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The Railsplitters
The Railsplitters

An award-winning bluegrass band from America is to play in Seahouses during their first European tour.

The Railsplitters are a group of virtuoso musicians who have brought together a refreshing and irresistible range of bluegrass music – a range that sets them apart.

Hailing from Boulder, Colorado, the band calls on a range of influences, from roots/Americana to good, old fashioned rock ’n’ roll.

The Railsplitters’ debut album sounds remarkably assured and they play with the kind of abandon their live shows have become known for. Bringing real depth and formidable talent, they are enthusiastically bluegrass and contagiously so. And yet, from dance numbers like Lonesome Feeling to modulated instrumental numbers like Longs Peak to sweet ballads like Where You Are, the band has a song for every emotion.

Their Seahouses gig takes place at St Cuthbert’s House bed and breakfast on Saturday, June 6, as part of the venue’s concert series.

Jill Sutheran, from St Cuthbert’s, said: “The Railsplitters are a high-energy, authentic, feel-good bluegrass roots band. They’re going places and we’re pleased to have them playing here in Seahouses.

“With powerful vocals, tight harmonies and breathtaking musicianship, the band has a raw power that will have this place rocking, no doubt.”

Doors open at 7pm for pre-concert drinks from the bar. Music starts around 7.45pm. Tickets, £10, are available by calling 01665 720456.