The Railsplitters – 2013 Rockygrass ’Best New Band’ Winner
NEW ALBUM DUE FALL 2017!
Boulder CO’s, The Railsplitters, head into 2017 with an impressive tour as special guests for Yonder Mountain String Band, earning thousands of new fans, who are charmed by the “unconventional bluegrass” that earned them the title of “Best New Band” at the 2013 Rockygrass Best New Band competition.
Watch their full set at The Orpheum in Madison, WI on 1/21/17! click here
Having gone on their first national tour in 2014, The Railsplitters’ staple of highly melodic songwriting is composed by all 5 members and sung by lead singer Lauren Stovall, whose jazzy, songbird-like, vocal leaps from note to note with a ton of emotional conviction. It has helped build an enviable entertainment resume that includes tours of the UK and Europe (twice,) a spot on Spotify’s official Indie Bluegrass playlist (totally organically,) and bookings at many major bluegrass festivals including Delfest, Grey Fox, Green River Festival, Salmon Jam, multiple appearances at Rockygrass and more. In addition to its tour with Yonder Mountain String Band, The Railsplitters have also opened for The Steeldrivers, Sierra Hull, Noam Pikelny of Punch Brothers, Aoife O’Donovan, Milkdrive, Trout Steak Revival, Dustbowl Revival, Front Country and many others.
“What do you do when a group has such an original sound that it’s truly difficult to find a valid point of comparison? In the case of The Railsplitters, you praise them to the skies, because this young quintet from Colorado has developed a sound that manages to be both startlingly original and very exciting to listen to.”HK