New bluegrass and Americana from Boulder
Although rooted in traditional bluegrass and old-time music, The Railsplitters are pushing the boundaries of those genres in every sense. With their lush harmonies, instrumental virtuosity and nonconformist songwriting, The Railsplitters deftly demonstrate what happens when musical influences ranging from samba to hip-hop merge with traditional Appalachian music. Hailing from the Rocky Mountain Front Range, the Railsplitters feature Lauren Stovall and her Emmylou-esque vocals in the lead, Dusty Rider's melodically intricate banjo licks, Peter Sharpe's Brazilian and bluesy flare on mandolin, Joe D'Esposito's New-England and Italian inspired fiddling and the ever-so-groovy Jean-Luc Davis on the double bass. They come to Michigan with a new album of energetic, genre-bending music.