Riverside Railway

Riverside Railway

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Unique, rare, one of a kind, comparable to many influences. Entertainment! Alternative / Southern Rock / Funk.

Biography

What it comes down to is this: Riverside Railway is a Rock band, braised to a funky fresh Southern-fried goodness designed to hit every angle of your musical taste.

" I caught these guys Live and was BLOWN AWAY! Hence, when I listened to the album I was a bit let down. Don�t get me wrong, they still tear it up on the album but the energy they create Live cannot possibly translate to the recording. The album picks up VERY quickly as track 2 is my favorite. Overall, the whole album is a pretty good listen. The singer has a distinctly powerful voice, no cracking or falsetto, and he sings his ass off. Reminds me at times of the late Shannon Hoon of Blind Melon or Chris Cornell. The sound is heavy/southern rock with some funk thrown into the mix but some of these songs are gems. A couple make me think of Maroon 5 ripped on meth with Les Claypoolesqe bass, especially track 2. All of them have honest to goodness full-length guitar leads!! I thought those had gone the way of the Dodo bird. There is no denying the talent in these guys (most of them play several instruments on the album and switched off on stage) but they need a bit of time for their sound to mature. More than worth a listen and if you get the opportunity DO NOT miss them live!" ..91.5 WTUL New Orleans, Brian.

- 1st Place at Centenary College 5th Annual Battle of the Bands Hosted by 91.3 KSCL
- Regular Rotation on 91.1 KXUL Monroe, 91.5 WTUL New Orleans, 91.3 KSCL Shreveport, 89.1 KLPI Ruston.
- 1st Place 2006 Annual Rocktoberfest local Battle of the Bands hosted by 106.1 KXRR
- Regional Finals Global Battle of the Bands - Austin, TX
- 2006 South by Southwest - Austin, TX
- Recorded debut album 'Ripe' at Grammy Winning Studio, Dockside Studio 2007 with Producer David Farrell, who has produced other artist such as: Blind Melon, the Neville Brothers, Wide Spread Panic, Zebra, Elvis Costello, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Crowbar, Down, Scarlett Johansson, the Radiators, Irma Tomas, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Rebirth Brass Band, Johnny Adams, Bill Morrissey, Dr. Wizard, New Orleans Rhythm Conspiracy, Groovesect... the list goes on.
- Debut Album 'Ripe' released Dec. 2007
- Shared the stage w/ HydroVibe and Meriwether

Contact:
John Pennington
318-512-2683
riversiderailway@yahoo.com
www.riversiderailway.com

Discography

Ripe 07

Set List

Ripe:
1. the Last Time
2. Love and Order
3. Pushy
4. Gypsy
5. Beach Song
6. None of the Above
7. Comedy
8. Temptation
9. Moon Funk
10. DoneGone
11. Farewell

Covers:
the Beatles - Helter Skelter
Cake - the Distance
Foghat - Slow Ride
Rage - Know Your Enemy
the Blues Travelers - Stand
WolfMother - Woman
Black Sabbath - WarPigs
CCR - Born on the Bayou
Sublime - Santeria
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Tenacious D - Tribute
Lenny Kravitz - Are you gonna go my way
Pink Floyd - Time
Talking Heads - Psycho Killer
Queen - Another One Bites the Dust
the White Stripes- Seven Nation Army
Led Zepplin- Ocean
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Suck My Kiss
- Under the Bridge
- Hump de Bump