Railroad Revival Tour: Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe, Old Crow Medicine Show Today
It may not exactly be the train of days gone by, but it’s rather handsome just the same. And what a way to roll into town to do a show!
The Railroad Revival Tour kicked off last week, a rather unique musical endeavor that fans of Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, and the Old Crow Medicine Show will not soon forget. The three bands are traveling through the Southwest in fifteen vintage railroad cars pulled by two modern locomotives, making stops along the way to play shows in non-traditional concert settings.
They started out in Oakland, CA and recently departed from Marfa after a stellar night there with a huge attendance. Part of the idea behind the Railroad Revival project is to “re-imagine” the landscape and the experience of the journey from a more classic travel perspective, as apposed to modern mass transit.
The next stop on the tour is in Austin for a show today at E. 4th St. and Waller, next to Cap Metro. Entrance is open at 5 p.m. More huge crowds expected. Check it out.