Railroad Earth at the Capital Theatre
I had heard a lot of good things about the Capital Theatre since it reopened its doors, and I finally got to see what all the buzz was about for myself Saturday. It was everything everyone had said and more! The staff was probably the nicest I have encountered at any show in New York State. As I entered the lobby I was greeted with a smile, given a little run down as to where everything was located and was told to have a great show!
Martin Sexton opened the show and quickly got the crowd warmed up. Never having seen Martin Sexton before, I was not sure what to expect. It was just him, his guitar and songs and I was pleasantly surprised! He filled the Capital Theatre with love and soulful sounds that warmed the crowd with pure joy!
As Railroad Earth walked onto the stage, you could tell right away they were just excited as we were for the show. They opened up with a nice Potter’s Field, but when they started Head, the audience burst into pure bliss singing right along with the band! For me The Good Life > Seven Story Mountain was were it was at. The band was firing on all cylinders, filling the Capital Theatre with absolutely the most beautiful jams of the first set!
The first set, being straight FYRE, was going to be hard to top! Opening the second set with Goat>6/8 jam>1759, Railroad Earth picked right off were they left off with set one! Andrew Altman and Carey Harmon were locked in, laying down deep grooves while Andy Goessling laid down some blissful sax for an amazing rendition of Hard Livin’. They ended the set with Untitled #12>Warhead Boogie>Harvest Moon. WOW!! I was blown away by this segment! I had been wanting to hear Untitled #12 live for a while now and I was not disappointed one bit! This could possibly be my new favorite song! When they segued into Warhead Boogie I was in heaven, then when they went into Harvest Moon I was completely stunned! It came out of nowhere! They capped off the evening with an amazing Mighty River.
This show, front to back, was a barn burner for sure. A perfect venue with awesome acoustics from the rail to the last row in the balcony! I would love to see Railroad Earth pull into the Capital Theatre again. How about two nights next time, fellas?
The Good Life –>
Seven Story Mountain
Crossing the Gap
Everything Comes Together
6/8 Jam –>
Sing for Me
Lone Croft Farewell
Walls of Time
Warhead Boogie –>