Southern Rail

Upcoming Shows

New booking!
Mar 18 (Sat) MANSFIELD, MA Rose Garden Coffeehouse
Mansfield Congregational Church, 17 West St., Mansfield, MA (8-10)
Info: 508-789-7611
Tickets online at: Rose Garden Coffeehouse
or at the door. $20 advance, $25 at the door.

Looking ahead, here's a sneak preview of some of our upcoming shows.
Some of the details are still being worked out, so stay tuned.
Lots more shows to come!

Mar 26 (Sun) CONCORD, MA 1st Parish UU Concord
1st Parish UU Concord
(10 am) Bluegrass Gospel service. 20 Lexington Rd.
All are welcome!!

Apr 22 (Sat) SPRINGVALE, ME Sanford Springvale Historical Museum
Sanford Springvale Historical Museum
(7:30) 505 Main St. (Rt 109). Doors open 6:45
Tix at the door, or by reservation: 207-651-324-2797 or email to, $20 for 18 & over. Under 18 are free.
Reservations are recommended.

Apr 23 (Sun) MARLBOROUGH, MA NEFFA Folk Festival
NEFFA Folk Festival
(4-5 pm) Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel and Trade Center
Festival runs Fri-Sun. Our set is (4-5 pm) on Sunday.

Apr 29 (Sat) CONCORD, MA Concord Conservatory of Music
American Roots Series
(7-9) West Concord Union Church, 1317 Main Street.
Tickets available in advance and at the door.
Link for tickets.

Jun 11 (Sun) WELLESLEY HILLS, MA Boston Saengerfest Men's Chorus
Boston Saengerfest Men's Chorus
Wellesley Hills Congregational Church (5 - 6PM)
207 Washington Street, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
A joyous collaboration. Ticket info to come!

Jun 22 (Thurs) CHARLTON, MA Charlton Public Library
Charlton Public Library
(6:30-7:45) 40 Main St. Free summer concert!

Jun 28 (Wed) WATERTOWN, MA Saltonstall Park
(6:30 pm) Free! 149 Main St. next to Watertown library.
Parking lot behind the park. Bring a picnic & a blanket!
´╗┐Check our web site if it's rainy.

Jul 4 (Tue) CONCORD, MA Picnic in the Park
(1-3pm) Emerson Field. Free Fourth of July celebration!
Bring a picnic and a blanket! Music starts at noon. Kids' bike parade!
Food vendors! Brass band!

Jul 8 (Sat) EPPING, NH Hedding Campground
(7-9 pm) Chautauqua.Hall: 195 Hedding Rd. For more info: 603- 679-8783

Jul 16 (Sun) FALMOUTH, MA Waquoit Congregational Church
(10 am) Outdoor Bluegrass Gospel service to be held at:
Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.
131 Waquoit Highway, East Falmouth

Jul 22 (Sat) WOLFEBORO, NH Cate Park Community Bandstand
(7-9) Free! A beautiful setting for a concert! Bring a picnic!

Jul 25 (Tues) SUDBURY, MA Wayside Inn Fresh Strawberry Concert
(7-9) 72 Wayside Inn Rd. Outdoors under a huge tent.
Strawberry shortcake! Special price for dinner plus concert.
Reservations : 978-443-1776. Ticket link to come.
Rain or shine. Wayside Inn

Aug 4 (Fri) N ANDOVER, MA Stevens-Coolidge House and Gardens
Stevens-Coolidge House and Gardens
(6-8) Beautiful setting for a summer concert.
Sponsored by the Trustees of Reservations.
More details to come!

Aug 9 (Wed) NORWOOD, MA Norwood Summerfest
(6:30-8:30) Concert on the Gazebo. Free! Bring a picnic and a blanket!

Sep 2-3 (Sat-Sun) BRUNSWICK, ME Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival
Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival info
We will be doing two shows plus a Vocal Harmony workshop. Times TBA.
One of the country's premier bluegrass events.
Camp on site, or stay at a nearby motel.

Oct 25 (Wed) CONCORD, NH Concord City Auditorium
(7:30) Walker Lecture Concert Series. 2 Prince St.
It's great to return to this prestigious concert series.
For more Walker Lecture Series info

Oct 28 (Sat) WRENTHAM, MA OCC Coffeehouse
(7 -9) Original Congregational Church of Wrentham, 1 East St.
Bluegrass and blueberry buckle!! (yum!)
508-384-3110. Ticket details to come.


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

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 email
to 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:


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