We have some great news. RIBA (Rhode Island Bluegrass Alliance) will be
inducting Jim and Sharon into the
RIBA Bluegrass Hall of Fame this spring.
This is quite an honor, and a tremendous way to kick off the band's 41st anniversary!

The Induction Ceremony will be held on
Friday April 5th in Cranston, RI from 6 to 10
Doors open at 6. Presentations start at 7. The event is open to the public.
Hors d'oeuvres, dessert and coffee will be served, and a cash bar will be available.
Following the ceremony there will be a huge jam session, so if you're a picker, bring
your instruments and join the celebration!

For tickets. location & more details:
RIBA Induction Ceremony

Check out this wonderful article about our RIBA Bluegrass Hall of Fame induction in Bluegrasss Today

From the 2019 Joe Val Bluegrass Festival

Here are two songs from our performance. Enjoy!
Southern Railroad Line
We Shall Rise

March, 2019

Mar 23 Sat NEEDHAM, MA Homegrown Coffeehouse
(8 pm) 1st Parish Church, 23 Dedham Ave. Tix & info: 781-444-7478.
Tickets & info: uuneedham.org/homegrown-coffeehouse
or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4111101
or 781-444-7478, email: homegrownneedham@gmail.com
Remaining tickets available at the door. Doors open 7:30.
The world's best home made carrot cake!

Mar 31 Sun BELLINGHAM, MA Bellingham COA Senior Center
(2-4 pm) 40 Blackstone St. All are welcome!!
For more info, call: 508-966-0398
Refreshments during intermission. Snow date: Apr 7

April, 2019

Apr 5 Fri CRANSTON, RI RIBA Bluegrass Hall of Fame Induction.
(6-10) Doors open at 6 with hors d'oeuvres, desserts and a cash bar. Ceremony
begins at 7. The event is open to the public and pickers are invited to
bring their instruments! A huge jam session follows the ceremony.

For more details:
RIBA Induction Ceremony

Apr 6 Sat SPRINGVALE, ME Sanford Springvale Historical Museum
(7:30) Doors open 6:45 505 Main St. (Rt 109).
Tickets at the door, or by reservation: 207-324-2797.
www.sanfordhistory.org Come early and check out the wonderful exhibits!

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.
327 Concord Rd.(10-11 am) 978-443-2043.

Additional summer dates. Check back again for more details.

Jun 30 (Sun) NEW SALEM, MA 1794 MEETINGHOUSE (4-6) Their 25th season!

Jul 4 (Thurs) CONCORD, MA 4th of July Picnic in the Park! (1-3)

Jul 20 (Sat) EPPING, NH Hedding Campground (7 pm)

Jul 30 (Tues) SUDBURY, MA Wayside Inn Fresh Strawberry concert (7 pm)

Aug 1 (Thurs) NEEDHAM, MA Needham Gazebo Summer Series (7-9)

AUG 4 (SUN) HAMILTON, MA Sundays In Patton Park, (5-7) Bay Rd (Rt 1A)

Aug 31-Sept 1 (Sat-Sun) BRUNSWICK, ME Thomas Point Bluegrass Festival

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

To hire Southern Rail

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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 is on

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