With styles that range from bluegrass to country to rock to folk to Americana, Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys have played four International Bluegrass Music Association festivals: Wintergrass, Seattle; Joe Val Boston; Podunk Hartford, Grey Fox in Oak Hill. The Railroad Boys were selected to fill a coveted spot in IBMA’s 2013 Bluegrass Ramble in Raleigh, NC. The band had the honor of appearing on the Music City Roots: Live from The Factory on PBS. “What spoke to me first were Jim’s songs and his voice. He didn’t 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,” said Producer Mary Tyler Doub. “These guys are the real deal.” 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
Due to mansion restoration work, this season of concerts will be held adjacent to the main parking lot, near the Arryl House ruins. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket, as seating will not be provided. Picnic dinners are welcome, but please leave your alcoholic beverages at home. Registration is recommended, but not required.