Tagged: Railroad Earth

YMSB at Hillberry 2017 Shakes the Soul Plus a Stirring Sit-In By Tim Carbone [Full Set Video]

The Yonder Mountain String Band set at Hillberry The Harvest Moon Festival 2017 outside Eureka Springs, Arkansas, was one of the more soulful and stirring sets I’ve seen from YMSB, and I’ve seen them over 55 times. (Lost count!) But the guest performance turned in by fiddler Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth was phenomenal. Sitting there in my chair, I was moved to the point of losing my conversation and thoughts, jaw on the ground, totally captivated. It’s followed right behind by one of the longest and most skillful solos I’ve seen yet from YMSB mandolinist Jacob Joliff. (And don’t let the slow-down in pace fool you – they set it right back on fire soon enough.) The whole Pass This Way > E.M.D. jam lasts nearly a half hour and is simply mind-blowing. Check it out (you can actually watch the full set, Tim’s part begins at 33:00) below. Setlist at the bottom. Thanks to John Peckham of ConcertCasters for the outstanding video! And thank you to Deadhead Productions for the best festival I’ve been to in years! Setlist 01 Troubled...

HILLBERRY PREVIEW: A Closer Look at the Bands on Day One [Thursday, Oct. 12]

The third installment of Hillberry The Harvest Moon Festival kicks off on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 6 pm for what promises to be a historic, intimate festival featuring four epic days of performances by nationally lauded bluegrass and roots bands as well as top regionally based acts – and a colossal jam session late Thursday night hosted by ShindigMusic.net. Gates open at 8 am Thursday, and they will remain open 24 hours through the end of the festival, which continues through late Sunday evening’s campfire set ending at 1:30 am. Tickets are still available online and range from $60 for a one-day pass for Sunday to $180 for a four-day full-event pass. Camping is included with ticket purchase. Price changes occur at midnight each night. Hillberry is co-hosted by Deadhead Productions and Railroad Earth, one of the country’s most popular and successful newgrass jam bands, at The Farm Campground & Events, located off Highway 187 North about 5 miles north of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The all-star lineup includes two full sets by Railroad Earth, on Saturday and Sunday evenings, as well...