Introducing The Railroaders

The RailroadersA new bluegrass band called The Railroaders has formed this spring, uniting four talented bluegrass veterans with combined experienced in excess of 100 years. Their members come from Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Maryland.

Shayne Bartley is on mandolin and vocals, Darren Beachley on bass and vocals, Greg Luck on guitar and vocals, and David Carroll on banjo. Between them, these four have worked with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, IIIrd Tyme Out, American Drive, Unlimited Tradition, The James King Band, The Darrell Webb Band and many other successful touring groups.

The Railroaders have signed with Buddy Lee Attractions in Nashville for representation. Sherry Graf with Buddy Lee says of their latest addition:

“I am honored to welcome The Railroaders to the BLA family. They are true artists in every sense of the word and I can’t wait to begin working with them and their team to take their music to new heights.”

Greg Luck is also working with Alan Bibey & Grasstowne, to whom he has given a first commitment, so The Railroaders will be working around their schedule.

This should be a hard charging, hard driving contemporary bluegrass act, with Beachley’s high tenor matching well with Luck’s lower pitched voice. Carroll may be lesser known on the banjo, but he plays with a fire that you won’t soon forget, and Bartley is a seasoned hand on the mandolin.

They are headed into the studio this week to produce a debut single, with a full album project to follow.

The Railroaders are currently accepting dates for 2016 and beyond. You can find more information on their web site, or on Facebook.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.