US Rails :: Live Europe 2012

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US-Rails--LiveEurope2012--coverUS Rails is, om dat ouderwetse woord van stal te halen, een supergroep in de traditie van Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Joseph Parsons, Tom Gillam, Ben Arnold, Scott Bricklin en Matt Muir leiden ook allemaal solo-levens, maar bereiken steeds weer nieuwe hoogtes als ze de handen ineen slaan. Live Europe 2012 is een registratie, op twee CD’s en één DVD, van een concert in Neuenkirchen-Voerden. Live is het kwintet een stuk steviger dan in de studio. Ze doen hier hun beste liedjes en twee geweldige covers: John Fogerty’s Almost Saturday Night en, als toegift, een adembenemende a-cappella versie van Artie Traum’s Barbed Wire. In elk opzicht zijn deze drie schijfjes een feest.

The Blue Rose label’s own super group US RAILS (featuring Joseph Parsons, Tom Gillam, Ben Arnold, Scott Bricklin, and Matt Muir) has set its sights on not being a more than just short-lived entry in rock history and on gaining new fans and consolidating its cult status.
The US Rails name has been circulating in well-informed folk/roots/rock circles for a while. A new little super group with well-known songwriters originally got together on the Philadelphia scene and caused quite a stir with its first few live appearances. But it was their phenomenal gig at the Blue Rose Christmas Party in December 2009 in Hannover-Isernhagen which convinced German roots music fans of the band’s enormous talent and potential. As a confirmation, their eponymous debut album followed in June 2010 as well as an extensive and very successful tour of Europe shortly thereafter. That could’ve been it for this band since all five musicians still have their own careers to attend to – almost all of them on Blue Rose, by the way. But when inspiration strikes and there’s a strong musical bond, things yet to be said and energy to be shared, there’s no reason not to continue!

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Tracks

CD 1
1. Heart Don’t Lie
2. Ring A Big Bell
3. Heartbeat Away
4. Same Old You (Same Old Me)
5. Good Times
6. Don’t Take Me Now
7. Rainwater
8. Spell
9. Gonna Shine
10. Live Like We Love
11. You’re My Home

CD 2
1. Nightbird
2. Carry Your Weight
3. Old Song On The Radio
4. Brown Me In The Sun
5. 18 & Lonely
6. Do What You Love
7. Almost Saturday Night
8. Lucky Stars
9. Shine Your Light
10. Barbed Wire

DVD
1. Heart Don’t Lie
2. Ring A Big Bell
3. Heartbeat Away
4. Same Old You (Same Old Me)
5. Good Times
6. Don’t Take Me Now
7. Rainwater
8. Spell
9. Gonna Shine
10. Live Like We Love
11. You’re My Home
12. Nightbird
13. Carry Your Weight
14. Old Song On The Radio
15. Brown Me In The Sun
16. 18 & Lonely
17. Do What You Love
18. Almost Saturday Night
19. Lucky Stars
20. Shine Your Light
21. Barbed Wire

Bio
US-Rails–LiveEurope2012–bio.pdf

Links
www.theusrails.com
http://www.myspace.com/usrails

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