Hooray for Chicago. The day after Greensky Bluegrass wowed the Park West crowd with their rock/bluegrass hybrid, and at the same time that Chicago Bluegrass and Blues showcased a range of Americana at the Congress across town, Railroad Earth was at the House Of Blues, serving up another fusiony take on roots music as well. These sets feature a fine cross-section of what RE is capable of: fierce bluegrass picking, celtic melodies, soaring vocals, standout improvisation and a crowd-pleasing, roof-raising, show-closing take The Doors' "Roadhouse Blues".
January 28, 2012
House Of Blues Chicago
Mighty River, Elko, Colorado, Came Up Smilin', Water Fountain Quicksand, The Forecast > Black Elk Speaks, Storms, Mourning Flies
Old Man and the Land, Seven Story Mountain, Drag Him Down, Bird in the House > Black Bear, Old Dangerfield, Dandelion Wine, Warhead Boogie > Spring-Heeled Jack, Potter's Field, Peace on Earth
Lovin' You, Roadhouse Blues
Source: archive.org, Jeff Frank