December 7: We'd like to thank everyone who bought tickets to our annual holiday show at the Bluebird Theater Dec. 16. That show is SOLDOUT! However, if you missed the news, we have been added to the Dec. 15 show at the Gothic Theatre. Additionally, you can do some of your Christmas shopping at the shows because we will have our new CD, "The Medicine Show" available for purchase.
November 29: It is done...
October 25: It's been about 8 years since the last Railbenders release. The hiatus is over.
September 28: The master in the studio listening back to his blistering guitar track.
August 23: It's official: we're playing our annual Christmas show at the Bluebird Theater on Saturday, December 16! Tickets go on sale THIS FRIDAY (August 25) at 10AM MT. There are a very limited number of $10 early-bird tickets that go very quickly; after that, normal-priced tickets will be available. We highly suggest getting your tickets early as this show usually sells out.
July 28: This is awesome news. Brand new all-Broncos radio station playing Railbenders "Time to Ride" coming up at 10:20
June 28: NEW! Men's and women's tees and tanks featuring our train logo can now be ordered online! Various styles available in black and gray and many sizes. Order yours now!
May 30: Check out these great #ddor photos from Mark Tepsic Photography
May 28: Join Jim & Tony on the patio at Whiskey Tango Foxtrot starting now!
April 10: Northern California friends, catch Jim playing a solo acoustic show at The Back Room in Berkeley tomorrow night (April 11)!
April 1: Come on down to Lost Highway Brewing Company - music until 5 tonight!
March 30: We're back again at Elway's on Wednesday, August 16 for a free, outdoor show!
March 11: Railbenders are once again playing at the Denver Day of Rock! Free, outdoor, all-ages show. We're on the Welton Street stage, 6:30-7:30pm. Complete schedule and info available at denverdayofrock.com
March 10: Sold out show tonight at the Soiled Dove!
February 28: Our next show is next week! Join us at The Soiled Dove Underground on Friday, March 10. Tickets on sale now, and advance tickets are recommended.
January 30: Our next show is this Friday at the GOAT Soup and Whiskey Tavern in Keystone. Help us spread the word on this last minute addition, and please join us Friday night!
January 26: We had a great rehearsal last night. Many new songs being played at the Little Bear tomorrow night.
January 21: Here are some photos from last night's show from Rock On Colorado
January 3: We have two shows coming up this month! First, join us January 20 at Herman's Hideaway for their 54th Anniversary party. Also on the bill is Gerald Collier from Tucson, AZ! Get tickets in advance. And on January 27, join us at the legendary Little Bear Saloon in Evergreen, CO! Advance tickets are recommended, so stop in at the Little Bear to pick them up in person or call 303-674-9991 x0 to reserve yours today.
December 27: We are excited to announce that Gerald Collier (Tucson, AZ) will be joining us January 20th at Herman's Hideway. We were introduced to Gerald's music years ago by our friend, Eddie Spaghetti, and have been fans ever since. His CD "Low Tar Taste" was the most played disc on our long road trips. We have covered his song "Long Distance (Nashville Calling)" in our shows. It will be an honor to be his backing band for his set. Listen: https://geraldcollier.bandcamp.com/album/unreleased-country-record
December 18: Thank you to everyone who came out to see us at the Gothic on Saturday! Now mark your calendars for our next shows:
January 20: Herman's Hideaway
January 27: Little Bear
December 13: Sharing this for a friend in need. Lloyd has worked with us for many years as the soundman at the Little Bear Saloon. We've come to know and love him as a good guy and friend. He is in tough situation and needs our help. Thank you for anything you can do. https://www.gofundme.com/please-help-lloyd
December 6: ICYMI, we added Saturday, December 17 at the Gothic to our schedule
October 5: Are you on our mailing list? Sign up on railbenders.com (click or scroll to the Subscribe section). We won't spam you; we only send out a few emails a year letting you know what we're up to. Facebook decides what you see in your feed, but joining our mailing list will ensure that you see our news in your email.
September 23: Tickets are on sale NOW for our annual Christmas show at the Bluebird, happening on December 16. This show will very likely sell out, so if you want to go, get your tickets now: Tickets, Event info
September 19: Our annual show at The Bluebird Theater is on Friday, December 16 this year. Tickets go on sale this Friday
August 21: Come on down to Whiskey Tango Foxtrot to see Jim and Tony acoustic, 11am-2pm right now!!
August 8: Thank you to everyone who made it out to the shows this weekend! Here are a few from the Mish!
July 18: Hey all. Here are the set times and links for our final 2 shows of the summer on 8/6 and 8/7:
Saturday Aug 6: Carbon Valley Music Fest, Dacono, CO
**** 7:00 - 8:00 PM - Railbenders *******
Our friends Cracker headline at 8:30 and Kerry Pastine & The Crime Scene play at 5:30.
Sunday Aug 7: Mishawaka Amphitheater, Bellvue, CO
8:00 - 9:30 PM - Railbenders
6:30 - 7:30 PM - Goatz!
5:00 - 6:00 PM - Liz Barnez Band
June 30: This is our beautiful friend Jessica Austin. She is a warrior!
"OK, no wig and the real me, free of my many new disguises to hide the big "C". Check it out, my hair is finally starting to grow back!!!"
June 26: Free show August 6 in Dacono!
June 18: Some photos of our show last week at Elway's Cherry Creek from RockOnColorado.
June 7: Our next show is next week! Join us outside at Elway's Cherry Creek on Wednesday, June 15 for this free show!
June 3: Tickets are now on sale for our August 7 show at The Mish
June 1: The Railbenders are at Elway's Cherry Creek on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. This is an outdoor, free show!
June 1: New shows to announce: August 6 we're at the Carbon Valley Music Festival in Dacono, CO, and August 7 we're at Mishawaka Amphitheatre in Bellvue, CO. And don't forget June 15 at Elway's Cherry Creek!
May 26: Howdy Amigos,
Two events to tell you about:
1) The Railbenders are continuing the annual Memorial Day weekend tradition of playing the Denver Day of Rock downtown on the same stage as our buddies, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers. AND we have 3 NEW songs for you! Railbenders at 6:30 PM, RCPM @ 8:00 PM, (Welton Stage) 2) Then on Sunday Morning, Jim will be doing an acoustic brunch set from 11am-2pm with Jeremy Lawton on the rooftop of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot downtown by Coors Field. This may be the first morning gig ever for him. You can call if you wish to reserve a table. (303) 226-1540 Address: 2907 Huron St, Denver, CO 80202,
Both of these events are free!
While remembering those who died while serving in our country's armed forces, we want to wish you all a wonderful and safe Memorial Day Weekend.
Jim, Tyson, Tyson, and Graham
May 19: Two shows to plan for next weekend: May 28 is the Railbenders at the Denver Day of Rock in downtown Denver at 6:30pm, and May 29 is Jim Dalton solo at Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, 11am-1pm.
April 29: This guy is a sellout. #soldoutshow #littlebear
April 29: It's cold and wet outside, but we'll be high and dry tonight. By "high," we mean up in the high country - Evergreen. By "dry," we mean, inside the Little Bear Saloon.
April 13: We're playing the Denver Day of Rock again this year! This year's event is on Saturday, May 28. If you haven't been there before, DDOR is a free, all ages, family friendly, all day outdoor festival. There are 5 stages of music throughout downtown Denver, where we'll be on the Welton Street stage at 6:30pm.
April 12: Our next show is Friday, April 29 at the Little Bear in Evergreen. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 day of show. Advance tickets are available from the Little Bear, either in person or by phone at 303-674-9991.
April 7: Goodbye Merle
April 5, 2016: New show to announce: We'll be at the Little Bear in Evergreen, CO on Friday, April 29!
March 12, 2016: These guys would like to thank you all for a great night at The Continental Room last night.
March 3, 2016: JUST ANNOUNCED!! Short notice Railbenders show: The Continental Room - Friday, March 11, 6635 East Evans Ave - Denver, $12 at the door
February 9, 2016: We're playing at the annual Denver Day of Rock festival again this year. Join us on Saturday, May 28 for this free, outdoor, all-ages event!
December 23, 2015: Thanks to everyone who came to our shows this past weekend. In spite of some technical difficulties Friday night at The Bluebird Theater, the show went on and we believe a good time was had by all. The recording of that show is now available on our Bandcamp page. Hope you enjoy it. Merry Christmas everyone! Railbenders.bandcamp.com
December 14, 2015: Mornin' amigos. I just received the shipment of USB sticks for our live recording this Friday at the Bluebird. Check 'em out. We'll be selling these for a very reasonable price. And we'll bring what we have left to our show at the Gothic Theatre Saturday night if you want one. ...JD
December 11, 2015: Dear friends, If you didn't get tickets (or even if you did) to our sold out show at the Bluebird, we have an announcement for you: We have just been added to the line-up at The Gothic Theatre with our buddies, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers and Enormodome on Saturday, December, 19th! Please share this post and help us get the word out about this last minute show.
December 7, 2015: Thank you everyone for another sold out Railbenders show!!! See you at the Bluebird Dec. 18th!
November 27, 2015: Hello friends, I hope you had a very Happy Thanksgiving. I also want to let you know that we'll be recording our show at the Bluebird Theater on December 18 and you will be able to get a copy on a USB stick immediately after the show. The show has sold quite well so we highly recommend getting tickets in advance. Thank you, JD
October 12, 2015: Thanks Westword! The Twelve Most Essential Songs About Colorado Part Two
October 5, 2015: RIP Gary Lee.
August 24, 2015: Our annual Christmas show at The Bluebird Theater will be on December 18 this year! Hickman-Dalton Gang opens. Tickets go on sale this Friday with a limited number of $10 early-bird tickets available.
August 8, 2015: Advance tickets for our show on Friday at Herman's Hideaway are available now, including general admission and high-top table and drink packages
July 2, 2015: Another show coming up: we're back at Elway's on July 29!
June 19, 2015: New show to announce: we're playing at Herman's Hideaway in August!
May 13, 2015: Hope to see you at the ?#?DenverDayOfRock? on May 23! This is a free, outdoor, all ages event presented by ?#?AMPtheCause? to raise funds for and awareness of non-profits in our community. We're playing the Welton Street stage at 6:35pm, followed by Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers.
May 4, 2015: Reminder that our next show is May 23 at the Denver Day of Rock. Join us at the Welton Street stage, where we play 6:35-7:35pm. Hope to see you at this FREE show!
March 5, 2015: Today is the last chance to take advantage of presale ticket prices from tomorrow's show at the Little Bear Saloon - $15 dollars till close tonight. Call the bar at 303-674-9991 (dial 0 to skip the message) and get on the will call list or drop by before close of business tonight. Tomorrow ticket price goes up to $20.
February 9, 2015: In case you didn't see the new show announcement yesterday. Tony Nascar is back! The comeback kid will make his return to the stage with us at the Little Bear on March 6.
Tony! Tony! Tony! Tony!...
February 8, 2015: New show to announce: We're playing March 6 at the Little Bear in Evergreen!
December 16, 2014: Dear Railbenders Friends,
I hope this message finds you well on this chilly Colorado day.
As always, we are looking forward to our annual Christmas show at the Bluebird Theater this Saturday. This will our fifth year!
Unfortunately, due to a sudden medical condition with his right shoulder, our beloved Tony Nascar will not be able to play the show with us. This is a major bummer for all of us. Fortunately, my good friend, Johnny Hickman (Cracker & Hickman-Dalton Gang) has graciously offered to fill in for Tony during our Railbenders set. While it will not be the same without Tony, Johnny has been here before and knows our songs. We will also be joined by John Macy on steel pedal guitar. It's good to have talented friends.
Please send your positive vibes Tony's way for a speedy recovery. In fact, if you reply to this post with your well-wishes, we will ensure he gets your messages. I'm sure it would cheer him up. We hope your holidays are warm, safe, healthy, and happy.
Best to you and yours,
October 10, 2014: Tickets are on sale now for our December 20 show at the Bluebird Theater!
For this weekend only, $10 early bird tickets are available at the box office (no service fees!) or online. There are a limited number of tickets at this price, so get 'em while you can.
October 7, 2014: Our annual Christmas show at the Bluebird Theater is on December 20! Joining us this year is the Hickman-Dalton Gang! Tickets on sale this Friday, with a special $10 rate this weekend. Hope to see you there!
October 1, 2014: Broncos vs. Cardinals this weekend. Who's got a prediction?
August 26, 2014: We had an ice bucket dumped on us by Mother Nature last time we tried to play at Elway's. Let's hope she will be a little kinder this time around. Join us Wednesday at 6:30PM at Elway's (Cherry Creek)!
August 20, 2014: This morning while talking to reporters at Dove Valley, John Elway announced that Denver's own Railbenders will be at Elway's in Cherry Creek one week from today. "It's true. On August 27, the Railbenders will be playing at 6:30 PM out on my patio."... says Elway.
July 31, 2014: We're playing at Elway's on August 27!
July 10, 2014: Howdy friends,
While we do post here on The Book (as our friend Woodrow likes to call it), we prefer to send a good ol' fashioned e-mail to keep our friends in the loop. If you are not on our awesome list, you can sign up here: http://www.railbenders.com/contact.asp
June 29, 2014: Two new shows to announce: Saturday, July 26, we will be playing at the Denver Union Station Grand Re-Opening Celebration in the afternoon, then at the Little Bear in Evergreen later that night!
June 16, 2014: It's hard to believe that this Wednesday is the 10th Annual Elway's Summer Music Series. And what better band is there to kick off year 10 than us? The answer is none. \m/
Elway’s Backyard opens at 5 p.m.
We start at 6:30 and roll until 9:00.
Elway's welcomes patio seating for dinner and private parties for 20-100 during the concerts.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
No advance tickets. This is a free show. Hope you can join us!
June 2, 2014: We have 3 shows this month: June 18 at Elway's, June 27 at Road 34 with Eddie Spaghetti, June 28 at Herman's Hideaway with Eddie Spaghetti and The Kingbyrds
May 28, 2014: We are kicking off the 10th Annual Summer Music Series at Elway's on June 18th, 2014. Elway's backyard opens at 5pm, and we play 6:30 to 9:00. Please no tailgating in front of Bed, Bath, and Beyond.
April 15, 2014: Congrats to our own Tony and Graham for their other band, The Jekylls, being a 2014 Westword Music Awards Nominee
February 20, 2014: This Saturday at the Little Bear Saloon in Evergreen is our last show for a while. We will hit the stage at 9 PM so it's gonna be a long one. If you want to get advance tickets, you can do so by phone by calling the Little Bear at (303) 674-5355. They ask that if you get the voice mail, please leave your name and number and they will call you back. www.littlebearsaloon.com
February 7, 2014: A lot of you are well-versed in your alt-country. What say you? The ten best alt-country acts of all time
February 3, 2014: We're back at the Little Bear Saloon this month! Saturday, February 22
February 1, 2014: A fan clip of yesterday's performance (recorded for the Today Show) that never made it on the Today Show.
January 31, 2014: "Time to Ride" is now available for download on iTunes!
January 31, 2014: Setting up for the Today Show performance! #denbestfans
January 29, 2014: We'll be on the Today Show Friday morning performing "Time to Ride" live in honor of the Broncos! Denver peeps, show up at 4 AM at the Tavern Downtown (near Coors field) if you'd like to join us! All ages welcome.
January 17, 2014: Last call for $13 advance tickets for Herman's! or you can call Herman's for tickets by phone at (303) 777-2535.
January 17, 2014: Easier link to our Bronco song, "Time to Ride" (without the entire Podcast).
January 16, 2014: Jim rewrote "Gunfight" into a Broncos song for 850 KOA Radio. It debuted last night on Prime Time Sports with Andy Lindahl: (fast forward 74 minutes)
January 7, 2014: We're on the Andy Lindahl show on 850AM KOA right now! Check it out
January 7, 2014: Reminder that we'll be on 850AM (KOA) tonight at 9 talking music and sports with Andy Lindahl.
January 6, 2014: Show announcement: Railbenders @ Denver Day of Rock 2014 - May 24, Downtown Denver, Colorado
January 4, 2014: Catch the Railbenders on the radio this Tuesday talking music and sports with Andy Lindahl! We'll be on around 9PM MST. Tune in to 850 AM (KOA) on the radio or listen online at www.850koa.com
December 22, 2013: Our first show of 2014: Railbenders @ Herman's Hideaway Saturday, January 18 at 7:30pm in MST, Herman's Hideaway in Denver, Colorado
December 19, 2013: New shirts and hoodies have arrived! (Artwork by Lindsey Kuhn)
December 11, 2013: We have a show in Pueblo next week! Railbenders @ Smitty's Greenlight Tavern Friday, December 20, 2013 at 9:00pm in MST, Smitty's Greenlight Tavern in Pueblo, Colorado
December 6, 2013: Happy frosty Friday everyone! Just a friendly reminder about the big show at the Bluebird here in Denver in two weeks. Join us and our friends for some holiday cheer!
November 3, 2013: Jim & Graham are going head-to-head on football picks over on the Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers facebook page. Go like their page and see who they picked!
November 3, 2013: This coming Saturday 11/9 with Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers! Tickets are going fast so get yours now! Railbenders @ Gothic Theatre (with Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers) Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 8:00pm in MST, Gothic Theatre in Englewood, Colorado
September 18, 2013: We are pleased to announce that we will have a very special guest this Friday night at the Little Bear. Our first ever pedal steel player, Glenn Taylor, will be joining us. Glenn was featured on our Segundo (2003) and Showdown (2005) albums. It has been almost 7 years since we shared the stage. Don't miss it. Advance tix are available for $15. Get 'em now because they go up to $20 day of show.
September 11, 2013: Join us for a free show in Fort Collins next weekend! Railbenders @ FORToberfest Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 9:00pm in MDT, Downtown Fort Collins in Fort Collins, Colorado
September 11, 2013: Early-bird tickets for our December 21 show at the Bluebird are available this weekend for $15 using this link.
September 5, 2013: Go Broncos!
September 3, 2013: Reminder that we are at the Soiled Dove Underground this Friday. Advance Tix $12. Day of Show $14.
August 27, 2013: New show! September 20 at the Little Bear! Railbenders @ Little Bear
August 26, 2013: Photographer Kyle Huninghake of Westword posted some pictures from the Capitol Hill Music Fest on August 17. We thought we'd share a few with you.
August 19, 2013: We would like to thank everyone who came out Saturday to support live local music. So here we go. Thank you.
August 17, 2013: Okay kids. Today's the day. 1st ever CHMF. We go on at 9 PM. Let's do this.
July 16, 2013: Pre-sale tickets for our September 6 show at the Soiled Dove are available starting at 10AM tomorrow using this link
July 9, 2013: Another new show! Railbenders @ Soiled Dove
July 9, 2013: New show! Railbenders @ Capitol Hill Music Fest
June 30, 2013: Thanks to Clint Keoke Roy for the photo!
June 30, 2013: Another hangover.....breakfast.
June 30, 2013: Thanks to Clint Keoke Roy for the awesome photo!!
June 27, 2013: 2 Railbender shows in 1 day you ask? Is that even possible? Damn skippy it is!!! Saturday afternoon we are playing the Reds, Whites, and Brews festival in Avon, Co.... we play from 2:30-4pm... Then we head down the hill to the Evergreen where we will finish off our Saturday night rockin the house as per usual at the WORLD famous Little Bear Saloon! Tickets are still available for BOTH shows!!! Get your Little Bear tix here-> (http://www.littlebearsaloon.com/) Come spend your Saturday with us!
June 21, 2013: "Elway’s Cherry Creek got its ninth annual Summer Music Series off to a rockin’ start Wednesday with The Police tribute band Message in a Bottle.
The restaurant’s covered patio was packed, but the outside courtyard was even more sardine-like with all the pretty people mingling, munching and sipping signature cocktails such as Grey Goose Cougar Juice (Grey Goose Le Citron and Odwalla Pom-Limeade).
There really is no better spot for people watching with the possibility of a hook-up by the end of the evening (the band plays from 6:30 till 9 p.m.).
Next up on Wednesday is the wildly popular band the Railbenders, who set records in food and beverage sales whenever they perform. To see the entire series line-up go to www.elways.com."
June 18, 2013: Howdy friends. JD here. We have several shows coming up over the next 2 weeks beginning tonight with the RADS. Who are the Rads, you ask? That stands for the Railbenders Acoustic Duo, which includes Tony and myself. And we have the honor of opening for the Flatlanders tonight at the Soiled Dove. We're on at 8 PM.
Then after a multi-year absence, we are finally returning to Elway's next Wednesday, June 26, for their annual summer concert series. We go on at 6:30 PM so get there early!
Then Saturday, June 29, we head to Avon to play a daytime show for the Red, White, and Brews Fest. We are on from 2:30-4:00. http://redswhitesandbrews.net/event-info/
That same day, we head down the mountain to one of our all-time favorite watering holes, the Little Bear Saloon, in beautiful Evergreen Colorado, where we'll play all night long.
Tickets are available at: http://www.littlebearsaloon.com/
Hope to see you there!
June 17, 2013: Jim and Tony are playing an acoustic set tomorrow night (Tuesday) at the Soiled Dove Underground, opening for the Flatlanders.
June 9, 2013: Whaaaaaaat?? Oh yeah, this is going to be epic! Railbenders @ Elway's
May 27, 2013: Images from Denver Day of Rock. Photo credit http://milehighfeedback.blog.com/2013/05/26/slideshow-railbenders-day-of-rock-52513/: Jim | Tyson | Tony (& John) | Graham
May 26, 2013: Denver Day Of Rock was amazing! Thanks to Concerts for Kids and all who made it out! [image]
May 22, 2013: This weekend folks! Gonna be a good time in D-Town. We are followed by Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers!! Railbenders @ Denver Day of Rock
May 9, 2013: More show announcements:
Wed., 6-26-13 @ Elway's Summer Music Series, Denver, CO
Sat., 6-29-13 @ Little Bear Saloon, Evergreen, CO
May 8, 2013: Our next show! Denver Day of Rock on Saturday 5/25 (Memorial Day weekend). We play at 16th & Welton from 6:35-7:35 pm. Free and awesome, see you there!
April 26, 2013: We have lost one of the greats. RIP Mr. George Jones.
April 12, 2013: Hey folks, the Railbenders were honored to be retired from this after winning five years in a row in the country category, then The Hollyfelds jumped in and won it the next five years and got sent out to pasture for being so kick ass. Well, now the Railbenders-Hollyfelds combo platter, also know as The Jekylls, has been nominated (pop-indie). Take a look at this Denver institution known as the Westword Music Showcase and vote for your favorite bands!
March 8, 2013: One week from tonight, the Railbenders ride into Evergreen, CO to play the Little Bear (Friday, 3/15). Then on Saturday, 3/16, we head back down the hill to Denver to play at Herman's Hideaway. Two of our all-time favorite venues. Hope you'll join the fun.
March 3, 2013: The legendary Joe Ely is in town tonight and our own, Jim Dalton, is opening for him solo acoustic (7PM start). http://admin.tavernhg.com/soiled_dove/show/24350
February 11, 2013: New Colorado dates announced:
Friday, March 15: The Little Bear, Everygreen
Saturday, March 16: Herman's Hideaway, Denver
January 23, 2013: Railbenders are returning to the Denver Day of Rock 2013.
December 20, 2012: Like the Colorado air, ticket sales are brisk! Don't be left out in the cold! Thanks to all you who have purchased your ticket already.
December 14, 2012: Biggest party of the year? possibly the rest of your life?!?! Get your tickets ASAP! Join us for the Last Railbenders Show on the Planet Earth!!! The Hickman Dalton Gang will be kicking off the night.. and I'm sure there will be plenty of Mr. Hickman on stage with the Railbenders too! What more could a Cheeky little Monkey ask for??!?!?!
December 6, 2012: Go Broncos! Oh yeah, come to our show on 12/21 too!
November 9, 2012: December 21 at the Bluebird Theater w/ Johnny Hickman & Band!!
October 14, 2012: That my friends was one hell of a good time at the Soiled Dove!! Thank you all so much for coming to what we collectively agreed was the most fun Dove show ever! It was nice to see alot of familiar faces and alot of new friends too! If you couldn't make it, or if you didn't get enough... Don't forget to check out the Railbenders 'Last Show on Earth' on 12/21/12 at the Blue Bird Theatre!! 'Big Ups' to all the Railbenders friends and family!!! Tyson out...
October 12, 2012: Tomorrow's show (Saturday) at the Soiled Dove is sold out. They did tell us there may be a handful of standing room tickets released in the event of no-shows,etc, but that's it. Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets in advance. See you all tomorrow night.
October 9, 2012: REMINDER! Railbenders with Eddie Spaghetti at The Soiled Dove Underground this Saturday!!
October 5, 2012: Railbenders last show on earth! (special pre-sale tomorrow) Join us as we celebrate the end, according to the Mayans, on Friday, December 21, 2012. Johnny Hickman & Band will open the night. Johnny released a new solo record this year and it rocks! You can buy tickets at an early-bird rate of only $10 starting tomorrow morning. This price will be available for 1-day only: http://bluebirdtheater.net/eventdetail.php?id=38043
September 17, 2012: Hi folks, new show announcement! On Saturday, October 13 we will be returning to The Soiled Dove Underground. Our old buddy Eddie Spaghetti will be opening the night backed by his awesome band (us)!
September 14, 2012: Tonight! Road 34 Bike Shop in Fort Collins with The Hollyfelds! Be there or don't be there. One of those two.
September 9, 2012: We'll be playing at Road 34 in Ft. Collins this coming Friday with The Hollyfelds! Please join us!
August 10, 2012: Many thanks to all who made it out on a school night last night and to our musical brethren SHURMAN, who tore it up! We just comfirmed a show in Ft. Collins on 9/14 at Road 34 Bike Shop. Hope to see some of you there!
August 8, 2012: Tomorrow night, the Railbenders are returning to our old stomping grounds, Bender's Tavern, to play with some good friends of mine, Shurman, from Austin, Texas. Shurman will hit the stage at 8, and the Railbenders will go on shortly thereafter. Tickets are available in advance at www.benderstavern.com. Please note, the folks at Bender's told me to inform you that they are only putting a certain number of tickets on-line. Meaning, if you cannot get them on-line, it doesn't mean the show is sold out and there will be tickets available at the venue on the night of the show.
On Saturday, we all have different things going on. Tony and Graham are playing with The Jekylls at Bohemian Nights in Ft. Collins, and I'm heading up the mountain to play an acoustic show with the Shurman fellas at the Winter Park Cheeky Monk. And by the way, in case you haven't heard, congratulations are in order for Tyson and Allison, who recently tied the knot.
Last but not least, I wanted to let you know of an important benefit project I was recently asked to be a part of. Jock Bartley of Firefall, wrote and recorded the song "Another Fire's Burning" about the recent devastating fires in Colorado. The recording features the vocals of yours truly, as well as members of Big Head Todd, Poco, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Cracker, Flogging Molly, The Flobots, the Subdudes, Chris Daniels, just to name a few. You can download the song at http://www.anotherfiresburning.com/ as well as read all about this huge effort by Colorado's music community. If you download the song, your donation will go toward helping those impacted by fires.
Thanks for reading,
July 30, 2012: New Railbenders show added: August 9, 2012. Bender's Tavern with Shurman opening.
July 20, 2012: Our hearts are heavy for the victims of the Aurora shooting and their families. Let's get together for some musical healing and brotherhood in the community tonight. We need to let these things bring us together.
July 18, 2012: Just added Gabriel Kelley to Friday's lineup!
July 16, 2012: We are getting excited for this coming weekend! Friday at Herman's Hideaway and Saturday at Little Bear Saloon!
April 19, 2012: Hello friends! Just dropping in to say that Tony and Graham's other band The Jekylls will be releasing their CD tomorrow night at the Hi-Dive Denver. They will be playing at the grown up-friendly time of 9pm. Also on the bill are our friends The Hollyfelds and The New Ben Franklins, who will also be releasing their new CD.
March 27, 2012: This Saturday!! Railbenders @ Soiled Dove Underground - March 31
March 5, 2012: Thanks everyone for comin out to Ft Collins last night!!! Good times indeed!
February 27, 2012: It's been too long since we've brought it to Northern Colorado! Let's do this!! Railbenders @ Road 34 - Ft. Collins - March 3!!
January 20, 2012: There are about 50 tickets left for tonight's show. If you plan on coming please get here early! Can't wait, tonight is gonna be epic!!
January 12, 2012: Ticket sales are brisk, make sure to get yours early! Stingray Jones and The Jekylls (featuring members of The Railbenders, The Hollyfelds and Sunday Girl) open the show! 1/20 Railbenders @ Herman's Hideaway w/ The Jekylls & Stingray Jones
December 19, 2011: This Friday! Christmas Eve Eve! Big Show!! 12/23/11 RCPM @ Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre (w/ Railbenders)
October 26, 2011: Railbenders & RCPM playing together in Denver, December 23rd.
October 15, 2011: Show is sold out!
October 13, 2011: Big weekend! Don't miss Hickman-Dalton Gang Friday night at The Soiled Dove Underground and the Railbenders Saturday night at Little Bear Saloon in Evergreen!
July 22, 2011: August 7, Little Bear. Railbenders. Be there.
June 1, 2011: Hey everyone. I really enjoyed reading everyone's requests for the Denver Day of Rock and tried to include as many as I could within the limited time we had on stage. If you want to throw out some more for the Little Bear this weekend, I'll do my best to get them in the setlist. Thanks again for the amazing turnout at Concerts for Kids.
May 30, 2011: First of all, the Railbenders would like to thank all who gave their lives for this great country. Second, we'd like to thank all the good people who came out for the Denver Day of Rock - that was awesome!! Last, but certainly not least, don't forget we are playing at the Little Bear Saloon next Saturday 6/4!
May 28, 2011: See you today!! 16th & Welton. 4:15 PM.
May 8, 2011: The Railbenders will be performing at 4:15-5:15 on the Welton stage for Denver Day of Rock presented by: Concerts For Kids
April 29, 2011: If you were following the Little Bear Saloon on twitter, you'd already know that we are playing there on June 4.
February 11, 2011: Come see the debut of Tyson's new band Hotgun (featuring members of the Informants and GT) and Graham's new band The Bonnie Situation (featuring members of the Blackouts, the Fluid, Mighty 18 Wheeler & Landgrabbers) this Saturday at Herman's Hideaway. Print out as many of these tickets as you want for discount entry. Make sure to get there at 8 pm for Hotgun!
January 10, 2011: We will be playing at Benders Tavern this Wednesday night! Hope to see you there!
December 23, 2010: Us Railreindeers are in the giving holiday mood, so we are giving you a show announcement. We plan to be at Benders Tavern in Denver on Wednesday, Jan. 12. Please join us!
September 3, 2010: Nice review from the UK! Railbenders | euVue - Showbiz and Entertainment
August 11, 2010: Tyson, Tony and Graham will be backing up Eddie Spaghetti of the Supersuckers this Thursday at Triple Nickel Tavern in Colorado Springs and also on Friday at Rockaway Tavern in Denver. Also, Jim and Tony (NADS) will be melting faces on Saturday at the Cheeky Monk in Winter Park. Git you some!
July 26, 2010: Just confirmed, Tyson, Tony and Graham will be backing Eddie Spaghetti of the Supersuckers for a couple of dates in August. Thursday 8/12 at Triple Nickel Tavern in Colorado Springs and Friday 8/13 at the brand new Rockaway Tavern in Denver!
July 23, 2010: Jim Dalton will be coming thru Denver on 7/31 with Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers at Herman's Hideaway - be sure to check that out. Also, stay tuned for some Railbenders-related show announcements!
June 9, 2010: Mexicus.
May 25, 2010: Join us at the Welton stage this Saturday! 16th & Welton, 6:30-7:30 pm, downtown Denver.
April 25, 2010: Little Bear tonight!
April 22, 2010: Friday night at Herman's Hideaway w/ Hillbilly Hellcats & Marty Jones/Great Unknowns. As Jesse Dayton would say "Brang it Denver!"
April 20, 2010 - A message from the world infamous, Tony Nascar: I know my last few emails have all started the same way: “Hot Cinnamon Sunset, it’s been a long time since I wrote one of these”. Now, had your humble narrator not booked himself right out of playing at our most recent Soiled Dove show it wouldn’t have been nearly as long since I put digits to the keyboard. Let me take a moment to apologize for that scheduling indiscretion, and to thank Denver’s own musical genius, Jeremy Lawton, who I have dubbed, “J-Law,” for magnificently and magnanimously covering for me. OK, enough groveling, onto the important business of telling you about our shows this weekend!
Friday, Apr 23rd, Herman’s Hideaway, Denver: Yeah!! We always love playin’ at the legendary Herman’s and this time we have some Denver luminaries joining us: Marty Jones will kick this party off country-style with his terrific band, The Great Unknowns. So you say you want some ‘billy’ in your show? How 'bout the Hillbilly Hellcats with Chuck Hughes and Lance Romance! Then us Railbenders (with special guest J-Law) will hit the stage for what promises to be a night filled with boisterous festivity! Doors at 7pm. http://www.hermanshideaway.com/
Sunday, Apr 25th, Little Bear, Evergreen: Speaking of legendary, the Little Bear is another of our most favorite places to play! How much do we love the Little Bear? Well I wrote a song for their incredible manager, Penny! As Robert Plant would say, ‘that’s a whole lotta love’. It’s always a rockin’, rowdy, packed house for some of the longest Railbenders sets we’ve ever played. The bras, people. The BRAS! Doors at 7.
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March 14, 2010: This is the saddest of days, as we have learned of the passing of a great man, great friend, and one of the biggest Railbenders supporters we have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Rest in peace brother Paco. Thank you for the wonderful memories. We'll see you on the other side.
March 8, 2010: Just added! St. Patty's Day Show. March 17th at the Soiled Dove Underground! Tickets/Info
February 11, 2010: The Railbenders have been invited back by Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers to play Circus Mexicus 2010 in Rocky Point, Mexico. We will kick off the weekend at JJ's Cantina on Friday, June 11. Tyson, Graham, and Tony will also be backing up Eddie Spaghetti (of the Supersuckers) on the main stage on Saturday night as they open for RCPM. Ticket info and more details can be found at www.azpeacemakers.com.
December 9, 2009: Only 2 more days until our CD release show at the Bluebird Theatre! Every person who purchases a ticket will receive a FREE copy of the new CD! We are also giving away 3 songs for FREE. Click HERE to download.
November 30, 2009: The December 11th show at the Bluebird Theatre will be the official CD release party for our new full-length disc, "Like A Wheel." Shurman is opening the night!
November 15, 2009: Okay, we'll bite. Join us on Twitter, where Graham will give you up to date info on shows, scandals, hilarity, and more.
August 11, 2009: Thanks to all who came out to Herman's Saturday night. It was an amazing night. We have one more show this month. Join us August 21 at the legendary Little Bear Saloon in Evergreen! See you there.
August 9, 2009: The fellas have new and interesting side projects and we will try to keep you posted on them. Click on SHOWS for links.
July 28, 2009: Thanks to everyone who came out to Elway's in June. It was by far the biggest crowd we've seen since we started playing there 3 years ago.
July 20, 2009: Recordings are complete and finishing touches are being put on our 4th studio release.
February 3, 2009: Announcement from Jim D.... "I have some news that will bring change for the Railbenders this year. My friend, Steve Larson, is leaving Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers for personal reasons. I have been asked to step in and play guitar for the Peacemakers. After numerous hours of deliberation and discussion with my family and band, I have decided to accept this position. I am honored that they would consider me for such a role. I have been a long time fan of RCPM and believe they are one of the best live bands around. Steve Larson is a phenomenal guitarist and I have a very difficult task ahead of me.
For the record, this is NOT the end of the Railbenders. I have put my heart and soul into this band for 8 years. However, the number of shows will obviously be fewer. We will not be touring on our own due to RCPM's heavy touring schedule, but we will continue to play shows in the region...."
January 18, 2009 - Railbenders own Jim Dalton appears in the video "Born Again American" which features singers and musicians from all over the country. The song was written by Keith Carradine and produced by Norman Lear and is a "duty call" to Americans to get involved.
December 29, 2008 - Railbenders featured on Metromix http://denver.metromix.com/music
October 15, 2008 - Railbenders to perform as the Ramones on Halloween night at Herman's Hideaway! Also appearing the Railbenders (as themselves), and the American Idiots (Green Day tribute band)
September 28, 2008: The Railbenders mourn the passing of Sharon Rawles McManus who was loved by all who knew her. She will be greatly missed. There will be a tribute/benefit concert to her on 11/22/2008 at Herman's Hideaway.
September 7, 2008: The Railbenders are playing at the Stagecoach in Franktown, Colorado to benefit the families of fallen firefighters and vets from Elbert County. Show is from 1pm -3pm.
September 5, 2008 - Our live CD recorded last New Year's Eve at the Soiled Dove Underground will soon be available on-line for purchase.
June 9, 2008: Hey everybody, Tony Nascar here! Long time no blabber! I know, I know, I'm a little long-winded in these things so I'll get right to it:
Wednesday, June 11th: Where can you meet great people, eat great meat, while the Railbenders mete out some serious hard-country music? Why Elway's restaraunt in Cherry Creek, of course! Yeah, we are kicking off their 4th Annual Summer Music Series. If you haven't been you are in for a treat! Friendly people, great drinks, the best steak I've ever eaten and a cool outdoor stage where your humble Railbenders will give you a nightcap you'll never forget. www.elways.com
Friday, June 13th: We are playing at the Evergreen Rodeo! Check this out, the ticket price includes admission to the Bullriding events plus the Railbenders show! We'll start playing directly after the Bullriding event, about 9:00pm. Location at El Pinal Rodeo Grounds at Hwy 34 (Evergreen Pkwy) and Stagecoach. Please check their website for more info: www.evergreenrodeo.com
Tuesday, June 17th: We are playing at the Ogden Theatre, opening for the acclaimed country artist Gary Allan! This is a benefit show for the Jay Cutler Foundation which helps underprivileged children and disabled vets. Please check the Ogden Theatre's website for more details: www.ogdentheatre.net
April 1, 2008: Tyson is on the cover of Colorado Music Buzz Magazine along with our friend Susan Phelan. Pick up a copy for the full article!
March 18, 2008: The Railbenders have been invited to play the inaugural Mile High Music Festival on July 19 @ Dicks Sporting Goods Park. Acts scheduled to play the event are Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, the Black Crowes, Rodrigo y Gabriela, O.A.R. and many more. Tickets on sale Saturday, March 29.
February 1, 2008: The Railbenders are doing a spring break tour with the Supersuckers in March.
January 15, 2008: The band is currently in the studio working on its 4th CD release.
December 26, 2007: The Railbenders are doing two important charity shows in January. The first is a concert on January 18th at the Oriental Theatre in an effort to help a couple who lost their 4-month old son, Cash, last May. Cash was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, (SMA), for which there is no known cure. The goal is to raise money for the Cash Scanlon Phillips Memorial Healing Garden at the Children's Hospital in Denver. Tickets for the show can be purchased by calling 303-550-4310 or on-line at: http://www2.brownpapertickets.com/event/25788.
The second charity show is the annual "Concert for Kids" at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver on Thursday, January 24. This show will feature other country acts, Flap 'n' Jacks, and the Kory Brunson Band. Tickets are only $13.75 and note the early start time. We will post set times as we become aware of them.
October 31, 2007: Tickets are on sale now for the New Year's Eve show at the Soiled Dove Underground. This show will be taped live for CD release in 2008.
October 15, 2007: Railbenders appear on the benefit CD, "Colorado Bands Together", a compilation of local bands such as Dotsero, Hazel Miller, Turnsol, Tempa & the Tantrums, Angie Stevens, Wendy Woo, and more. CD's can be purchased at www.homehealthcolorado.org
August 28, 2007: The Railbenders are hitting the road! Look for them in California, Nevada, and Arizona next week! Click "SHOWS" for details.
August 27, 2007: Jim recently collaborated and recorded a 6-song EP with Johnny Hickman. The album, recorded at Macy Sound Studios in Denver, will be entitled, Hickman-Dalton Gang - Vol. I., and will be available at the Cracker Campout in Pioneertown, CA on September 6. The Hickman-Dalton Gang was also invited to play Circus Mexicus, opening for Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers on October 20, 2007. For more info on the event: http://www.azpeacemakers.com/circusmexicus/
August 17, 2007: Tyson's new bar, the Crown Hill Taphouse is now open for business! 10151B West 26th Ave
Wheatridge, CO 303-238-4360.
May 6, 2007: The Railbenders are playing the Stagecoach Festival in Indio, California!
February 17, 2007: MP3 downloads are now available in our STORE. Shirts will be added soon!
January 18, 2007: The Railbenders have been invited to perform at the Stagecoach Festival in Indio, California on May 6, 2007.
December 14, 2006: The Railbenders will perform live on Mix100 Thursday 12/14/2006 at 9 AM for the annual Dom & Jane Warm & Fuzzy Christmas show.
November 30, 2006: 3rd Annual NEW YEAR'S EVE Bash is at Bender's Tavern with the Railbenders, Angie Stevens, and BuckWild.
September 20, 2006: The Railbenders will be the support act for Reverend Horton Heat for 10 dates in December and January.
September 15, 2006: The Railbenders are hitting Texas for the first time on November 9, 10, and 11.
August 22, 2006: Thursday morning, Willie 92.5 FM will air a live performance and interview with the Railbenders.
August 21, 2006: The Railbenders are being featured on Altitude Sports and Entertainment Network (available on Comcast and Dish Network) beginning Tuesday, August 29, at 9:00pm. This is an hour long show featuring an interview and live concert clips from Herman's Hideaway, and the Westword Music Showcase this year. Additional airings are scheduled for:
Wednesday, August 30 1:00am
Friday, September 1 1:00pm
Wednesday, August 30 12:00pm
Wednesday, September 27 12:00pm
Monday, September 25 8:00pm
August 5, 2006: Elway's summer concert series has been extended one more week. Railbenders will play Wednesday Augst 9th. This will be the final concert of the summer at Elway's. (Free show, courtesy of the greatest QB to ever play the game.)
June 30, 2006: Voted best country band in the 2006 Westword Music Showcase. This marks the 5th consecutive year that the band has won this award.
March 24, 2006: The Railbenders have been asked by Cracker to record with them in KBCO'S Studio C on April 28th. Jim, Graham, and Jeremy Lawton will accompany Johnny Hickman and David Lowery for the taping. This is an incredibly huge honor for the band. Be sure to get tickets for David and Johnny's show at the Fox Theatre and Aggie Theatre on 4/27 and 4/29.
February 6, 2006: The Railbenders music will be featured on the A&E show Rollergirls. Be sure to listen for "Texas Sun" and "Breakneck Speed", which were chosen by the shows producers.
For information on the show, check out http://www.aetv.com/rollergirls/
January 6, 2006: We are pleased to announce that the latest disc, Showdown, is finally done and ready for release! The 13-track disc was recorded and engineered by Jeremy "Fingerz" Lawton (of Big Head Todd fame, and who also co-produced Segundo) and features some very special guests including Jesse Dayton, Scott Biram, John Macy, and more. We are having a big party on January 28th at Herman's Hideaway to celebrate its release. Joining us that night will be Jesse Dayton, BuckWild, and Angie Stevens. It promises to be a great night of music and good times. Please check back for cool upcoming announcements.
November 7, 2005: KYGO (98.5 FM) will be playing "Country Song" for the Catfish Catch of the Day somewhere between 6:15 and 6:45 tonight (Monday 11/7/05). This will mark the first time ever that the Railbenders have received airplay by KYGO, which is the #1 station in Colorado and one of the biggest country stations in the nation. They will then open the phone lines to callers and get their feedback on the song. Thank you to KYGO Please tune in.
November 3, 2005: The Railbenders have a song on the upcoming "Mountain Homegrown Volume 4" CD. The CD will premiere this Sunday, November 6, 2005, on "Breakfast with the Beatles" hosted by Archer (99.5 FM on your radio dial!). Special guest Jake Schroeder, from the Mountain Homegrown Show, will join him. Tell all your friends to listen! Tracks from the disc will also be featured each day starting Monday November 7, 2005. The CD will be released on Thursday, November 17, 2005. There will be a release party the same day from 6pm until 8pm and you are all invited!
Volume 4 will be available to the public starting Friday, November 18, 2005 at Brothers BBQ locations around town.
September 12, 2005: We'll be playing a benefit for Kyle Cohrs Sunday, September 18, along with the amazing Buckwild, and the Honky Tonk Hangovers. The benefit starts at 1 PM. Click HERE for details on our friend Kyle Cohrs, who was involved in a terrible motocross accident. Later that night we'll head over to Herman's to join another benefit concert for Hurricane Katrina.
September 11, 2005: The Railbenders will open for Pat Green at the Fillmore on Saturday, September 24, 2005.
September 7, 2005: Jim and Tyson performed live on 99.5, The Mountain, on Wednesday 9/7, as part of a pledge drive for Hurricane Katrina victims and helped raise over $20,000 along with Firefall, Mik and Don (Brethren Fast), Opie Gone Bad, Jeremy Lawton (Big Head Todd), and Chris Barber (Spiv). Thanks to all of you who called in. The phones were slammed all day.
August 3, 2005: The Railbenders will open for Dwight Yoakam at the Paramount Theatre on Wednesday, August 10, 2005. Also, new tee-shirts have finally arrived! They will be available at Herman's Hideaway this Saturday.
July 14, 2005: Thanks to all of you who made it to Red Rocks on 7/12/05. It was an amazing experience playing on that legendary stage. It was great to see so many familiar faces in the crowd. Thanks so much.
June 20, 2005: We want to thank all the extremely dedicated music fans for showing up and standing in the heat for our 6:30 set at the LoDo Music Fest' on Saturday. It was great to see so many people show up at our stage. We had a great time and met a lot of cool new people. Thank you, thank you, thank you...
June 3, 2005: The Railbenders are part of a benefit next Friday, June 10 at the Gothic Theatre. The Fong Jones band is spearheading this effort and has asked us to help out. The goal is to try to raise money to help the family of Kayla Ackerman. Kayla, a first grader attending Singing Hills Elementary in Elizabeth Colorado, has been suffering from brain tumors since the age of two. Her father Todd and mother Janine are faced with over $50,000.00 in medical expenses accrued over nine operations not covered by their insurance. To add insult to injury, Kayla's mother Janine was recently diagnosed with Cancer.
The concert starts at 8 PM and includes a diverse mix of music including Bobby Doran, D.O.R.K, the Railbenders, and the Fong Jones Band. There will be a silent auction held between band sets. Some of the featured items in the auction are a hat & Football signed by Denver Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer, an acoustic guitar (donated by Music-Go-Round) signed by all of the acts on the benefit bill and concert photos of some of the hottest national music acts donated by photographer's Rodney Tanaka, John Griswold, Soren McCarty & Lisa Siciliano. All proceeds from the show will go directly to the Ackerman family in hopes of decreasing their financial burden. So come down and enjoy a great night of music and know that you helped out where you could.
May 18, 2005: Join us Thursday, May 19th, from 4pm-6:30pm) after the Rockies/Giants game at the Falling Rock Taphouse at 1819 Blake St. (a half block from Coors Field) There will be specials on Dale's Pale Ale and Old Chub Scottish Style Ale, and free stuff from KCUV! And don't forget the annual Railbenders BBQ at the Larimer Lounge is this Sunday, May 22nd. There will be music, food, and booze all afternoon. See www.larimerlounge.com for all the juicy details.
May 7, 2005: The Railbenders are proud to be a part of a big charity event Saturday May 7 at Coors Field. The Roy Ride is an annual motorcycle ride and poker run benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Center at Children's Hospital. Tickets are $10 and include parking, a drink ticket, BBQ lunch, hot rod and custom car show and the huge concert featuring Brethren Fast, Local 33, Ethyl and the Regulars, Time Well Spent and us! Kids under 12 are free. All proceeds from ticket sales go directly to Children's Hospital. For more details and directions on the Ride and Rally go to the website: www.theroyfoundation.org
April 28, 2005: The Railbenders will perform on the main stage at Red Rocks on 7/12 as part of the Film on the Rocks series. The movie, "Unforgiven", starring Clint Eastwood will follow.
April 8, 2005: New today ->>> Railbenders Radio <<<- playing live songs, outtakes, other bands, and more...
March 20, 2005: On Wednesday morning, April 13, Jim will be a guest DJ on The "G. Brown Palace" on KCUV(1510-AM) from 8-9AM. Streaming is available on-line for those out of state who want to hear the show.
March 16, 2005: Show updates: In case you haven't noticed yet, the 3/18 show in Pueblo is cancelled, but we are instead playing at Bender's with some great acts (click on SHOWS). Also, due to scheduling conflicts, we are not playing at the Budweiser Event Center on 4/2. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause.
March 7, 2005: Today the newly designed website is up and running. There is still much to be done but it's a great start and we'd like send a huge thanks to our webmaster Michelle for her hard work. Please send any suggestions, comments, compliments, etc. to email@example.com..
January 5, 2005: Happy New Year all. A few updates. We are bringing back the man with the rock 'n' roll plan, Eddie Spaghetti of the Supersuckers (www.supersuckers.com,) to Herman's Hideaway on January 21st. If you remember last year's show with Eddie, then you know how fun this will be. Opening will be that kick-ass new band, Ten Cent Redemption. Get ready. We have a whole slew of new shows on the Shows page. We're gearin' up our new songs, and we are playing a bunch of new venues so we're looking forward to the next couple of months and we hope to see you out there!
November 2, 2004: The Railbenders in-studio performance of "Whiskey Rain" on 99.5 the Mountain has been selected as 1 of 13 songs from local artists to be included in the soon-to-be released Mountain Homegrown Vol. 2. We've also been asked to play at the CD release party on Thursday, November, 18th at Sing Sing. There is no cover and the party starts at 6PM.
October 15, 2004: Catch the Railbenders live on 1510-AM, KCUV as part of their 1-year anniversary weekend celebration.
October 1, 2004: The Railbenders have been invited to play at Reno Divorce's European Tour kick-off party at Benders on Oct. 29. We will be paying tribute to the Ramones that night, doing a short set of all Ramones songs. Don't miss it.
August 24, 2004: "New Dale's Pale Ale 12-Packs include CD of beer-blessed tunes from Denver's Americana station (1510-AM Oskar Blues Brewery -- makers of hand-canned Dale's Pale Ale and Old Chub -- is releasing the fourth installment in its acclaimed "Singing 12-Pack" series. Specially marked Singing 12-packs of Dale's Pale Ale include a limited-release, six-song sampler of beer-minded songs from national and Colorado artists played on KCUV-AM 1510, Denver, Colorado's new Americana music station. The disc opens with ìBeer Run,î by renowned Texas singer/songwriter Todd Snyder, and the theme to KCUV's Friday segment. The CD also includes "Bubblegum & Beer" by the Supersuckers, a legendary Seattle rock band that has also released a trio of vintage-minded country CDs. Texas honky tonk legend Dale Watson appears on the disc with a live cut of his "A Couple of Beers Ago". The CD's world-class local tunes include "Someone Take This Bottle" (by the Railbenders), "New Town" (Buckskin Stallion) and "Ranch Party" (Dalhart Imperials)."
July 21, 2004: The Railbenders made the Top Ten of the Denver Post's "fourth annual best underground bands."
July 15, 2004: The Railbenders were voted "Best Country/Bluegrass/Folk" band in the Westword Music Showcase 2004. It was an honor to be included among several outstanding bands including the Honky Tonk Hangovers, Buckskin Stallion, The Reals, and Red Cloud. Thanks to all who voted!
July 12, 2004: The Railbenders have been selected for a Coors Original sponsorship.
July 7, 2004: We were honored to be asked to play Coors Amphitheater for the 2004 John Elway Foundation Benefit this year. We also performed at the event in 2003, opening for John Michael Montgomery.
June 27, 2004: We had the privilege of opening up for the Charlie Daniels Band this past Saturday and it was amazing. The crowd was super cool to us and Charlie was nothing short of one of the nicest guys we've ever met. We are one damn lucky band.
June 8, 2004: The band is Nashville-bound this week. They'll be playing at legendary Robert's Western World, located in the city's honky tonk district on Broadway. There is a lot going on in Nashville this week as it is the CMA Music Fest/ (formerly known as Fan Fair). Click here to check out what's happening there this week.
June 7, 2004: Good news/bad news. Bad news first: we had to cancel our slot at the Westword Music Showcase. Good news: The reason we had to cancel is because we landed a gig at the Budweiser Events Center opening for the Charlie Daniels Band. Opening up for a country legend like Charlie Daniels is truly an honor and we are looking forward to the concert. We'd really love to see you all there. For more information and tickets, see Budweiser Events Center.
June 5, 2004: Big thanks to everyone who made it out to the Blue Mule last Thursday for the Coors sponsorship audition. We didn't know it was going to happen, but they picked a "winner" for the night and we happened to be that lucky band. There were a lot of great bands that night too! We drew the last slot of the night (midnight!) and we still had an amazing turnout. We can't thank you guys enough.
June 2, 2004: Click here for free tickets to the show, Thursday, June 3 at the Blue Mule (1642 Market, Denver)
May 11, 2004: We'll be on the radio Monday night, May 17th doing an interview with Jake Schroeder (host of the the Mountain Home Grown Hour), as well as playing some songs live in the studio. Tune into 99.5 FM at 11:00 pm.
May 3, 2004: We entered a song contest a few weeks ago put on by WSM Radio (Nashville) and Merle Haggard. Well, we just found out we made the top 30, out of over 300 entries from around the world. Next cut is down to 4 (where the winner will be decided by Merle Haggard). If you are interested in helping decide the winning song, you can go to www.wsmonline.com and rank each song. The winner gets flown to New Mexico to open the UFO Fest featuring Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson on July 3rd, 2004, plus receive a chance to record with Merle Haggard.
April 12, 2004: We want to thank everyone for coming out to the shows the past few months. We have played pretty much non-stop since "Segundo" came out in January and the support has way beyond our expectations. This Friday's show at the Larimer Lounge will be our last show until May 21. We're going to be working on many things during our break. For one, we've been recruited to work on some commercial stuff (TV and Radio) for Black Hawk Casinos. Some of you may remember that we recorded music for a Colorado Lottery television commercial a couple of years ago. Well, that same company has asked us back, and Jim has already been working with them on music for both radio and TV spots. Speaking of TV, we're going to be involved in a local public access television production by none other than Maris the Great. Also, Graham is doing his "homework" learning Supersuckers material because he has been recruited to play 2 dates on their tour. He'll be filling in for Mike Murderburger in Park City, Utah and Colorado Springs, CO on April 28th, and 29th respectively. Oh yeah, and between all this stuff, we're working on our new songs and planning a trip to Nashville.
March 15, 2004: Big thanks to everyone who made it to the big Eddie Spaghetti/Railbenders/Dalhart Imperials at Herman's Hideaway Friday night. What a hell of a great time. Thanks for being there. I think we have a lot pictures of you all and we'll get those posted soon. Next show is at Tavern 13 (Tyson's bar) this Wednesday 3/17 (St. Patty's Day!). We'll be doing an acoustic set from 8-10, so come on down and don't forget to bring the, er, wear the green.
March 3, 2004: I think we've outdone ourselves this time, friends. I've managed to con Eddie Spaghetti of the world famous Supersuckers to come play with us next Friday, March 12th at Herman's Hideaway.
Yep, that's right, us Railbender guys are using our own hard earned money to fly Eddie out from Seattle to play at Herman's with us. For those who don't know, the Supersuckers have been rockin' this world the right way for many years. But they also like to do the country thing, and they do it well. They've even appeared on Jay Leno as Willie Nelson's band. And Willie is no flunkie when it comes to choosing a good band to back him up.
Eddie recently released his solo country record, "the Sauce", and will also be doing a live performance on KCUV radio (1510-AM) that Friday at 2:00 in the afternoon. He'll also be at Twist & Shout doing an in-store performance at 4PM that same day. Finally, later that night he'll join us, along with our good friends, the Dalhart Imperials for one big night of pure country musical delight at Herman's Hideaway. The Dalhart Imperials will take the stage first, then Eddie (and maybe some special guests), and then we'll close the night out. Can I get a "hell yeah?" - Jim
We'd appreciate it if those of you who are planning on going would hit our website message board and let us know if you're thinking about coming to the show so we can get an idea of how well this show will do. Getting sleepy....
February 29, 2004: Big, big news... Eddie Spaghetti, who sings and plays bass for the "Greatest Rock-n-Roll Band in the World", the Supersuckers, will be joining us on Friday, March 12th at Herman's Hideaway. He's also the guy that we tied up and dragged into the studio and told him if he ever wanted to see his hometown of Seattle again, he'd better sing. And sing he did. As most of you know, he sings on "O.D.'d in Denver" and "Sweet Caroline". Don't miss this rare chance to see him perform at Herman's (first ever appearance) in support of his recently released, "the Sauce", which features very cool renditions of songs by some of the greatest country artists ever including the likes of Haggard, Cash, Kristofferson, and more. Oh yeah, and we're playing that night too..
February 25, 2004: The band will have a small write-up in this Friday's Denver Post - see Kat Valentine's column in the Arts & Entertainment section. She'll be promoting Friday's show at the Climax with Halden Wofford & the Hi-Beams.
February 22, 2004: Big thanks to those who drove 45 minutes to Loveland to see the band at the White Buffalo last weekend. You guys kick ass. Jim even pulled out his Black Falcon for the freaky fan on the message board.
February 16, 2004: John Moore/Denver Post reviewed "Segundo" in yesterday's Sunday Post. Check it out at: http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36~78~1953173,00.html
January 23, 2004: We want to extend a very big thank you to everyone who made it to our CD release party at Herman's Hideaway. According to Herman's, there were over 700 people counted at the door that night. We sold out of CD's, and we had a hell of good time. Thanks for the whiskey too.