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Railbenders at Denver Day of Rock

 

 

About

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.

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Discography

Live at the Bluebird 12/18/2015 (2015)

Time to Ride cover

Time to Ride (2014)

Like a Wheel album cover

Like a Wheel (2009)

Rock 'n' Rail album cover

Rock 'n' Rail New Year's Eve (2008)

News

2016:

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!

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Photos & Video

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Live at the Bluebird 12/18/2015 (2015)

The Medicine Show
I Drive a Truck
Drop Me Off at the Honky Tonk
Drivin' Back to Denver
Lincoln's
Midnight Train
Drinkin' Buddies
It's Time to Party
Like a Wheel
Black Chrome Horse
One Foot in the Grave
Glass Picket Fence
Country Song
Southbound
I-70 Westbound
Whiskey Rain

Time to Ride cover

Time to Ride (2014)

(single)

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)

Showdown
Gunfight
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
Payphone
Sweet Caroline
The Hangover Song

Southbound album cover

Southbound (2001)

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

Contact

Management/Booking: Jim Dalton jd@railbenders.com

Website and Merchandise: www.railbenders.com

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

Contact the band:

jd@railbenders.com
tyson@railbenders.com
graham@railbenders.com
tony@railbenders.com

 

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