Video Premiere: The Railsplitters “Lessons I’ve Learned”

December 13, 2016

Colorado quintet The Railsplitters will next perform on December 30 at the Boulder Theater, opening for Yonder Mountain String Band. The two groups will continue to share the stage in early 2017, with a number of bills confirmed for January and February. Beyond that, The Railsplitters will bring their “unconventional bluegrass” on the road for a series of headlining dates as well. The band features vocalist/guitar player Lauren Stovall, principal songwriter and banjo player Dusty Rider, Peter Sharpe on mandolin, Leslie Ziegler  on upright bass and fiddle player Joe D’Esposito.

Today we premiere The Railsplitters’ official video for “Lessons I’ve Learned.” Stovall tells Relix, “I recorded the melody on my iPhone about a year before I wrote the song, not knowing if it would ever turn into anything. As I was flipping through the old recordings one snowy night, I realized that I had the perfect story to go along with the melody. The lyrics were inspired by one Miss. Lena Dunham whom had just released her memoir, Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned”.  The band heard it just after it was finished and 3 hours later performed it in Steamboat Springs, CO. It was a hit.” The band’s upcoming tour dates appear below the video.

The Railsplitters Tour Dates

Dec 30  Fri Boulder Theatre Boulder, CO**
Jan 15  Sun  Vaudeville Mews Des Moines, IA
Jan 18  Wed Elbo Room Chicago, IL
Jan 19  Thu  Bluebird Nightclub Bloomington, IN
Jan 20  Fri Pageant St Louis, MO
Jan 21  Sat  Orpheum Theater Madison, WI**
Jan 22  Sun  Blue Moose Iowa City, IA**
Jan 25  Wed State Theatre State College, PA**
Jan 26  Thu  Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC**
Jan 27  Fri Music Farm Charleston, SC**
Jan 28  Sat Music Farm Columbia, SC**
Jan 29  Sun 3rd and Lindsley Nashville, TN
Feb 1  Wed Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center Lexington, KY**
Feb 2  Thu Madison Theater Covington, KY**
Feb 3  Fri The Orange Peel Asheville, NC**
Feb 4  Sat  The Orange Peel Asheville, NC**

**supporting Yonder Mountain String Band.