Friday & Saturday
“Without a doubt, one of the best bluegrass bands
to emerge in the last few years.”
— Andy Hall, The Infamous Stringdusters
Fresh off the success of their first album, and taking first place in the Rockygrass Best New Band Competition, The Railsplitters got busy touring across the nation from their native Colorado, gathering up a new found following. The bandleader for Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen says the youthful ensemble is: “A musically hip, new acoustic, lyrical, and catchy band that has a new fan.” Their fandom will spread across the pond with a Railsplitters tour of the UK planned for the spring of 2016.
The Railsplitters are a powerhouse collective of talent. A unique songwriter and former banjo picker with the Byron Berline Band, Dusty Rider (that’s his real name, folks) composes original material with the full band in mind, imagining an entire song in his head before it’s even heard out loud. A most adept rhythm guitarist, Lauren Stovall sings with a clear, distinct and powerful voice. The group’s newest member, Christine King, adds a driving force to the band with her suberb fiddling. With masterfully executed mandolin by Peter Sharpe, and underpinned by the solid tones of upright bassist Leslie Ziegler, The Railsplitters’ collaborative songwriting and arresting instrumentation lend unique character to a band sound.
Salt Salt Sea:
Mindie Lind of Hearth Music says: ‘Using your roots to evolve is really at the heart of the genre, as Bill Monroe himself was an innovator. With their finger on the pulse, The Railsplitters are pushing the genre forward with an adventurous spirit, carrying in the tradition of breaking boundaries with their innovative sound.” With their new album, The Faster It Goes, The Railsplitters bring forth a wildly eclectic canon, crossing over genre and time.