RIBA (Rhode Island Bluegrass Alliance) inducted Jim and Sharon into the RIBA Bluegrass Hall of Fame this April.
This is quite an honor, and a tremendous way to kick off the band's 41st anniversary!

Here are two songs from our performance at the Joe Val Bluegrass Festival. Enjoy!
Southern Railroad Line
We Shall Rise

Upcoming shows:

April, 2019

Apr 28 Sun SUDBURY, MA First Parish of Sudbury
A performance of "The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass" by Carol Barnett.
This is an amazing work that beautifully combines traditional choral
writing and bluegrass music. Free to all!
327 Concord Rd.(10-11 am) 978-443-2043.

June, 2019

Jun 30 (Sun) NEW SALEM, MA 1794 Meetinghouse
(4-6) 26 South Main St. Celebrating their 25th season!
Email: info@1794meetinghouse.org
978-544-5200 (no voice mail) or Voice Mail: 413-335-3489.

July, 2019

Jul 4 (Thur) CONCORD, MA Picnic in the Park
(1-3) Emerson Playground. Bring a picnic and a blanket! Free!
Music starts at noon. Kid's bike parade! Food vendors! Brass band!

Jul 20 (Sat) EPPING, NH Hedding Campground
(7-9 pm) CHAUTAQUA HALL 195 Hedding Rd. For more info: 603-679-8783

Jul 23 (Tues) FRAMINGHAM, MA Framingham Public Library
(7-8pm ) Costin Room. 49 Lexington St. Doors open 6:30
Free concert in air conditioned comfort. Great snacks by Trader Joe's!

Jul 30 (Tues) SUDBURY, MA Wayside Inn
Fresh Strawberry Concert Series. (7-9 pm) 978-443-1776
In the air-conditioned Martha-Mary Chapel, 72 Wayside Inn Rd.
For more info: www.wayside.org
Strawberry shortcake during intermission. Always a packed house!
Reservations recommended. Special discount for dinner plus concert.

August, 2019

Aug 1 (Thurs) NEEDHAM, MA Summer Concert at Memorial Park Gazebo
(7-9) Bring a blanket and a picnic! Free!
Rain location: Eliot Elementary School. Check our web site for last minute rain decision.

Aug 4 (Sun) S. HAMILTON, MA Patton Park
(5-7) Corner Asbury & Bay Rd.(1A) Rain site: Tabernacle @ Asbury Grove. Free!
Bring a picnic and chairs or a blanket!

Aug 31-Sept 1 (Sat-Sun) BRUNSWICK, ME Thomas Point Bluegrass Festival!!!
Celebrating the festival's 40th anniversary with a spectacular line-up.
For tickets, lineup, accomodation info, directions: www.thomaspointbeachbluegrass.com
Our sets are Sat. afternoon and Sun. morning. Join us for a Vocal Harmony Workshop too!!

Note, new dates are always begin added so check back in regularly!

Southern Rail Recordings

Our newest CD Voices In the Wind is here!
Fifteen songs, including a live bonus cut. Available now!
Purchase with credit card or PayPal via the Buy Now button below.


Other recordings available (Coal Tattoo is back!):

You can also order a CD or DVD from us by sending $15 (+ $2 postage per order) to:
Southern Rail
PO Box 323,
Watertown, MA 02471
Checks can be made out to Southern Rail.
Please be sure to include your return address and telephone number.

Previous Recordings:

While these are out of print, many of these can be found on iTunes and CDBaby.
You'll find a complete listing of our available recordings at both these
sites. Here are some useful links:

CDBaby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/southernrail3
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/southern-rail/id4461746
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/southernrailbluegrass

Southern Rail on YouTube!

Taken by Maynard Public TV, Maynard Library.
Gone For Way Too Long
Red Rubber Ball
Funky Mountain Special
Daniel Prayed

Taken by Stephen Ide at the Rose Garden Coffeehouse, Nov 10, 2012.
It's Mighty Dark To Travel
Weary Ol' Highway
The Hills That I Call Home
Children Go Where I Send Thee
Foggy Mt. Breakdown
I Didn't Ask

Most of these videos were taken during a concert
in a church in Norfolk, MA. (The camera and microphone were
stationed in the balcony.) Long Hard Road was recorded
at a concert for Billerica Cable TV. Check them out!
Long Hard Road
Earl's Breakdown
Children Go Where I Send Thee
Prisoner Of the Highway
Foggy Mountain Breakdown
Friend Of Steel
5 In the Morning
Heading west
Mary Did You Know

A bit of fun:
Set-up and soundcheck at the Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum

Special archival video:
From the Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival, Sept. 1989!

Children Go Where I Send Thee

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Fee support for Southern Rail may be available to nonprofit
organizations through the New England States Touring (NEST) program of the
New England Foundation for the Arts.
Visit www.nefa.org for more information.

Some pictures from recent shows, just for fun...

Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival.

Cotuit Center For the Arts.

Regis College, Weston, with Boston Saengerfest Chorus.

Sound check at Regis College.

Southern Rail at the Joe Val Bluegrass Festival.

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