It sure was great to have the train arrive in the North Bay Thursday night. This band continues to elevate it's playing & expression with every tour. Great to meet Emily, Frog PJ's, JMoore, G.Dad, and Stacy from the RRE family, & many more. Thanks to Pete from Monkey Tunes for doing "Between" sets trivia in the rain and giving away cd's.
The show opened with a spirited set by The Duhks from Winnepeg Manitoba. Johnny Grubb, RRE's bassist joined them for the last 3 songs.
I love me some Railroad Earth. Great vibe at the Mystic as always and the band delivered. One of the more "softer" shows of the tour so far, but soul touching and feet moving nevertheless. Timmy & John dueled from across the stage. Timmy greeted the crowd by saying, "It's great to be back in the land of Milk & Honey," as he hoisted up a glass of red wine.
Ragtime Annie Lee
Just So You Know
Came Up Smilin'
Shockenaw Mountain Breakdown
Walk Beside Me
Crossing the Gap
The Hunting Song
Butterfly and the Tree
The Good Life *
Dance Around Molly >
Reuben's Train **
Drag Him Down
* with Scott Senor Senior on percussion
** with Tania Elizabeth on fiddle, Leonard Podolek on banjo and Jordan McConnell on guitar and vocals on Moonshiner.
What a great show...it would be easy to fill a review with poetic prose about the mysterious space of Tim's fiddle, the soul of Todd's voice, the magic in the tag team work of John and Andy but instead I'll just say what most of us already know...this band brings it!
I'm loving the new tunes!! Especially Daddy-O! The whole set was awesome...of the three shows I saw, this one is my favorite! The others were fun but musically this one did it for me.
Ragtime Annie Lee opener, completely unexpected, nice to change things up. The new stuff is solid, I can't wait to hear more of it, Crossing the Gap--growing up near the gap, it's always a meaningful song for me. The Hunting Song...I can't help but feel it way down inside. Followed by Butterfly and Tree...a nice contrast to the images of nature in the hunting song, the yin and yang of it.
Came up Smilin'--loved hearing this one, I recently had a conversation with a guy about white water rafting and the sensation of being flipped and pulled under, the moment of panic, the longest instant in the world, fighting the urge to struggle, just relaxing and going with it...and then it's over, and you come up smiling!
Living the Good Life--preaching to choir in petaluma
I give this show the Emily seal of approval!
I agree with Emily. I was lucky enough to see seven shows of this tour and Set II in Petaluma was probablly my favorite. But really the whole tour was excellent. Even the 'mellow" chico show was a real treat.
The Mystic was my favorite show of the 2 I saw, which included the 1st night of GAMH, yet - it was all soooo good...
Listening to this show right now. Its as good as I remember. Probablly my favorite out of Seattle, Portland, Eugene, Chico, Petaluma, SF, SF.
In general Portland, Eugene, Petaluma, SF and SF where all KILLER shows though IMHO. They are all amoung the best music Ive seen live. Just an amazing run.
4.19 in hindsight..opted out GAMH 4.20 to see Jemimah Puddleduck at Sweetwater..
Did do 4.21 GAMH..
4.19 a bit tame compared to more balanced between new and old slow and fast 4.21 show..
I loved the Duhks would pay to see them as headliner in a heartbeat..
This little beauty is now available for download and your listening pleasure! One of the best recordings from this tour! Check it out: