Win Tickets ($36): Railroad Earth @ Revolution Hall | Americana, Rock, Improvisational

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Railroad Earth @ Revolution Hall on February 27. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, February 26.



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From our sponsors:
railroadRailroad Earth
February 27, 2016
Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $25 ADV, $28 Doors | 21+
More info: revolutionhallpdx.com

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR

Railroad Earth is one of Americaʼs greatest bands playing today, plain and simple. They sing of our nationʼs changing landscape and social ills with a commitment reminiscent of Woody Guthrie, while interpolating instrumental timbres that could have been pulled from Celtic or Cajun culture. And as anyone who has caught them live will attest, their concerts are imbued with the fire-in-the-belly passion of straight-ahead, blue collar rock & roll. Then there is the newest album from the New Jersey sextet, which is the most cohesive embodiment of their myriad gifts to date—hence the decision to simply call it Railroad Earth—showcasing nine new selections that draw strength and inspiration from an acknowledgment of our shared past, while also embracing new ideas and celebrating diversity… just like America when she is at her best.

Like their fellow musical travelers, from Bob Dylan and Gram Parsons to Wilco and altcountry chameleon, Ryan Adams, Railroad Earth eagerly embraced change in pursuit of an aesthetic breakthrough. “It was time to do something different,” admits lead singer, songwriter and guitarist Todd Sheaffer. He and his band mates—violinist Tim Carbone, mandolin player John Skehan, multi-instrumentalist Andy Goessling, and drummer Carey Harmon, plus new bassist Andrew Altman—have spent nearly a decade refining their sound and modus operandi. This time, however, they elected to take some cues from their new A&R man, Michael Caplan (Allman Brothers Band, Los Lonely Boys, Kebʼ Moʼ), and change up their game “to get a fresh perspective.” The result is the bandʼs most compelling set to date; encompassing rousing ballads and string-band funk, wistful waltzes and quirky time signature folk.

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45 Responses to Win Tickets ($36): Railroad Earth @ Revolution Hall | Americana, Rock, Improvisational

  1. Glenn February 15, 2016 at 3:44 pm #

    Why would I like to win? Well, it’s winter time and I need me some straight forward, tickle-me-to-my-soul Americana to get me through!

  2. Cory February 15, 2016 at 6:33 pm #

    Really beautiful kick ass music!!!!

    • Lisa February 19, 2016 at 11:18 am #

      Rock roll hall of fame, one day

  3. Kathy L. Rankin February 16, 2016 at 12:32 pm #

    Ive not been to the Revolution Hall. I heard its a great venue and I used to live across the street in those apartments when I first moved to Portland, OR in 1985. I have heard of the best shows at this new venue so I would be ECSTATIC to win tickets here! Plus I love the band, the era and genre of music. Please pick me, I need some music in my life now. Things are not going so good for me right now.

  4. William Longnecker February 16, 2016 at 5:45 pm #

    Best venue in ptown! <3 Tim Carbone!

  5. Molli Vandehey February 17, 2016 at 6:57 am #

    i love classic rock and roll without the frills. this looks to be a great show

  6. lorea February 17, 2016 at 3:32 pm #

    Oh would like to see this band at revolution hall!

  7. Holly February 17, 2016 at 8:58 pm #

    I’ve never been to revolution hall. This sounds like a great place to start

  8. Brett N February 18, 2016 at 4:12 pm #

    Would love to see this

  9. Marty Anderson February 18, 2016 at 4:43 pm #

    Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze!!!!!!!

  10. Jessica February 18, 2016 at 5:16 pm #

    I can’t wait to see these guys at NW String Summit, but pick me so I don’t have to wait soooo long!

  11. Cory February 18, 2016 at 6:00 pm #

    I love me some RRE!!!!!

  12. Dylan Luka February 18, 2016 at 8:54 pm #

    I love Railroad Earth, and they havn’t been to Portland in too long.

  13. Deborah Lewis February 18, 2016 at 8:55 pm #

    Railroad is my favorite

  14. Dave G. February 18, 2016 at 9:34 pm #

    Please help me check this one off my list!

  15. roy n February 18, 2016 at 10:54 pm #

    Absolutely a great band and a great bunch of guys. love their sound and songs

  16. Jim Mc February 19, 2016 at 12:00 am #

    Love to check these guys out at Revolution hall!

  17. panda February 19, 2016 at 1:33 am #

    choo woo!

  18. T-Dah February 19, 2016 at 9:12 am #

    love Railroad Earth! have never been to Rev Hall – sounds like a great venue for them. this should be a great event. thx, pdxpipeline!

  19. Anna February 19, 2016 at 1:21 pm #

    I listened to Railroad Earth on my commute through the Grand Canyon. They invoke a special sort of nostalgia. I would love to see them live!

  20. Jenn February 19, 2016 at 2:29 pm #

    Yes please!

  21. Donn February 19, 2016 at 6:18 pm #

    I’ve never seen railroad earth before, my girlfriend says we need to go! I’d love to check out revolution hall too!

  22. Dan Korpenfelt February 20, 2016 at 9:48 am #

    Great band and great music hall.

  23. Sarai February 20, 2016 at 3:03 pm #

    Thank you for always putting on these great giveaways! I left Portland and the love of my life five months ago to move to New Zealand (forever, I thought). New Zealand is a beautiful country, indeed, but so much is calling me home. I am flying into PDX on the 27th, the very SAME DAY of this concert, and my sweetheart will be at the airport to pick me up. I cannot think of a better, more celebratory welcome back to the United States of America than to attend a Railroad Earth show in such a special venue, in my favorite city, with my favorite person. It’s the healthy dose of beautiful Americana I have so been longing for over on the other side of the world. This feels like the chance of a lifetime.

  24. Brittanie February 22, 2016 at 10:10 pm #

    This sounds like fun!

  25. Brian Ward February 23, 2016 at 10:57 am #

    Railroad Earth is used to connect the people from the East to West Coast.

  26. Danielle February 23, 2016 at 11:06 am #

    I would enjoy taking my mother while she is in town.

  27. Heather February 23, 2016 at 4:13 pm #

    Yes please

  28. Rob February 23, 2016 at 4:39 pm #

    I haven’t seen these guys in some time. Revolution Hall seems like a great place to get reacquainted.

  29. Willow Myrick February 24, 2016 at 12:50 pm #

    This would be an amazing show to see!!!

  30. Steve lafleur February 24, 2016 at 5:00 pm #

    A great venue to see them!

  31. Shajee Nizam February 24, 2016 at 11:59 pm #

    My favorite band and tickets are sold out. I love pdxpipeline and Love Railroad Earth! I’m looking for a miracle!

  32. Chris Johnson February 25, 2016 at 2:57 pm #

    This sounds like a sweet birthday present from you to me, thanks!

  33. Hope February 25, 2016 at 3:29 pm #

    I have not heard this band yet, but I would love to hear them at the beautiful Revolution Hall! Great idea.

  34. Cory February 25, 2016 at 3:38 pm #

    Rock me some RRE!!!!

  35. Cindy Behrens February 25, 2016 at 4:05 pm #

    Because its my friend’s birthday and I’d love to take her and the show is now sold out!

  36. Anne-Marie Johnson February 25, 2016 at 5:43 pm #

    Pick me please I’m nice
    I want to dance my face off
    Saturday sold out

  37. Cheyenne Terbrueggen February 25, 2016 at 8:48 pm #

    Had me at Guthrie.

  38. Jessica F February 25, 2016 at 10:41 pm #

    Ready to see those Railroad Earth hotties jam!

  39. Lindsey February 26, 2016 at 7:22 am #

    Love these guys, and love this new venue!! I’d like to win a pair of tickets to this show. Thanks!

  40. doug mccubbin February 26, 2016 at 9:00 am #

    ive seen railroad earth twice what an experience revolution hall would be fun to see them at

  41. Jenn February 26, 2016 at 10:12 am #

    This would be great!

  42. TIM F February 26, 2016 at 1:23 pm #

    I would love to hear this band, it sounds like a nice style.

  43. greg February 26, 2016 at 1:41 pm #

    I would love a chance to see these guys!

  44. Melanie joy February 27, 2016 at 5:51 pm #

    Would love to go! Please get me outa the house tonight. Feelin lonely n need some music for my soul!

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