Engine 143
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Engine 143

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Full length CD: Engine 143, "Solid Gone"



Everlasting love, lost love, hard work, rambling, gambling, drinking, womanizing, jail, church, living, dying, railroading, cowboys and the blues. These are the bedrock of traditional music.

Engine 143 was founded in 2003, and originally set out to pay homage to Virginia's Carter Family, by singing their songs with the joy, sadness and simplicity that they were originally infused with.

Everything changes though, and as the green grass of summer gave way to the first chills of fall, hearts were broken, and mended and sometimes broken again. Whiskey was drank, and songs were written at the kitchen table and played on the back porch.

With both the traditional and original material, the band seeks to embody the spirit of rural music, with an equal love of both Saturday night, and Sunday morning.

We have shared the stage with Dr. Ralph Stanley, Larry Keel, The James King Band, Adrienne Young and Little Sadie, Porter Hall, TN, Jack Lawrence, Black Cash, The Slack Family and many many more.

We are lucky enough to often be joined onstage by some of Richmond's very best musicians. Our regular live band includes past state fiddle champion Dennis Elliott, and banjoist Nick Harlowe.

Teresa Douglas has carried on her family tradition of folk and bluegrass music and has toured and recorded extensively.

Julia Dooley's versatile and strong vocals have made her a hot commodity in the Richmond music scene. She currently also fronts Blue Line Highway.

Eileen Edmonds is a solo artist in her own right. A songwriter, lyricist and musician, she has an extensive discography.