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:
This year’s Accra Milo Marathon will see stringent security measures to expose athletes who failed to cover the entire distance by using dubious means to reach the final destination. The 26th edition of the Accra Milo Marathon comes off this Friday.The mass sports will see over two thousand men and women competing for prizes ranging from cash to Milo products. The Under 15 category starts from the Kaneshie Complex while the mass event starts from the Nungua barrier “the point” in the early hours of Friday, finishing at the Alhaji Sly Tetteh Park at DansomanMeanwhile, assistant brands manager of Nestle Ghana Limited Marilyn Agyeiwaa Ofori has reiterated “any athlete who fails to compete in accordance to the rules governing competition will be arrested by the police, because over the years there have been complaints on how some runners board vehicles during the competition and later join the race middle way at the expense of others. But this time police officers will be there in their numbers to arrest all culprits”. She told Asempa SportsThe winner of the 42.2km race will receive GHs10, 000, with the first runner up going home with GHs7, 000 whiles the second runner up will get GHs5, 000 with lots of products from the sponsors.Last year’s edition was won by William Akuka Awunime beating five time winners Godwin Adukpo and David Zigah.