Southern Rail

Upcoming Shows

Mar 23 (Sat) BRISTOL, RI Stone Church Coffeehouse
300 High St. Doors open 6:45. Show starts 7:30
Bring your own dinner and dine to music!
For more info, send email to
or call 401-523-0517 or 401-253-4813.
Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Doors open at 6:45pm.
All shows start at 7:30pm.

Apr 6 (Sat) NEEDHAM, MA Homegrown Coffeehouse
(8 pm) 1st Parish UU Church Needham, 23 Dedham Ave.
The Homegrown is back! The world's best home made carrot cake!
For tickets...

Apr 20 (Sat) SPRINGVALE, ME Sanford Springvale Historical Museum
(7:30) 505 Main St. (Rt 109). Doors open 6:45
Beautifully restored museum with fascinating exhibits.
Reservations: or 207-651-1980.
Tickets also available at the door.
$20 for 18 & over. Under 18 are free.

Jun 16 (Sun) Falmouth, MA Highfield Hall and Gardens
56 Highfield Dr. (4-6)
Southern Rail at Highfield Gardens
Ticket link
Rain or shine!
Highfield Gardens event calendar

Jul 4 (Thurs) CONCORD, MA Picnic in the Park
Fourth of July celebration! Emerson Field (12:45-2:45 pm)
Festivities start at noon.
Bring a picnic and a blanket or chairs. Free!
Kids' bike parade! Food vendors! Brass band!

Jul 6 (Sat) SWANZEY, NH Goldenrod Bluegrass Festival
Free chicken BBQ w/ ticket!
Goldenrod Grange, 625 Old Homestead Highway. Rain or shine! Audience tent!
More details to come!

Jul 10 (Wed) WATERTOWN, MA Saltonstall Park
149 Main St. next to Watertown library. (6:30 pm) Free!
A lovely setting for a family outing. Ample parking.
Parking lot behind the park. Bring a picnic & a blanket or chairs!
´╗┐Check our web site if it's rainy.

Jul 18 (Thurs) NEEDHAM, MA Memorial Park Gazebo
92 Rosemary St. (7-9 pm)
Free! Outdoors! Bring a picnic & a blanket/chairs!
Check our website for rain decision if the weather is uncertain.

Jul 24 (Wed) WILMINGTON, MA Concerts on the Common
161 Church St. (6:30-8)
Free! Outdoors! Bring a picnic & a blanket/chairs!
RAIN DATE: THURSDAY JULY 25. Check our web site if uncertain.

Jul 30 (Tues) SUDBURY, MA Wayside Inn
Fresh Strawberry Concert (7-9 pm) Rain or shine.
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.

Aug 3 (Sat) WOLFEBORO, NH Cate Park Community Bandstand
(7-9) Free! Beautiful setting on the shore of the lake
Bring a picnic and chairs or a blanket!

Aug 8 (Thu) N ATTLEBORO, MA Veterans Park Gazebo
(6:30-8:30) 43 South Washington St. in downtown North Attleborough.
Bring a picnic and chairs or a blanket! Free

Aug 17 (Sat) GILMANTON, NH Smith Meetinghouse
145 Meetinghouse Rd., Gilmanton NH
126th annual Gilmanton Old Home Day
Admission is free. Delicious homemade baked bean luncheon
with all the trimmings (ham, coleslaw, brown bread, pie!)
Tickets for the luncheon will be sold on site.
Luncheon proceeds will benefit the
Smith Meetinghouse Restoration/Preservation Fund

Nov 9 (Sat) CUMBERLAND, RI Blackstone River Theater
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, Rhode Island. (7-9)
Long standing popular acoustic music series in a gorgeous
historic building.
Tickets available after Jan.1, 2024
(401) 725-9272.

Nov 16 (Sat) SHIRLEY, MA Bull Run Restaurant
215 Great Road, Shirley, MA 01464. Phone: 978-425-4311
We'll be performing in the upstairs Ballroom. (8 -10 pm)
Special concert menu in the upstairs Ballroom.
Reservations are highly recommended. Ticket link to come!
Seating limited. Reserve your ticket today!

Dec 21 (Sat) HOPEDALE, MA A Bluegrass Christmas!
Hopedale Unitarian Parish, 65 Hopedale Street,Hopedale, MA 01747
A joyous evening of Bluegrass Gospel and Holiday favorites!
Wonderful home baked holiday goodies during intermission.
Concert 7-9, doors open 6. For more info:
Phone: 508-473-0745 or Email:
Ticket link to come!

Feb 8, 2025 (Sat) SUDBURY, MA Sudbury Meetinghouse Concerts
(4:30) **Mardi Gras night! *** Bluegrass & Southern Buffet!!
First Parish Sudbury. 327 Concord Rd., Sudbury, MA
Doors open at 4:30 for appetizers. Buffet 5-6. Music 6-8.
Cash bar open all evening.
Dinner plus concert $45. Ages 6-12 are $20. Under 6 are free.
"Concert only" tickets also available: $25.
Ticket link to come! (for tickets with and without dinner)
Snow Date: Sunday Feb. 9 (1 pm)

Mar 1, 2025 (Sat) WRENTHAM OCC Coffeehouse
(7 -9) Bluegrass and blueberry buckle!! (yum!!)
Original Congregational Church of Wrentham 1 East St.
(Rescheduled from Oct 26, 2024)
The OCC Coffeehouse returns!!!!
Tickets will be available at the door.
Advance tickets can be purchased in person at the Church office.
Phone: 508-384-3110 email:
Last year's concert was packed!
Come early before the blueberry buckle runs out!!!


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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organizations through the New England States Touring (NEST) program of the
New England Foundation for the Arts.
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