Upcoming shows:

We have been busy developing new songs and assembling our 2022 calendar.
We hope to see you some time this year!

Details for any show may change as the Covid situation changes.
Please check back here as a concert date approaches.

May 7 (Sat) NEEDHAM, MA Homegrown Coffeehouse
1st Parish Church, 23 Dedham, Ave. Needham (8 pm)
Tix & info: 781-444-7478. Email: homegrownneedham@gmail.com
For more information: uuneedham.org/homegrown-coffeehouse
Tickets are available at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/
Doors open 7:30. The world's best home made carrot cake!
Come early before the carrot cake runs out!
Indoors: Proof of vaccination and masking required.

May 22 (Sun) STOW, MA First Parish 0f Stow and Acton
(3 pm) 353 Great Rd., Stow, MA 01775
"The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass"
Music by Carol Barnett, lyrics by Marish Chamberlain
A joyous collaboration with the Sounds of Stow chorus.
An amazing work that beautifully combines traditional choral writing
and bluegrass instrumentation. Plus some Southern Rail classics!
Indoors. Proof of vaccination and masking required.
For tickets or info: soundsofstow.org, phone 978-707-9887
or email to info@soundsofstow.org

Jun 12 (Sun) SUDBURY, MA (10-11 am) First Parish Sudbury
327 Concord Rd., Sudbury www.fpsudbury.org
Outdoor Bluegrass Gospel service
Will move into Parish hall if it rains (mask required indoors)
Contact: 978-443-2043

Jun 18 (Sat) QUINCY, MA Quincy Point Congregational Church
Classic Church Supper 6pm, Concert 7 pm
444 Washington St., Quincy. Info and tickets. 617-773-6424.
www.quincypointcong.org We are hoping to hold this outdoors.
Rain date if necessary, Sunday June 19.
Visit our www.SouthernRail.com for up-to-date concert details!

Jun 22 (Wed) WATERTOWN, MA Saltonstall Park Summer concert series. (6:30)
Free! Will be canceled if the weather is rainy.
149 Main St. next to Watertown library.
Parking lot behind the park. Bring a picnic & a blanket!

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

Jul 7 (Thurs) NEEDHAM Summer Concert at Memorial Park Gazebo
(7-9pm) Free! Bring a blanket and a picnic!
92 Rosemary St. Check our web site for last minute rain decision.

Jul 17 (Sun) FALMOUTH, MA Waquoit Congregational Church
( 10am) Outdoor service. 15 Parsons Lane.
Check our web site for more details.

Jul 26 (Tues) SUDBURY, MA Wayside Inn. Fresh Strawberry Concert Series
(7-9 pm) 72 Wayside Inn Rd. Outdoors under a huge tent.
Strawberry shortcake! Rain or shine.
Reservations: 978-443-1776. Special price for dinner plus concert.

Jul 30 (Sat) WOLFEBORO, NH Cate Park Community Bandstand
(7-9 pm) Free! Bring a picnic!

Sep 10 (Sat) NEW SALEM, MA 1794 Meetinghouse
(7:30-9:00) 26 South Main St. A popular series in a beautifully restored class
acoustic hall. 1794meetinghouse.org
For tickets: https://1794meetinghouse.org/meetinghouse-events/southern-rail-2/
Indoors. Proof of vaccination and booster, masking required.
See 1794meetinghouse.org/2022-summer-covid-protocols/

Sep 15 (Thur) WEBSTER, MA Gladys E Kelly Public Library
(6:30-8) 2 Lake St, Webster, MA 01570. Free concert! gladyskellylibrary.org
Outdoors.Check our web site for last minute rain decision.

Oct. 29 (Sat) SACO, ME Evening concert
First Parish, Saco, 12 Beach St. (Time not determined yet)
Masks required. www.firstparishsaco.org

Here are some YouTube videos from our recent Cable TV appearance on "502 Sessions" in Dedham, MA.
502 Sessions features bands playing their own original material. These are all originals
(except for "Children Go Where I Send Thee", which is a traditional song with our own arrangement).
Carolina Lightning
Do You Know
Just a Little Man
Tractor Pull
I Didn't Ask
Field Of Glory
Last Leg Home
Voices In the Wind
My Old Friends
Walk Your Way To Heaven
Chidren Go Where I Send Thee
Road Trip

Click here for some legacy videos.

RIBA (Rhode Island Bluegrass Alliance) inducted Jim and Sharon into the RIBA Bluegrass Hall of Fame in April, 2019.
This is quite an honor, and a tremendous way to kick off the band's 41st anniversary!

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 directly for $15 (+ $2 postage per order). Send some
email to bluegrass@SouthernRail.com and we will reply with details of how to continue.

Previous Recordings:

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

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/southern-rail/id4461746
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/southernrailbluegrass

More 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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