State Theatre presents
Special Guest: Amy Helm
Saturday, September 29, 2012, 8pm; $35, $30, $25
Ticket Office: 732-246-SHOW (7469)
New Brunswick, NJ (September 6, 2012)—State Theatre presents New Jersey band Railroad Earth in their State Theatre debut on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 8pm. Combining elements of bluegrass, rock, jazz, Celtic, and more, the group will perform songs off their latest album, Railroad Earth, as well as fan favorites, including “Seven Story Mountain,” “Head,” “Railroad Earth,” and “Goat.” Opening for Railroad Earth is singer Amy Helm. Tickets range from $25-35.
Known for their extensive live improvisation and lyrical songwriting within an acoustic base, Railroad Earth’s most recent self-titled album has been praised by critics and recognized as their finest work to date. Formed in 2001, the band launched their career at the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival, with their first self-recorded album The Black Bear Sessions. Since then, Railroad Earth has landed a record deal with Sugar Hill Records, and has released four additional albums.
Railroad Earth includes band members Todd Sheaffer (guitar, vocals), Tim Carbone (violin, accordion, electric guitar, vocals), John Skehan (mandolin, bouzouki, vocals), Andy Goessling (acoustic guitars, banjo, dobro, mandolin, flute, pennywhistle, saxophones, vocals), Carey Harmon (drums, hand percussion, vocals), and Andrew Altman (bass, vocals).
Amy Helm’s deep musical roots were enriched by a lifetime of exposure to the finest expressions of American musical tradition. A founding member of the roots band Ollabelle and the daughter of music legend Levon Helm (The Band) and singer/songwriter Libby Titus Fagen, Helm wields a powerful voice that can both stir and soothe, whether she is singing traditional gospel, blues standards, or her own heartfelt compositions. She is a gifted musician on both mandolin and drums, and has clearly absorbed the lessons of the many other accomplished artists with whom she has shared stages, including Mavis Staples, Emmylou Harris, and Joan Osborne as well as other uniquely American performers like Dr. John and Hubert Sumlin.
For tickets or more information, call the State Theatre ticket office at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit us online atwww.StateTheatreNJ.org. The State Theatre ticket office, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10am to 6pm; Wednesday 11am to 7pm; Saturday 1pm to 5pm; and at least three hours prior to curtain on performance dates, unless otherwise specified. For information on group outings and discounts, call 732-247-7200, ext. 517. Some additional ticket and transaction fees may apply.
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Sat, September 29 at 8pm
$35, $30, $25
15 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Ticket Office – 732-246-SHOW (7469)
Online – www.StateTheatreNJ.org
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