Win Tickets ($90): Downtown Portland New Year’s Eve Celebration Railroad Earth & Shook Twins @ Roseland Theater | Americana, Rock, Improvisational, Dreamlike Harmonies, Folk

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Railroad Earth & Shook Twins @ Roseland Theater on December 31. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Wednesday, December 26.



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From our sponsors:
Railroad Earth & The Shook Twins
December 31, 2018
9 p.m. | $45-$65 | 21+
More info: roselandpdx.com

Roseland Theater
8 NW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

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.”

Songwriter/lead vocalist Todd Sheaffer continues, “When we started, we only loosely had the idea of getting together and playing some music. It started that informally; just getting together and doing some picking and playing. Over a couple of month period, we started working on some original songs, as well as playing some covers that we thought would be fun to play.”

Shook Twins
“I love the harmonies of the Shook Twins, the dreamlike songs that seem somehow permeated by the American Folk tradition, without actually being part of it. They make music that twines through your soul the way vines cover an abandoned shack in the woods.” – Neil Gaiman, New York Times – Best-Selling Author

“The Shooks will Shake you. These ladies have been keepin’ it real since the day they were born and that was only seconds apart from one another I think. Do yourself a favor and check ’em out. I do declare, ya won’t be sorry.” – Langhorne Slim

“The Shook Twins put on a heck of a show. Keep your eyes on these folks. I’m excited to hear what they do next.” – Tucker Martine

“A unique, personal music that lights up the stage with its joy and enthusiasm.” – Mason Jennings

Magic revolves around the number two. Opposite halves define our existence. There’s dark and light, black and white, night and day, yin-and-yang, and so on and so forth.

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34 Responses to Win Tickets ($90): Downtown Portland New Year’s Eve Celebration Railroad Earth & Shook Twins @ Roseland Theater | Americana, Rock, Improvisational, Dreamlike Harmonies, Folk

  1. Andrea Keeling December 4, 2018 at 7:38 pm #

    I am a poor nursing student who LOVES some RRE….. Help a sister out friends~!!!!

  2. Dave G. December 4, 2018 at 10:01 pm #

    The EARTH SHOOK!

  3. Brig December 6, 2018 at 8:32 am #

    Looking for something different this New Year’s. Would like to take my wife out and dance!!

  4. Tiffany December 6, 2018 at 10:12 am #

    I’d love to go to this!

  5. Tom December 6, 2018 at 11:48 am #

    Rockin NYE!

  6. Nicholas Palmer December 6, 2018 at 2:01 pm #

    if I don’t win this, I will be spending nye at home with my wife. So winning this would be awesome!

  7. Joni S December 6, 2018 at 3:32 pm #

    I would enjoy the variety, I like variety of music, not recalling when I was out for a night of music like this let alone New Year’s Eve Hope to dance dance dance! Please pick me please, thank you!

  8. Cara December 6, 2018 at 4:18 pm #

    Yes yes yes please!

  9. Lea Hinchcliff December 7, 2018 at 3:52 pm #

    Did I meantion it’s my birthday that day?

  10. Mandi December 7, 2018 at 6:52 pm #

    First new year with my husband

  11. Mandi December 7, 2018 at 6:53 pm #

    First new year with my husband :)

  12. Heather December 8, 2018 at 8:02 am #

    Railroad Earth and the Shook Twins within walking distance? Yes, please!

  13. Krystina Wilson December 8, 2018 at 1:14 pm #

    Mother of 5 finally getting away with hubby. Traveling from San Diego to Portland to ring in 2019. Our first visit to Oregon. Hoping to making amazing memories!!!

  14. Lydia Morrison December 8, 2018 at 3:16 pm #

    I would love to watch the two best sisters from Idaho with my sister in Oregon. Sisters on sisters on New Years. Best. NYE. Ever.

  15. Matt December 8, 2018 at 4:47 pm #

    I would love to hope on the Railroad for an end of the year party to the center of the Earth.

  16. Heather FW December 9, 2018 at 5:15 pm #

    Chill and folky vibez for New Years? Yes please!! We have seen both these bands at music festivals and would like to start 2019 with some beautiful frequencies. :D

  17. Carol Bruce December 10, 2018 at 1:41 pm #

    Wow, I have not been to as cool a party as this on New Year’s Eve ever in my 67 years!

  18. Ed December 11, 2018 at 8:10 am #

    Looking for a different experience this NYE, this would be amazing!

  19. Dannica Fetters December 11, 2018 at 12:05 pm #

    This would be so fun!

  20. Chris Johnson December 11, 2018 at 12:35 pm #

    Chug-a-chug-a choo-choo

  21. Jenny December 11, 2018 at 12:53 pm #

    I would love to surprise my brother with concert tickets. He’s usually the one who surprises me!

  22. Ric December 11, 2018 at 2:22 pm #

    Holy crap this’d be rad!!!

  23. Teresa December 11, 2018 at 8:59 pm #

    Please. Love the Roseland. And Portland and New Year Eve

  24. Sommers Ebright December 11, 2018 at 10:21 pm #

    This would be a great way to start the New year! pick me please!

  25. Nicole December 11, 2018 at 10:30 pm #

    we have no other plans yet :)

  26. Paul December 12, 2018 at 9:47 am #

    Yes please!!

  27. Kristin L Casaletto December 12, 2018 at 4:39 pm #

    My sister is coming in from Laos for a New Years visit and I’m hoping to show her the time of her life dancing, singing and drinking. I want it to be a night of memory making and fun. We don’t get to see each other that often, but there’s nothing like sharing music and a few music to celebrate family and bonds.

  28. Eric December 12, 2018 at 11:29 pm #

    RRE IS one of my favorite bands! I’ve missed every NYE show they’ve done, I just hope this is the year that will change that!

  29. Dan Korpenfelt December 13, 2018 at 1:05 am #

    me please

  30. Coleman A December 13, 2018 at 4:35 pm #

    OUr first NYE in Portland, please pick me!!!

  31. Cory December 13, 2018 at 6:20 pm #

    D by edh

  32. Mac December 14, 2018 at 12:32 am #

    Would love to take my partner for NY!!! So fun!

  33. Randy December 14, 2018 at 8:19 am #

    We have nothing planned

  34. Peter Hope December 14, 2018 at 12:52 pm #

    Please let me ring in the New Year at this special event.

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