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

We’re giving you another chance to WIN 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 Friday, December 23.


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

  1. Felecia December 20, 2016 at 9:28 am #

    MANIFESTING this ticket******** Show me the good life Railroad earth!

  2. Alex December 20, 2016 at 9:41 am #

    I would love to stomp my boots in to 2017! Lets get it!

  3. Glenn December 20, 2016 at 12:55 pm #

    I’ve intersected with Railroad Earth multiple times over the years. Seeing them in Portland would cap a rather tumultuous year on a high note.

  4. Rae December 20, 2016 at 2:21 pm #

    yes please please!!

  5. Ivel Gontan December 20, 2016 at 7:05 pm #

    I can’t Think of a better way to bring in the new year then with this concert. There is a friggin lighthouse on the poster, for Pete’s sake. I think it’s a sign.

    I hope to win tickets.

    Have a nice day.

  6. Jesse Johnson December 21, 2016 at 9:23 am #

    Hoping to win a new years gift for the boss! She works entirely too much and is always stressing. A good new years show from the amazing Railroad Earth is just what she needs to ease her mind and bring in the new year.

  7. Lora Danielson December 21, 2016 at 10:18 am #

    I WOULD BE INCREDIBLY GRATEFUL FOR THESE TICKETS!!! let me boogie in the hall, pretty please!!

  8. CHRIS December 21, 2016 at 1:52 pm #

    FUN Fun fun

  9. Holly Kipp December 22, 2016 at 11:10 am #

    Please give me HOPE for 2017!

  10. Scott December 22, 2016 at 3:59 pm #

    Why wouldn’t we want to start the new years weekend early with Railroad Earth! Sign us up!

  11. Jessie December 23, 2016 at 2:37 am #

    Sign me up!

  12. Roger December 23, 2016 at 6:40 am #

    Yes! Have never had the chance to see this group play live. Would love to win these passes. Thank you for the opportunity!!

  13. Valerie December 23, 2016 at 8:49 am #

    Being healthy and free enough to enjoy this event…well, MERRY CHRISTMAS..if that takes place..especially at my age! WHOOPI

    Thank you!

  14. Casey December 23, 2016 at 9:49 pm #

    Railroad!! Would love to see them before the end of the year!

  15. Barb December 24, 2016 at 4:10 pm #

    I’ve never gotten to revolution hall. I would love to see it and I love Americano rock. Pick me!

  16. Scott Pierce December 25, 2016 at 5:06 pm #

    I have no plans and this sounds great.

  17. Stella December 26, 2016 at 10:48 am #

    Because this grad student desperately needs a social life, and what better way to mingle and celebrate Winter Break than seeing one of my favorite bands! Their Good Life album is my jam!

  18. Bushra December 26, 2016 at 11:07 am #

    Because I am visiting my beautiful little sister in portland and have fallen in love with the city this past week. Seeing railroad earth would just be icing on this delicious portland cake I’ve been munching on.

  19. dee December 26, 2016 at 5:19 pm #


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