Railbenders - The Medicine Show

Our new album, "The Medicine Show," is available now!
Order a cd online or get a digital download




They've been called "country," "alt-country," and "outlaw country," but the phrase that might best describe the Railbenders is "hard country." This Denver, Colorado band has been playing unabashed, straight-no-chaser music that pulls no punches since 2000. Their music and dynamic live shows have made them one of the top draws in Colorado, bringing in a diverse fan base of all ages.

Formed by Jim Dalton (vocals, guitar) and Tyson Murray (upright bass), the Railbenders took a mutual love of Johnny Cash, Waylon, Hank Williams, rock 'n' roll, punk, whiskey, and threw it all together to create their own sound. Powered by the steady rolling' drums of Graham Haworth and the blazing guitar picking of Tony Nascar ("The Fastest Guitar in the West"), the band has garnered local awards, including "Top Country Band" by the Rocky Mountain News (2004 & 2005), and "Best Country/Roots Band" five years in a row (2002 to 2006) in the annual Westword Music Showcase.

The Railbenders have opened for country greats Willie Nelson, Dwight Yoakam, Charlie Daniels, and David Allan Coe. As well, they've shared bills with rock legends like ZZ Top, John Fogerty, Peter Frampton, the Doobie Brothers and .38 Special. The Railbenders won a multi-year sponsorship from Coors Brewing Company in 2004, and in 2007, they had the honor of performing at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio, CA, where they opened a stage that featured Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson, Junior Brown, John Doe, Drive-By Truckers, and Alejandro Escovedo. And in 2008, the band played in the inaugural year of the Mile High Music Festival in Denver, sharing the spotlight with national headliners like the Dave Matthews Band and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.





September 24: Our annual Christmas show at the Bluebird Theater is on Friday, December 21 this year! Tickets on sale this Friday, September 28, at 10 am. Hope you can join us!

July 12: Photos from last night's show from Rock On Colorado

May 27: Another great Denver Day Of Rock! Thanks to all who made it out.

April 23: T-shirts, tank tops, sweatshirts, and long sleeved tees featuring our train logo, I-70 Westbound sign, or Medicine Show artwork are all available for online order.

March 20: Here are some pics from our last show at Herman's, from RockOnColorado

March 17: Thank you to everyone who joined us in celebrating Herman's Hideaway's 55th Anniversary last night! We hope you had as much fun as we did!

March 12: This Friday is a big deal friends. It's the 55-year anniversary of Herman's Hideaway as a bar, and its 35th as a music venue. That is a remarkable accomplishment and we're honored to be a part of it. Come join the celebration. Oh, and not to mention it's St. Patty's Day weekend, and owner Mike Roth's birthday! So much celebrating to be done Denver! Let's do this!

February 8: New Railbenders shirts are now available! Get "The Medicine Show" and "I-70 Westbound" in a variety of colors and styles. Visit our online store to order.

January 29: Suprise free Railbenders show.. Right fucking now! Cap City Tavern.. 13th and Bannock. Dino the owners BDay!! Come git ya some!!

January 21: Thank you to everyone who came out to one or both shows celebrating our new album this weekend! We appreciate you from the bottom of our hearts.

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Photos & Video


The Medicine Show album cover

The Medicine Show (2017)

The Medicine Show
Hard Road
Bourbon County Line
Rollin' Low
Through It All
Have a Drink on Me
Ass, Gas, Or Grass
Whiskey 'n' Women
I'll Be Around

Railbenders t-shirts

available online

Like a Wheel album cover

Like A Wheel (2009)

Like A Wheel
Black Chrome Horse
Drive Away
Saturday And Sunday
I Drive a Truck
Drop Me Off at the Honky Tonk
Big Diesel
Glass Picket Fence
It's Time to Party
Whiskey and Me

Showdown album cover

Showdown (2005)

Leavin' Song
Black Rose
The Outlaw Way
Drivin' Back to Denver
Last Ride of the Dalton Gang
I-70 Westbound
There Gonna Be a Hangin'
Holdout In Time
Drinkin' Buddies
Hellbound Party Train
Dead Man's Return

Segundo album cover

Segundo (2003)

Whiskey Rain
Country Song
Midnight Train
Another Tomorrow
Someone Take This Bottle
Tombstone Serenade
O.D.'d in Denver
One Foot in the Grave
Sweet Caroline
The Hangover Song

Southbound album cover

Southbound (2001)

Whiskey Saturday Night
Lonesome Train
Minus One
There Was a Time
Texas Sun
Crazy Train
Whiskey Drinkin' Man
Breakneck Speed
Dead Man's Walk


Management/Booking: Jim Dalton

Website and Merchandise:

Mailing Address: Railbenders, PO Box 460687, Centennial, CO 80046

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