Album Premiere: Railroad Earth _Castle Inn Sessions_
In our review of Railroad Earth’s seventh album, 2015’s Last of the Outlaws, we wrote that it “finds this sextet beautifully, seamlessly weaving through distinct movements and melodies that cover the gamut of styles and emotions.” Back in October Railroad Earth recorded a special live version of this material.
The band explains, “We thought it would be fun to revisit our record Last of The Outlaws one last time this time bringing in a full string section. These tracks were recorded live one day in October at the Castle Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA. The Castle Inn was built in 1906. It had a coal fired, electric generator that lit 1600 lights! It also supplied power for the entire town of Delaware Water Gap. Enrico Caruso sang there. John Phillip Sousa performed there. Boxer Gene Tunney trained for his fight against Jack Dempsey there. Big band leader Fred Waring bought it in the 1950’s and based his publishing empire there.”
Today we premiere this new recording, fitting titled the Castle Inn Sessions.
Railroad Earth are currently in Mexico appearing at the Strings and Sol event before they close out the year with three shows at Portland, OR’s Revolution Hall from December 29-31.