The Railsplitters

Majestic Live Presents

The Railsplitters

The Lower 5th

Tue. May 9, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$5 ADV // $10 DOS

This event is 18 and over

+$3 under 21 surcharge collected at the door - waived with student ID

The Railsplitters
The Railsplitters
The Railsplitters :: Rockygrass 2013 “Best New Band”
In 2013, only days after their debut CD release, backed by an impressive $10,000+Kickstarter campaign, The Railsplitters performed at Rockygrass and earned the title of“Best New Band.” They would soon become a tried-and-true staple of the Colorado music scene.
In 2015, The Railsplitters went full-time and released its second album, The Faster ItGoes. Since then, on the strength of their material —which carries enough mesmerizing bluegrass to appeal to the purists, enough freshness to land on the official Spotify Indie Bluegrass playlist and enough pop hooks to crossover to listeners who’ve never bought or streamed a bluegrass album—The Railsplitters have performed at some of the most prestigious bluegrass (and not bluegrass) festivals in the country, including Delfest, Green River Festival, Salmon Jam, Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival and Rockygrass; toured the UK twice and have opened for or co-billed with The Steeldrivers, Trout Steak Revival, NoamPikelni, Aoife O’Donovan, Milkdrive, Dustbowl Revival, Front Country and more.

The band’s fast rise from casual Colorado jammers to critically-acclaimed national artists can only be explained by their melodic songwriting, featuring compositions from all 5 of the Railsplitters, who all double duty on harmonies, their impeccable musicianship and the songbird-like vocal of lead singer Lauren Stovall, whose expressive phrasing, spot-onpitch and perfectly-controlled vibrato make a voice that is both instantly recognizable and a throwback to the classic country/rock era of the 70’s.
“The Railsplitters embody two of my favorite musical elements: high quality musicianship and great original songs. They use both to make them, without a doubt, one of the best bluegrass bands to emerge in the last few years.” -Andy Hall, The Infamous Stringdusters
“That high, lonesome sound has rarely sounded better.” – Jeff Burger, No Depression
“Bluegrass instrumentation meets sharp pop aesthetics on the new album by Colorado’s the Railsplitters, as you can hear on the tune ‘You.'” – Brice Ezell, Pop Matters.
“The Railsplitters are one of the most exciting bands to come on the scene in a long time. The complexity of their arrangements, the beauty of their vocals, and excitement in their performance should put them right in the center of your radar.” – Stephen Mougin, Sam Bush Band
The Lower 5th
The Lower 5th
The Lower 5 th incorporates folk, rock, R&B, reggae, country and bluegrass to produce a unique blend of Midwestern Soul that swings, sways, rocks, and wails. The band was established in 2011 when Luke Jorgensen, Cory Swadley (The Northern Pines) and Paul Metz(The Mascot Theory) began to work together to write and perform songs that draw from and build upon their common diverse musical roots. With the addition of Jayme Cash (keys)(The Northern Pines, Moonhouse) Jeremy Henning (Trombone) and Audrey Pescatelli (bass), The Lower 5th is a band of powerhouse musicians that play high energy music from the heart and leave it all on stage with every performance. The band has performed in many venues in Madison and across central Wisconsin including featured sets at Wiskeyonsin Family Reunion, Ragged Roots, Bandit County Fair, Madison Charity Jamboree, and Sunshine Soul festivals, radio and television performances and weekly residencies at The Come Back In and The Up North Bar.
Venue Information:
The Frequency
121 W. Main Street
Madison, WI, 53703
http://madisonfrequency.com/