yungchen Lhamo on vocals for “Land of the Navajo.”

Much like the first night, Railroad Earth debuted a few more songs in their second set, including another Sheaffer composition “Chasin’ a Rainbow“and “One More Night on the Road.” Peter Rowan also added guitar in the second set, sitting in on “The Cuckoo,” “Cold Rain and Snow” and “Walls of Time.”

Here’s a look at both setlists from the weekend:

Railroad Earth
November 29, 2013
Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg, PA

Set One: Spring-Heeled Jack, Bird in a House, Dance Around, Molly > Dandelion Wine, Came Up Smilin’, Just So You Know, The Forecast > Grandfather Mountain

Set Two: Been Down This Road, Drag Him Down, Old Man and the Land, Flower Between the Stones – > Cuckoo Medley, Mourning Flies – > The Hunting Song, Untitled #12, Warhead Boogie – > When the Sun Gets in Your Blood, Head,

E: Magic Foot – > RV

Railroad Earth
November 30, 2013
Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg, PA

Set One: Pig in a Pen, Midnight Moonlight, Old and in the Way, Knockin’ on Your Door, The Hobo Song, Panama Red, Wild Horses, Kissimmee Kid, White Dove, Land of the Navajo

Set Two: Bringin’ My Baby Back Home, Old Dangerfield, Carrying Coal to Newcastle – > Mighty River, Fisherman’s Blues, Seven Story Mountain – > Chasin’ a Rainbow, The Cuckoo, Cold Rain and Snow, Walls of Time, One More Night on the Road,

E: Railroad Earth

Comments

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T December 2, 2013, 11:10:59

Wow this sounds amazing. RRE is incredible I hope I can find a recording of the Old & In The Way set. Also curious what speed they play Cold Rain and Snow…. Anybody know if they slow it down or do something truer to the OG studio version?

biggs54 December 2, 2013, 11:26:00

Slowed it down. Great version with rowan and and China woman on vocals. My favorite show of this year.

biggs54 December 2, 2013, 11:27:00

Slowed it down. Great version with rowan and and China woman on vocals. My favorite show of this year.

DD December 2, 2013, 11:27:39

Here’s a link to both shows: http://archive.org/search.php?query=collection%3ARailroadEarth%20AND%20year%3A%222013%22&page=3

beezer December 2, 2013, 18:43:48

She is Tibetan, not Chinese. Saturday was a good show and a unique experience, but Friday was one of the best RRE shows I have ever seen. The Andrew Altman tune was great.

Oz December 3, 2013, 13:23:35

asian american, please.

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