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Wednesday, October 3

Railroad Earth's Hangtown Halloween Ball 2012

Railroad Earth loves to put on a party- and Halloween is one of the better reasons to do so.  And with that they are back again to headline this years Hangtown Halloween Ball.  The festival will be taking place in Placerville, CA, on October 26th-28th. Already one of the top touring bands on the jam scene today, Railroad Earth can play and perfect any genre of music that inspires the musicians during their performance.  RRE have been known to play anything ranging from country, rock n’ roll, Cajun, and they have even been known to throw in a gospel tune.   This Americana band has become well known for their deeply exploratory and extended jams, drawing comparisons to the legendary Grateful Dead.  

The band is fresh off an extensive Summer Tour.  They kicked off at the popular Wakarusa Music and Arts Festival, and proceeded to take the band to more than 26 different cities across the country.  Now they are ready to create a magical musical experience for their fans as they head to the Sierra Nevada's of Northern California with many bands in tow for the second consecutive year.  
Last years patrons witnessed the band fully improvise the soundtrack to the silent horror classic, Nosferatu, on the opening night of the festival, as well as an awesome guest appearance by the drummer from the Grateful Dead, Bill Kreutzmann.  On the following two nights, they closed out the main stage with two blistering sets that left fans eager for their summer tour. In only its second year on the festival scene, Hangtown is becoming a music lovers Halloween paradise, bringing in some of the top-touring artists in the jam band scene to the beautiful surroundings of the Eldorado County Fairgrounds.  The juxtaposition of the scenic surroundings and the band’s themed attire make the festival the perfect venue for a Halloween celebration.  Railroad Earth is sure to provide a spectacular show for this year’s fans and will continue the growing success of the Hangtown Halloween Ball. See you all there for the spooky musical adventures.
Words: John Bolin
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