Win Tickets ($60): Railroad Earth: New Year’s Run 2016 / 2017 @ Revolution Hall | Americana, Rock, Improvisational

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Railroad Earth: New Year’s Run 2016 / 2017 @ Revolution Hall on December 29. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, December 19.


From our sponsors:
railroad-earth-new-years-runRailroad Earth: New Year’s Run
December 29, 2016
Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $25 ADV, $30 Doors, 3-day Pass $90 | 21+

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214
971 808 5094

There’s a great scene in The Last Waltz – the documentary about The Band’s final concert – where director Martin Scorsese is discussing music with drummer/singer/mandolin player Levon Helm. Helm says, “If it mixes with rhythm, and if it dances, then you’ve got a great combination of all those different kinds of music: country, bluegrass, blues music, show music…”
To which Scorsese, the inquisitive interviewer, asks, “What’s it called, then?”
“Rock & roll!”
Clearly looking for a more specific answer, but realizing that he isn’t going to get one, Marty laughs. “Rock & roll…”
Well, that’s the way it is sometimes: musicians play music, and don’t necessarily worry about where it gets filed. It’s the writers, record labels, managers, etc., who tend to fret about what “kind” of music it is.
And like The Band, the members of Railroad Earth aren’t losing sleep about what “kind” of music they play – they just play it. When they started out in 2001, they were a bunch of guys interested in playing acoustic instruments together. As Railroad Earth violin/vocalist Tim Carbone recalls, “All of us had been playing in various projects for years, and many of us had played together in different projects. But this time, we found ourselves all available at the same time.”

Crow and the Canyon
“Crow & The Canyon are a band with a future. They have a good look, they’re affable and easy-going on stage and the most important thing, (obviously) they sound tremendous.

All of the signifiers of a fantastic night of pickin’ were there: sad songs, drinking songs, dancing songs and of course: heartbreak songs. Austin Quattlebaum, Ben Larsen and Leigh Jones are all accomplished vocalists and players in their own right, but when on stage together they meld into something transfixing. The group went from rowdy, old school drinking numbers where they traded lines and harmonized wonderfully, to slower numbers were Jones played siren to every wistful (wishful?) single fella in the audience.

Featuring a Portland music scene vet in Ben Larsen, an Appalachia-via-Savannah, GA Southerner in Austin Quattlebaum, a bassist who cut his teeth in Santa Cruz’s funk scene in Miles Berry and Leigh Jones, an NYU-educated ukulele player, The Crow & The Canyon’s lineup is quite a bit more diverse than most. It’s also a very Portland lineup, as part of what makes this wonderful city so amazing is the fact that it serves as a beacon for creative types to come together in an environment conducive to producing art. I can’t help but postulate that such a varied background has something to do with the “it” that TC&TC have in spades.”
-Donovan Farley, True Blue Magazine

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27 Responses to Win Tickets ($60): Railroad Earth: New Year’s Run 2016 / 2017 @ Revolution Hall | Americana, Rock, Improvisational

  1. Aleks December 13, 2016 at 9:21 am #

    Let’s check it out!

    • Laurie Palfrey December 23, 2016 at 5:21 pm #

      After reading the review above, I would so much love to go to a Railroad Earth concert. They sound like they make the music that I love to listen to in the 70s. I also would love to support local music groups and Crow and the Canyon would be fun, especially around the new year.

  2. Felecia December 13, 2016 at 9:31 am #

    I really, really hope I win! My yummy bearded boyfriend and I need a reason to get out and shake our bones! Please oh please pick me!!! Oh the good life :)

  3. CHRIS December 13, 2016 at 12:31 pm #

    This sounds fun ! Pick Me Please

  4. Kris December 13, 2016 at 12:37 pm #

    So much music over NYE in PDX and this is all I want to see…

  5. Tim D December 13, 2016 at 1:26 pm #

    Love Railroad Earth – what a great band! Thanks!

  6. Marcie December 13, 2016 at 1:30 pm #

    Great band, should be a wonderful show. Yes, please!

  7. Collin Foster December 13, 2016 at 2:15 pm #

    Outside my usual…let’s do it!

  8. Dave G. December 13, 2016 at 2:31 pm #

    Great way to end the year, and start a new one!

  9. Nancy December 13, 2016 at 4:55 pm #


  10. Greg December 13, 2016 at 5:46 pm #

    Great band that loves playing in Portland!

  11. Matt Artz December 13, 2016 at 5:50 pm #

    My only day off that holiday week is that Thursday. I am working NYE. I would love to hop on the train to the center of the earth. This would be a great New Years Revolution (Hall)!

  12. Cory December 14, 2016 at 12:03 am #

    I love this band! Hook me up!!!

  13. Kelly December 15, 2016 at 10:34 am #

    Railroad fam unite! Please pick me!

  14. Chris December 15, 2016 at 3:43 pm #

    Sign me up to see them, Please

  15. Peter December 15, 2016 at 3:43 pm #

    Please please please! This is one of my wife’s favorite bands and would love to surprise her with tickets!

  16. Maureen December 15, 2016 at 3:44 pm #

    Would love to see them! And I love the venue!

  17. jaclyn December 15, 2016 at 3:45 pm #

    yes!! i’ve been seeing rre for forever + would love a chance to see them again!

  18. Sandra December 15, 2016 at 3:58 pm #

    Sounds great

  19. Tom P. December 15, 2016 at 5:05 pm #

    This is where I want to be NYE!

  20. Sean C. December 15, 2016 at 5:28 pm #

    Wow! Sounds like a great show…

  21. Cory December 15, 2016 at 5:33 pm #


  22. Virginia Mayberry December 15, 2016 at 6:47 pm #

    Yas please!

  23. Jenny December 16, 2016 at 8:27 pm #

    Pickin’ & Grinnin’

  24. Meredith December 18, 2016 at 3:58 pm #

    yes, plz! been broke all year and hoping to find something groovy for nye <3

  25. Marty Anderson December 19, 2016 at 8:34 pm #

    Meeeeeeeeeeeeee pleeeeeeeeeeze!

  26. kim December 26, 2016 at 9:35 am #

    My three twenty-something kids will be visiting me in Portland for the holidays. This seems like it would be a great night out for all of us. Cheers to great music!

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