Jim Gaudet &The Railroad Boys
Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys make one feel as if they're traveling in time, maybe back to Louisiana in
1963. Mel Guarino of The Bluebillies said, There is no other band that I know that can sound so modern and
yet so classic and nostalgic. It's at once, "Old Timey" and Timeless, echoing the sound and feel of maybe
Hank Williams or the Stanley Brothers, with a "hill-billy" edge.
Grey Fox producer, Mary Tyler Doub, one of the leading movers and shakers in the world of bluegrass music,
stated What spoke to me first were Jims songs and his voice. He didnt sound like other singers and I like that
uniqueness very much. His lyrics and melodies struck me as fresh and powerful. I wanted those songs and that
energy and that sound at Grey Fox. Their talent was obvious, their personalities disarming and it was clear
they were a perfect fit for the festival. Our friendship was instant and I felt a level of trust that you rarely find
in this business. These guys are the real deal.
Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys specialize in a progressively flavored bluegrass sound often containing
wickedly funny, all original, satirical lyrics. They are consistently entertaining and have attracted an avid, loyal
audience. Don't miss an opportunity to see this band which offers a change of pace and a lot of up tempo
fun." --Ted Lehmann, Nominated annually for the IBMA Print/Media Person of The Year
WAMU, Washington, DC, Bluegrass Country host Katy Daley said, Loved having you on the show, please
plan on coming back with your new CD. You are an excellent songwriter and if l lived in the Albany area, l
would be a regular at your gigs." Their performance so impressed the NPR station's producers, was chosen to
be rebroadcast on the popular show, Editor's Picks.
Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys have played four International Bluegrass Music Association festivals that all
have a history of being voted festivals of the year: Wintergrass, Seattle (WA); Joe Val Boston (MA); Podunk
Hartford (CT), Grey Fox in Oak Hill (NY); and in addition, The Railroad Boys were selected to fill a coveted spot
in IBMA's 2013 Bluegrass Ramble in Raleigh, NC. The band has had the honor of appearing on the Music City
Roots Live from The Factory PBS television broadcast and are looking forward to a return date soon. The band
was honored to have been featured in a full length profile article in the February 2016 issue of the highly
respected Bluegrass Unlimited magazine.
THE SONGS The Railroad Boys are excited and proud to be in the process of releasing their fifth and most
recent CD project. When It Rains is a collection of fourteen unique and creatively original songs written and
arranged by Jim Gaudet. When It Rains as in previous releases, once again touches upon Jims stories and
songs as they wind their way through various themes. You can find yourself on a trip downtown (Going On
Downtown), or a journey to Saratoga, NY (Going Up To Saratoga), maybe proving your love with a tattoo (Ink
My Name), or realizing luck may be in your future (Lucky Day).
THE RAILROAD BOYS PHILOSOPHY lt is the basic belief of The RR Boys that audience participation leads to a
deeper and more meaningful connection. It is typical to hear the band's audience enthusiastically whooping it
up during songs like their signature shout along titled "So Far So Good" or maybe dancing to If It Aint
Cajun. The RR Boy's closeness with their listeners is obvious no matter where they perform. They
consistently bridge the gap between themselves and their audience, essentially creating one big down home
family who've been brought together by their shared experience through Jim and The RR Boys songs and
THE BAND The band supports Gaudet's song writing and arrangements with just the right amount
of gusto and drive. The group consists of Jim Gaudet, guitar, singer, songwriter, Bobby Ristau,
upright bass and backing vocals, Sten Isachsen, mandolin and backing vocals, and either special
guests Sara Milonovich or Tucker Callander, on fiddle and backing vocals.
Valatie Community Theatre (View)
3031 Main Street
Valatie, NY 12184
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