Clonmel World Music will prouldy present The Railsplitters (USA) at Raheen House Hotel on Thursday, June 18th.
Currently on an extensive UK tour The Railsplitters are from Boulder, in the Colorado Rockies, and have been scaling new heights with a refreshing and charming range of bluegrass and beyond-bluegrass music.
Bringing real musical depth and formidable talent, this group draws influences from all the greats - from Bill Monroe and Earl Scruggs to modern groups like Uncle Earl and Crooked Still.
The Railsplitters are nothing if not enthusiastically bluegrass and contagiously so, with rapid tempos, unusual instrumentals and good-time breakdowns!
Using powerful female and male vocals, enchanting five-part harmonies and masterful instrumentals The Railsplitters have a great fresh modern bluegrass-based sound while also maintaining a modern pop-like feel and sound to their music.
The Railsplitters are a five-piece band. They all write the songs and they all sing!
The lead singer is Lauren Stovall, who has a very powerful distinctive voice. As a singer Lauren has certainly got soul and plenty of it!
And, while Lauren is giving Alison Krauss a run for her money Peter Sharpe and Dusty Rider are masterfully picking the mandolin and banjo (respectively). Lauren, Peter, and Dusty, along with innovative upright bassist Leslie Ziegler, are now joined by the group’s newest member, world class fiddle player Christine King whose superb fiddling adds a driving force to the band’s sound.
The quintet usually starts by writing their songs individually and then come together to develop them as a group. This songwriting interplay adds a special addition to an already broad diversity of styles and genres on the album. From dance numbers, to modulated instrumental numbers, to sweet ballads, The Railsplitters have a song for every kind of mood.
The Railsplitters have a musical range that sets them apart from other up-and-coming bluegrass bands. Calling on genre influences from Roots/Americana, Country Twang, 50’s doo wop, modern pop, and of course, good ol’ fashioned Rock ‘n’ Roll, they have been wowing listeners at home in Colorado and beyond.
Doors for the gig will open at 8pm. There will be no support act and the band will start at 9pm prompt. This ensures the gig will finish before 11pm.
Tickets are priced at €15 each and are available in Premier Music Centre, Clonmel on 052 6129811, from Gerry Lawless on 086 338 9619 and from Martha Beardmore on 087 910 7201.
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