February Showcase: Jim Gaudet & The Railroad Boys

 

When: Friday, February 28
Where: Christ Church – 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie
Open Jam: 7:30
Concert: 7:30
Tickets: $10 at the Door

How lucky for the HVBA! This is a Premium Member Band of the HVBA and they have performed at top venues, including Joe Val and Grey Fox. This month Jim Gaudet & The Railroad Boys will perform at the Showcase Series!

Hard-driving, up-tempo acoustic Americana Roots music from the traditions of country, folk, and bluegrass. Jim’s creative original story songs (anywhere from food to murder) are the main focus of the band. Can be heard regionally in the Northeast on all NPR stations and nationally on XM Radio.

The Railroad Boy’s sound is steeped in the tradition of “Acoustic Americana Roots Music.” They deliver a dynamic blend of traditional mountain music fused with Gaudet’s diverse contemporary songwriting. Gaudet’s unique percussive rhythms become the perfect springboard for his voice to follow and his melodies are downright infectious. It’s typical during any live performance to see the band’s fans shouting right along on favorites like “So Far So Good.” Gaudet has assembled a strong cast of characters in the Railroad Boys. Individually the Railroad Boys are Jim Gaudet on guitar and vocals, Bobby Ristau on bass and vocals, Sten Isachsen on mandolin and vocals, and Mat Kane on fiddle.

The Railroad Boys are very encouraged by their most recent accomplishments. In September, Jim and The RR Boys were selected to perform four showcases as part of the “Bluegrass Ramble” at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Convention, (IBMA) “The World of Bluegrass”, Raleigh, NC.

Additional highlights of the Fall 2013 season included sold out performances at The Tusten Theatre, Narrowsburg, NY, Kirkland Art Center, Clinton, NY, and Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, NY. They are looking forward to “First Night” in Saratoga Springs, NY on New Year’s Eve and now The Winter Village Bluegrass Festival, Ithaca, NY.

Gaudet has assembled a strong cast of characters that support his songs with just the right amount of gusto and drive. Individually the Railroad Boys are Jim Gaudet on guitar and vocals, Bobby Ristau on upright bass and harmony vocals, Sten Isachsen on mandolin and harmony vocals, Mat Kane on fiddle and their latest addition, Scott Hopkins on banjo.

Currently The Railroad Boys are very inspired by the release of their fourth CD, “Reasons That I Run”. Since the sold out release on March 1 at “The Linda”, WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio in Albany, NY, the reviews have been overwhelmingly positive. The Railroad Boys have been getting strong radio airplay internationally and across the United States.

To learn more, check out Jim and the band.

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Jim and The Railroad Boys music is available on Pandora, Spotify, I-Tunes, Rhapsody, and CD Baby.

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