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JIM GAUDET AND THE RAILROAD BOYS CD RELEASE CONCERT
May 20, 2016 at 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
JIM GAUDET AND THE RAILROAD BOYS CD RELEASE CONCERT WITH SPECIAL GUEST SARAH MILONOVITCH
Join us for this special night celebrating the official release of The Railroad Boys 5th CD
Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys have played four International Bluegrass Music Association festivals that have a history of being voted festivals of the year: Wintergrass, Seattle (WA); Joe Val Boston (MA);Podunk Hartford (CT), Grey Fox in Oak Hill (NY); and were selected to fill a coveted spot in IBMA’s 2013 Bluegrass Ramble in Raleigh, NC. This past spring the band had the honor of appearing on the Music City Roots Live from The Factory PBS broadcast and are looking forward to a return date soon. The band is also anxiously awaiting a feature profile article in an upcoming issue ofthe highly respected “Bluegrass Unlimited”magazine.
The Railroad Boys are still riding on the success of their most recent release “Reasons That I Run”.The band’s fourth CD,”Reasons That I Run”,highlights the latest collection of Jim’s stories and songs. As always, the themes of his work can be widely varied. For this recording the stories can range from not wanting to dance to a DJ at a family get together (I Ain’t Getting’ Up), to the murder of a gypsy boy in the quest of rescuing the girl with the golden hair (Justify My Soul).
lt is the basic philosophy of The RR Boys that audience participation leads to a deeper and more meaningful connection. It is typical to hear the band’s audience enthusiastically whooping it up during songs like their signature “shout along” titled “So Far So Good.” The RR Boy’s closeness with their listeners is obvious no matter where they perform. They consistently close the gap between themselves and their audience, essentially creating one big “down home” family who’ve been brought together by their shared experience through The RR Boys songs and musical stories.
The band supports Gaudet’s song writing and arrangements with just the right amount of gusto and drive. The group consists of Jim Gaudet, guitar, singer, songwriter, Bobby Ristau, upright bass and backing vocals, Sten Isachsen, mandolin and backing vocals, Scott Hopkins, banjo and backing vocals, and special guest Sara Milonovich, fiddle and backing vocals