Posts Tagged ‘Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys’

Jim Gaudet Head to Nashville for PBS-TV Show

Monday, March 16th, 2015
Jim Gaudet

Jim Gaudet

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Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys with special guest fiddler Sara Milonovich are chugging on down the line to Nashville to make their national television debut on PBS-TV’s “Music City Roots” on Wednesday (March 18).

Unfortunately, Nippertown’s PBS station WMHT-TV doesn’t broadcast “Music City Roots,” but the concert will be streamed live for free at 8pm on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys will be back home in town again on at 8pm on Friday, March 27, when they’ll be sharing the stage with Portland, Oregon’s Foghorn Stringband at The Linda in Albany. Tickets are priced at $18.

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CD: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys’ “Reasons That I Run”

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Jim Gaudet: Reasons That I Run

JIM GAUDET & THE RAILROAD BOYS
Reasons That I Run
(JimGaudet.com)
13 songs; 49 minutes

Review by Greg Haymes

Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys are back with their third album, and no question about it, it’s the band’s best outing to date. The 13-song disc features a blend of bluegrass, Cajun, blues, story songs, an instrumental, a murder ballad and a goodbye waltz, as well as a pair of unexpected covers.

With his wry wit and masterfully understated vocals, Jim Gaudet was one of Nippertown’s finest singer-songwriters back in his solo days, but shortly after the release of his brilliant solo album Give Up the Ghost, he did just that, dropping out of the spotlight and disappearing from the Capital Region music scene for an eight-year hiatus. With his aptly titled 2007 comeback album ReCalling It Quits, he proved that he not only hadn’t lost his touch, but he also bolstered his music to the next level with a band of musicians – including bassist Bob Ristau and mandolinist Sten Isachen – who wrapped their skills around his tunes like a comfortable old cardigan.

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This Weekend’s CD Release Parties: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys, Formula 5

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Jim Gaudet: Reasons That I Run

Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys are headed into WAMC-FM’s The Linda in Albany tonight (Friday, March 1) to celebrate the release of their third album Reasons That I Run.

Following in the footsteps of their 2009 debut So Far So Good and their solid sophomore album No Questions asked, Gaudet and his band are back with their first album since the addition of fab fiddler Mat Kane, and no question about it, it’s the band’s best outing to date.

The 13-song disc features a blend of bluegrass, Cajun, blues, story songs, an instrumental, a murder ballad and a goodbye waltz, as well as a pair of unexpected covers – Dire Straits’ “Walk of Life” and the 1961 hit for the Marathons, “Peanut Butter.”

Showtime is 8pm tonight, and admission is $15. And as part of the celebration, Reasons That I Run will be available tonight at a $5 discount from the regular price.

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Formula 5

Meanwhile, on Saturday night (March 2), Albany funk-based jam band Formula 5 is throwing a party at Red Square in Albany to celebrate the release of their self-titled debut album. The band will be bolstering its already powerhouse solid with the addition of a horn section featuring trombonist Bryan Brundige and saxman Jeff Nania, both on loan from the Local 518 jazz fusion group the Chronicles. The festivities will kick off at 9pm with an opening set from Buffalo-based band Funktional Flow.

If you want to get an advance taste of Formula 5’s debut, you can stream the album here.

Admission to the Formula 5 party is $10, and the new album will also be available.

Real Good for FREE: HVCC’s American Music Celebration

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Thomasina Winslow

Thomasina Winslow

Hudson Valley Community College in Troy is hosting a three-concert American Music Celebration this fall, featuring some of Nippertown’s finest roots, blues and bluegrass musicians.

The hour-long lunchtime concerts take place on campus at 12noon on Thursdays. Admission is free.

Here’s the line-up of performers:

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Nipper’s News: Winterpills, Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys, C.B. Smith & the Lucky Devils, Doc Scanlon’s Pan Atlantic Swingsters

Monday, February 13th, 2012
Winterpills

Winterpills

WINTERPILLS:
“We are thrilled, excited and nervous as a school-boy/girl to inform you of the upcoming release of our new full-length album on February 14,” reports Philip Price of Winterpills. The follow-up to their 2010 “Tuxedo of Ashes” EP, the band’s upcoming 13-song album is titled “All My Lovely Goners” and will be released on the Signature Sounds label. In addition to CD and digital download formats, the band is also planning a vinyl release of the album in April.

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LIVE: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys @ North Albany Studios, 7/5/10

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys are one of several “Monday Night Orphans” since the fire at Tess’ Lark Tavern back in early May.

Bouncing back, the band has relocated their regular first-Monday-of-the-month gig to North Albany Studios on North Pearl Street in Albany. Bring your lawn chair, picnic basket and cooler into Studio A, and settle in to dig the show, which is as intimate as a house concert.

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“A Night at Tess’ Lark Tavern” Benefit @ The Linda, 6/10/10

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Keith Pray leading his ensemble at Tess' Lark Tavern

Keith Pray leading his ensemble at Tess' Lark Tavern (photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)


The Tess’ Lark Tavern regular performers will gather together to present “A Night at Tess’ Lark Tavern: A Benefit Celebration featuring the House Bands of the Lark Tavern” at The Linda in Albany at 7pm on Thursday, June 10.

Performing will be Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys, Keith Pray’s Big Soul Ensemble, MotherJudge & the Best Damn Open Mic EVER! Band, Ramblin Jug Stompers, Albany Poets’ Poets Speak Loud and special guest Bryan Thomas. These are the performers who have graced the stage at the Lark on a regular weekly or monthly basis for years – performers who have literally taken up residency at Tess’.

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