Railroad Earth Releases New Single “Come And Go Moon” From Upcoming Album All For The Song


When it came time for jam-scene favorites Railroad Earth to make a new album, a band consensus was quickly reached: it was time for a field trip to the Big Easy. Between the good food, high spirits, and influence from their producer, New Orleans’ favorite guitar-slinging son Anders Osborne, Railroad Earth ended up with a collection of material that goes down the hatch with the ease of an oyster on the half shell and a nice, cold sazerac. And while all of the songs on the band’s upcoming album All For The Song were influenced by their temporary surroundings, “Come And Go Moon” got the slinkiest treatment of them all. “I spent a number of my formative years as a musician traveling to New Orleans as often as I could and it’s sound has had a huge influence on me,” says RRE bassist songwriter Andrew Altman, who wrote “Come And Go Moon” some years ago, but never put it on an album. With the fiddle, mandolin, and bottleneck slide guitar taking turns in the spotlight, the song’s arrangement feels both quintessentially New Orleans and Railroad Earth simultaneously. Altman agrees, saying “I’m really happy with the way this tune evolved from such a personal sentiment to a real New Orleans-inspired band sound.”

Fans can hear “Come And Go Moon” now at this link, check out the previously-released All For The Song singles “The Great Divide,” “It’s So Good,” and “Runnin’ Wild” at their respective links, and pre-order or pre-save the album ahead of its April 22nd release right here. Additionally, Railroad Earth tour continues tonight in Albany, New York, before weekend stops at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, and Philadelphia’s new Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia. A list of tour dates is below and ticket information can be found at railroad.earth/tour. Pre-order vinyl right here.

More About All For The Song: In 2018, Railroad Earth—Todd Sheaffer [lead vocals, acoustic guitar], Tim Carbone [violins, electric guitar, vocals], John Skehan [mandolin, bouzouki, piano, vocals], Carey Harmon [drums, percussion, vocals], and Andrew Altman [upright & electric bass]—bid farewell to founding member and lifelong friend Andy Goessling who passed away from cancer. His shadow loomed over the process as the guys retreated to New Orleans for the first time to record. “From the beginning, the vision was more than just the music,” states Todd. “We looked at this like a ‘destination’ record. Our past records were all made close to home or, in fact, at home. Andy’s passing was very much in the center of our thoughts and our hearts in the writing and recording of this album. Things were so shaken up that we thought it’d be a benefit to go away from all of the distractions and be together. In New Orleans, there is great food and there are great spirits to be shared. I’ll leave the music part of the equation for others to judge, but we surely succeeded in making the bonding part of the vision come to fruition!”

All For The Song Tracklist:
The Great Divide
Blues Highway
It’s So Good
Showers of Rain
Come And Go Moon
Runnin’ Wild
My Favorite Spot
Slippin’ Away
Driftin’ – The Bardo – Driftin’
All For The Song

Catch Railroad Earth On Tour:
March 18 – Albany, NY – The Egg
March 19 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre
March 20 – Philadelphia, PA – Brooklyn Bowl Philly
March 23 – Harrisburg, PA – X.L. Live
March 24 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
March 25-26 – Charlottesville, VA – The Jefferson Theater
April 23 – Dale, TX – Old Settler’s Music Festival
May 20 – Kansas City, MO – Bluegrass in the Bottoms
May 21 – Denver, CO – Levitt Pavilion
May 26 – Jersey City, NJ – White Eagle Hall
May 27-28 – Cumberland, MD – DelFest
May 29 – Thornville, OH – Dark Star Jubilee
June 23 – Eau Claire, WI – Blue Ox Music Festival
June 30-July 3 – Quincy, CA – High Sierra Music Festival
July 8 – Jay, VT – Jeezum Crow Festival
July 21-24 – North Plains, OR – Northwest String Summit
July 29 – Johnstown, PA – Flood City Music Festival
July 31 – Floyd, VA – FloydFest
August 5 – Del Norte, CO – Rhythms on the Rio Festival
August 21 – Wellston, MI – Hoxeyville