Next Saturday, March 5th, Railroad Earth will take the stage at NYC’s Playstation Theater in the heart of Times Square (tickets are available here). The roots and Americana-based “newgrass” jam band is made up of six highly talented musicians that can flat out write beautiful songs and take them to great heights, with their ability to stretch them out with some serious jamming. While the group doesn’t like to be labeled in one style or another, their songs are steeped heavily in the bluegrass, rock n’ roll, and celtic traditions.Whether it is Todd Sheaffer‘s skillful song craftsmanship, Tim Carbone‘s ethereal violin, the sound of John Skehan‘s alluring mandolin playing, Andy Goessling literally playing one of nine instruments, or the rhythm section of Carey Harmon on drums and Andrew Altman on upright/electric bass holding it down, one thing is for certain: when all of the pieces come together it makes for a transcendental experience. Railroad Earth’s music simply takes you on a enchanted journey of epic proportions.With five studio albums under their belts, along with the extremely popular live album Elko, Railroad Earth was also brought in to record last year’s highly-acclaimed album Ashes & Dust by Allman Brothers Band/Gov’t Mule’s Warren Haynes, which was followed by a tour in support of the record. In other words, this isn’t a show that you want to miss.Warren Haynes and Railroad Earth Debut ‘Ashes & Dust’ At Intimate Town Hall PerformanceJoining Railroad Earth for the NYC show will be Scranton-based bluegrass outfit Cabinet. The group has been gaining a lot of recognition over the last couple of years, touring all over the country while releasing their third studio album Celebration in early 2015. Make sure to get to the show for Cabinet’s opening set, as there is sure to be plenty of boot-stomping and drinking of barley-laced ales during their set (well, really the entire night). Railroad Earth, Twiddle & More Tapped For Cabinet’s Susquehanna Breakdown FestivalRailroad Earth and Cabinet hit the PlayStation Theater in New York, NY on March 5th. For tickets and more information, be sure to head here.Railroad Earth – “Mighty River” from their OurVinyl Sessions:Cabinet “Celebration”, the title track of their 2015 studio album:Enter to Win Tickets:
McIlroy has a lead of just 1,613 points over Willett in the Race to Dubai, with Rose more than 600,000 points further back and needing to finish second or better to overtake his Ryder Cup team-mate. Even a victory on Sunday would not be enough for Rose if McIlroy was outright second. “I’m treating it like a normal event because I’m just here to win and I know if I win, then everything else will take care of itself,” McIlroy said. “I ‘m not quite performing at the highest levels I would like to. “I’m hitting it well. I feel like my putting’s getting better. I still missed a few chances but I scrambled well today. All facets of my game are pretty much there, it’s just a matter of being a little more efficient, taking advantage of the par fives a bit better. “I saw first hand how well Emiliano is playing but I just have to try and put another solid round in tomorrow and give myself a chance on Sunday.” Playing alongside McIlroy, Grillo carded eight birdies in a flawless 64, the lowest round of the week, to maintain the form which saw him win the Web.com Tour Championship and Frys.com Open in the space of a fortnight last month. “It gives you a lot of confidence,” said the 23-year-old, who almost hit McIlroy with a tee shot on his way to a first PGA Tour title in California. “We know there it’s not easy. Anywhere it’s not easy. I was lucky enough to get two wins in a row and that gets me twice the c onfidence. “But here it’s pretty much like a major. You’ve got the best players in the world and you’ve got to play really well to keep it up. It was my second time playing with Rory and I’m really thrilled. He’s one of the nicest guys out here and that makes it easier, but it’s nice playing good with him.” Rose correctly anticipated being five off the lead after adding a 66 to his opening 71 to finish seven under par, with former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel and Thongchai Jaidee alongside McIlroy on eight under and American Ryder Cup star Patrick Reed nine under. First round joint leader Ian Poulter could only add a 74 to his opening 66 to fall eight shots off the lead and was furious with his performance. The 39-year-old wrote on Twitter: “I got what I deserved today. Disgusting commitment to shots. Disgusting attitude, Disgusting temperament, Lost my cool, Need a low weekend.” Press Association Already the only player to win three times on the European Tour this season, Sullivan could take his official earnings for the year to almost £2million with the first prize of £875,000 and his share of the £4million bonus pool shared between the top 15 players on the Race to Dubai. Not bad for a man who spent two years stacking shelves in Asda to fund his golf. “If you ask them they’ll probably say I was only there for about six months because I was asleep in the changing room half the time,” joked Sullivan, whose supporters wear T-shirts with a bright yellow smiley face on the front to reflect the 29-year-old’s irrepressible personality. “I had to go in at five in the morning and finish at 10 so I could play golf, so a few times I turned up with a bit of a hangover, seeing as I had to work on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. “Working in Asda and having a little girl (Ruby was born in 2013) put a massive perspective on life. This is my dream and I’ve always wanted to do it. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. So if I can’t enjoy it, I’d best go and do something else. Go back to stacking shelves at Asda I think. ” It’s absolutely awesome to be leading after halfway in such a massive event, it’s incredible. I’m just happy I’m doing it in front of my fans to keep them happy for the weekend anyway. “They have followed me about six or seven times this year and every time they have been there, I’ve done pretty well. I think I am going to have to start paying for them to come out every week now. “You feel like everyone’s behind you and you feel like you’re really using that as momentum. I felt a bit static through holes eight, nine, 10 and 11 and holed a massive putt on 12, the crowd get wild and you feel like you’re pushing on from there. I think it’s massive to use that to my advantage.” Rory McIlroy remained in pole position to be crowned European number one for the third time in four years as former supermarket shelf-stacker Andy Sullivan claimed the halfway lead in the DP World Tour Championship. McIlroy felt he was stuck “somewhere between third and fourth gear” after a second round of 68 at Jumeirah Golf Estates left him eight under par, four shots behind Sullivan but crucially ahead of Race to Dubai rivals Justin Rose and Danny Willett by one and two shots respectively. Sullivan carded a second consecutive 66 to lead by one from Argentina’s Emiliano Grillo, much to the delight of “Team Sulli”, his 30-strong personal fan club from Nuneaton who have travelled to Dubai for the £5.2million season finale.
The Republic if Ireland International striker had been out with a knee injury.