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02-21-2007, 01:26 PM
I saw them years ago in Denver and thoguht they were great. Anyone have any news on them?
TMOM in Colorado
03-10-2007, 10:53 AM
www.railbenders.com is link to their webpage and you can catch up and buy their CD's...they are still making great music :)
TMOM in Colorado
04-14-2007, 08:46 AM
"The Railbenders are the best damn lonely night road music I have ever heard. Their songs seem to be designed to keep the pedal floored and the lights forward on whatever journey you might be on. This unique quality to The Railbenders music is probably due to the fact that they owe as much to Social Distortion as they do to Johnny Cash for their inspirations. The Railbenders like to describe this blend of genres as “Hard Country”, but that shouldn't scare off any fans of the slow dance because they deliver in that arena as well....
Dalton and crew have 3 albums out to date: “Southbound” (2001), “Segundo” (2003), and their latest release this years “Showdown” which borrows perfectly from the old Eastwood spaghetti westerns for it's title track. I think the fact that they aren't afraid to follow their inspirations from wherever they might find it has separated The Railbenders from so many other country acts. This is demonstrated by some of the unexpected choices for covers such as Ozzy's “Crazy Train”, Neil Diamond's “Sweet Caroline” and The Beatles "Octopus' Garden”. All of which have been put through the Railbenders machine to be remade into something new and distinctly Colorado country. Whether it be country classics, rock, punk or a late night Eastwood flick they will pay homage to the giant shoulders they are standing upon with confidence.
The Railbenders are positioned to take themselves on a worldwide journey and have written their own soundtrack for the trip. It's a soundtrack full of twang, heartbreak, and whiskey and you'll be kicking yourself if you don't join in their travels. The next time you need to hit the lonely road, throw in a Railbenders cd and you'll see what I mean."
... Doug Newville, ColoradoMusicBuzz.com
Saw the Railbenders at the Armadillo Palace in Houston a few months ago and they are great. Can't wait to see them again at Stagecoach. An extra bonus seeing their name on the music line up.
04-15-2007, 01:08 PM
Saw them open for Dwight Yoakam twice in Denver and liked them so much bought all their CD's. Their shows in Colorado are nearly always sold out. Go as often as possible but you have to get tickets early to most of the clubs when they play. Kick a*s country!
04-15-2007, 03:31 PM
These guys are really good. My wife and I caught them at club in Nashville during Fan Fair a couple of years ago and they were totally unique compared to the other bands playing on lower Broadway at the time. I'm looking forward to seeing them again.