Win Tickets ($59): Railroad Earth @ Revolution Hall | Bluegrass Americana, Rock, Improvisational

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Railroad Earth @ Revolution Hall on January 15. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed January 9.


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Railroad Earth
January 15, 2023
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $29.50 | 21+
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Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR

A brother leaves this world too soon. A trip down U.S. Highway 61 ends in a deluge of biblical proportions. A retreat to the Big Easy results in its own flood of inspiration. A new chapter begins. These moments and many more fade in and out of focus on Railroad Earth’s seventh full-length album, All For The Song.

The celebrated New Jersey septet — Todd Sheaffer [lead vocals, acoustic guitar], Tim Carbone [violins, electric guitar, vocals], John Skehan [mandolin, bouzouki, piano, vocals], Carey Harmon [drums, percussion, vocals], Andrew Altman [upright & electric bass], Matt Slocum (organ and piano), and Mike Robinson (banjo, guitar, steel) chronicle the twists and turns of this journey through eloquent songcraft, bluegrass soul, and rock ‘n’ roll spirit.

“Perhaps, it represents the journey we’ve been on for twenty years as a band and as a family,” observes Carey.

“I will always remember these sessions as a time of healing and reflection,” adds Andrew.

“What threads the record together?” ponders Todd. “Nostalgia, sadness, and a lot of great moments to sing along to.”

For over two decades, Railroad Earth has captivated audiences with gleefully unpredictable live shows and eloquent and elevated studio output. The group introduced its signature sound on 2001’s The Black Bear Sessions. Between selling out hallowed venues such as Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO, they’ve launched the longstanding annual Hangtown Music Festival in Placerville, CA and Hillberry: The Harvest Moon Festival in Ozark, AR—both running for a decade-plus. Sought after by legends, the John Denver Estate tapped them to put lyrics penned by the late John Denver to music on the 2019 vinyl EP, Railroad Earth: The John Denver Letters. Beyond tallying tens of millions of streams, the collective have earned widespread critical acclaim from David Fricke of Rolling Stone, American Songwriter, Glide Magazine, and NPR who assured, “Well-versed in rambling around, as you might expect from a band named after a Jack Kerouac poem, the New Jersey-built jam-grass engine Railroad Earth has let no moss grow under its rustic wheels.”

In 2018, Railroad Earth bid farewell to founding member Andy Goessling who passed away from cancer. His shadow loomed over the process as the guys retreated to New Orleans for the first time to record.

“From the beginning, the vision was more than just the music,” states Todd. “We looked at this like a ‘destination’ record. Our past records were all made close to home or, in fact, at home. Andy’s passing was very much in the center of our thoughts and our hearts in the writing and recording of this album. Things were so shaken up that we thought it’d be a benefit to go away from all of the distractions and be together. In New Orleans, there is great food and there are great spirits to be shared. I’ll leave the music part of the equation for others to judge, but we surely succeeded in making the bonding part of the vision come to fruition!”

In the end, Railroad Earth brings listeners closer than ever on All For The Song.

“We want audiences to connect to the album,” Carey leaves off. “We hope they’re as moved by the music as we were making it.”




  1. Kaeli plaks on December 27, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    Omg!! This giveaway is how I found out about railroad earth coming to Portland. This would be amazing!! 👏🏼❤️

    • Ron on January 4, 2023 at 10:53 am

      Super Excited about about some RRE! Saw them at the Rev Hall years ago & had such a great time. Would love to see them again!

  2. Amy Pitsker on December 28, 2022 at 7:49 am

    Just moved to the neighborhood and love being able to walk to Revolution Hall for shows! Railroad Earth sounds amazing … can’t wait to hear them live.

    • Amber on January 7, 2023 at 4:30 am

      RR Earth to Portland!

  3. Jessica F on December 28, 2022 at 4:53 pm

    The last time I saw Railroad Earth was at Revolution Hall when Andy Goessling was still alive. What a great show that was! I would love to win tickets to go see them again.

  4. John Stauffer on December 28, 2022 at 5:57 pm

    Three reasons and maybe more. 1. I would love to return to Wa Hi first time since 1961. 2. Music, especially the strings and personalities. 3. And memories of my mother’s playing and singing with her father, sisters and brothers on Saturday nights.

  5. Audrey on December 29, 2022 at 10:59 am

    This would be a great night out!

  6. Amy Hobbs on December 29, 2022 at 11:47 am

    Would love to go to this! 🙂

  7. Steve Russell on December 29, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    This would be epic!!!!. Worth the drive.

  8. Cory on December 29, 2022 at 7:35 pm

    RE me!!

  9. Kim on December 30, 2022 at 1:02 pm

    Railroad earth is such a pure energy. Their music brings such beauty to this world. I would love the chance tickets 🙏🏻💙🙏🏻💙

  10. Tracer on December 31, 2022 at 11:05 am

    This would be a great belated birthday present for my wife and I.

  11. Carol Trekas on December 31, 2022 at 5:51 pm

    Seventh album. Right on…

  12. Connie Stewart on December 31, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    Always searching for new music to enjoy and Live music is the best!. Have heard of Railroad Earth, but not yet seen them in concert. Have seen several shows at Revolution Hall and this is the best concert venue in PDX!

  13. David on January 1, 2023 at 8:54 pm

    I’d take a train to go see Railroad Earth!

    • Anna on January 5, 2023 at 12:16 pm

      They’re the best!

  14. Scott Pierce on January 2, 2023 at 4:04 pm

    Can I go?

  15. Brad on January 3, 2023 at 12:41 pm

    I’m trying to party hardy to some of the BEST jams on planet EARTH! I’ve only seen Railroad Earth once and that was back in 2015…this would SAHHHHH-WEEEEET!

  16. Kaeli Plaks on January 3, 2023 at 12:44 pm

    I’ve had numerous moments of clarity every time I’ve seen Railroad Earth. The music, the people, the ENERGY!!!! The whole scene is something that can’t be recreated and I’d be honored to represent PDX Pipeline at Rev Hall on Jan 15 <3 <3 <3

  17. Shirley on January 3, 2023 at 12:51 pm

    I would love to go to this.

  18. Hunter on January 3, 2023 at 12:51 pm

    One of my favorite bands! Started seeing them in college

  19. Brian LeVene on January 3, 2023 at 1:27 pm

    Railroad Earth is one of my favorite Americans bands. I found out about them through the Hangtown Festival in the foothills outside of my old hometown Sacramento. I’d love to see them!

  20. Peter on January 3, 2023 at 1:45 pm

    Would love to see these guys again!

  21. Roy Nifoussi on January 3, 2023 at 4:57 pm

    they are fantastic and nice guys too. Would love to see them.

  22. Patrick Shamel on January 3, 2023 at 5:54 pm

    Haven’t seen them in a while, would love to check it out

  23. Jenny on January 3, 2023 at 9:11 pm

    Thanks Portland Pipeline for the chance to see a fun live show with a friend!

  24. Pete on January 4, 2023 at 9:22 am

    I discovered this awesome band 15 years ago and would love to see them again. It’s been a few years. Plus, Rev Hall would be such a great place to see them!

  25. Brig on January 4, 2023 at 1:52 pm

    I’ve been TRAINing for this all my life!!

  26. John M on January 4, 2023 at 5:19 pm

    Senior grey haired dude that has adopted bluegrass/jamgrass as my fave. My wife is in on it too and we would love to see Railroad Earth do their unique and beautiful thing.

  27. Calley on January 5, 2023 at 2:58 pm

    I would love to see Railroad at a venue like Rev Hall. So awesome!!

  28. Philip Navarre on January 5, 2023 at 4:19 pm

    Nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile 😃

  29. Deb Maryanov on January 5, 2023 at 5:49 pm

    I ❤️ RRE!!! 🌈

  30. shen on January 5, 2023 at 6:50 pm

    I love this- yes please!

  31. Amanda on January 5, 2023 at 6:53 pm

    Favorite band!

  32. Carol Trekas on January 5, 2023 at 10:16 pm

    Love the band’s name. Want to go.

  33. Jen on January 7, 2023 at 4:44 pm

    Would love to take my kid!

  34. Lauren on January 14, 2023 at 10:21 am

    I would love to see railroad earth at rev hall! Awesome!!

  35. Jackie Elena` on January 15, 2023 at 1:02 pm

    Not sure if it is too late but would love to win tix!!

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