Lackawanna Rail

Lackawanna Rail

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Lackawanna Rail blends the excitement and energy of Bluegrass with the power and passion of Rock and Roll earning them the title of Poetry In Loco-Motion! Heavily influenced by the sounds of the 60's and 70's they really get a crowd going!

Biography

Poetry in Loco-Motion

Lackawanna Rail blends the excitement and energy of Bluegrass with the power and passion of Rock and Roll. Michael Meade, Ed Dubell, and Karen Dubell have been working together since about 1993.

They started out playing together in a Bluegrass band called Cedar Creek, but soon started working together in a Country Rock band called Dilemma. Separating themselves from those bands, they worked as backup for Danny Fozio as “Mr. 50’s and the Yakety Yaks”, doing a 1950’s review show for several years.

Working together in all those areas, they created a very unique sound of their own, and set out together as Lackawanna Rail. Their songs written with heart, and played with passion.

Michael Meade writes the original songs and provides rhythm guitar, and other instruments. Karen plays bass guitar and does backup vocals. But when Ed starts to add his part, everything starts to come alive. He plays the mandolin and lead guitar, and is responsible for all the fancy bits to the songs.

Lackawanna Rail is not about any of the individual members. It’s about the energy and heart, emotion and rhythm. A style they call RockGrass. Poetry in Loco-Motion!

Lyrics

I Think You Should Know`

Written By: Michael Meade

I think you should know I still miss you
I think you should know I still cry
I'm just sitting here thinking about you
I still got that tear in my eye
So many feelings I have inside
So many days I just sat and cried


I think you should know we still love you
I guess it goes to show you can never tell
Scotty still asks about his mother
He didn't get to know you very well
He still has dreams about your hugs
I tell him that you're sending them from above

I think you should know I still remember
Every little kiss we ever shared
Everywhere I look I am surrounded
By little things you did to show you cared

I Still Remember

Written By: Michael Meade

Chorus: Shoo Dupe, Shoo Be Do
Shoo Dupe, Shoo Be Do
Shoo Dupe, Shoo Be Do Waaaaah.

I still remember holding hands
The sound of the ocean crashing on the sand
Out on the boardwalk, we were so in love
Our first kiss, 'neath the stars above

chorus

We were young and our hearts were new
My first love, will always be you
We lost our innocence there in the dark
Beneath the boardwalk at Asbury Park

chorus

Bridge: The ferris wheel climbing high in the night
The tunnel of love where you held me tight
Skeeball in the Beach Arcade
Those old memories never fade

You would smile and I could tell
You wanted to ride the carousel
Palace Rides and Salt Water Taffy
A burger and fries, and Cotton Candy

chorus

What is Truth?

Written By: Michael Meade

I guess I should have looked away
Now it only hurts the more I stay
Looking deep into your eyes I get this feeling
That sometimes even dreams can come true.
And all I dream about is you, oh.

I guess I never should have touched you.
Then I wouldn't feel the way I do
Wanting desperately to hold you in my arms
And softly kiss you in some special way
Just to try to make you stay, oh.

Everytime I'm captured by your eyes
I can't help but wonder what is truth?
And what are the lies?

I guess I should have looked away, hey
Now it only hurts the more I stay
Looking deep into your eyes I realize
That dreams don't ever really come true
And all I dream about it you, oh

Discography

I Think You Should Know - Released January 2007

Set List

We do a number of original songs but blend in a number of folk songs and older rock and roll songs done in our own style. We generally do 2 to 4 sets of 45 minutes each But we adjust to the venue.