Past Shows

Past Shows

The Suitcase Junket

December 08, 2017 | Rusty Rail Live

The Suitcase Junket is back ! His last show at the Rusty Rail was fantastic.. don’t miss this one. Read More

Rusty Rail Live Presents - A Special Double Bill With:
The Lowest Pair & The Brother Brothers

November 10, 2017 | Rusty Rail Live

The Lowest Pair - Old Time Americana
The Lowest Pair features the duel banjo picking of Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee. Draped in Kendl’s high lonesome harmonies and Palmer’s Midwest croon. "With their bare-bones instrumentation and country-inspired, heartstring-tugging narratives, The Lowest Pair might be one of the best under-the-radar Americana duos today.” - PASTE MAGAZINE, Hillary Saunders


The Brother Brothers - Perfect Sibling Harmonies
A sound is striking and undeniably captivating. Often leaning towards the darker, moody elements of Appalachian folk, and bluegrass traditions, their songs are laden with near perfect sibling harmonies or unison singing, compelling writing, and imaginative arrangements. "They're the real deal.They know old-time two-part harmony from the inside, and that fraternal resonance is there to be clearly heard." - Mark Simos (Allison Krauss, Del McCoury) Read More

Slam Allen
with very special guest: Gabe Stillman & the Billtown Giants

November 03, 2017 | Rusty Rail Live

National Blues Music Award nominated Slam Allen is one of the last of the “Real Deal” singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainers; playing soul and blues the way it’s supposed to be done: Heart felt, joyous, and full of love and entertainment! One of the last links who was there to learn from B.B. King, James Brown, Wilson Picket, James Cotton, Otis Redding, and Muddy Waters. Slam is a living treasure that will remind you of how music can really make you feel good. Read More

Nate Myers

October 20, 2017 | Rusty Rail Live

Nate Myers & The Aces have rightfully gained their place as one of the most entertaining and respected bands in Central Pennsylvania, with a sound that is smoking hot. --Jeffrey Allen Federowicz, The Daily Item Read More

Eilen Jewell

October 06, 2017 | Rusty Rail Live

Honesty, confidence, and respect permeate Eilen Jewell’s music…and that gorgeous voice makes you feel like she’s singing just for you, out on the breezy back porch or by a crackling campfire. She does so much, so well. Read More

Robbie Fulks

September 29, 2017 | Rusty Rail Live

2017 Grammy Nominee, Robbie Fulks, returns to the Rusty Rail Live Stage ! Nominated for two 2017 Grammy Awards: Best Folk Album, ” Upland Stories “ and Best American Roots Song, "Alabama at Night". Named in 2016 best-of-the-year lists by Rolling Stone, NPR Music, NPR Fresh Air, The Guardian, Salon, Chicago Tribune, and more! Read More

Driftwood

September 15, 2017 | Rusty Rail Live

The energy of rock n’ roll is impossible to categorize – mercurial, specific to its beholder and profoundly reflective. From the Binghamton, New York music scene comes Driftwood, a band with a rock n’ roll soul and a folk art mind. Read More

Miss Melanie and the Valley Rats

August 25, 2017 | Rusty Rail Live

"Featuring former Queen Bee and the Blue Hornet Band alumni Mark Ross on guitar and organist Rev. James Horton, the Valley Rats provide the smooth and grooving backdrops for new singing sensation Melanie Morrison." -- Jim Price, Pennsylvania Read More

Dana Fuchs

August 11, 2017 | Rusty Rail Live

Rusty Rail Live Proudly Presents Dana Fuchs and the “ Broken Down Acoustic Sessions “ Dana has been described as sultry and incendiary. She howls, she moans, she whispers. She looks like an angel, sings like the devil and swears like a trucker. Just that combination is enough to wreck you . . . Read More

Anthony Gomes

July 21, 2017 | Rusty Rail Live

Anthony Gomes has been creating virtuosic, burning blues since his recorded debut in 1998. His authentic voice and the formidable guitar chops place him in the forefront of modern blues. We are excited to welcome him on our stage! Read More

Rivers

July 07, 2017 | Rusty Rail Live

“Rivers is an all-acoustic trio. Whether playing in or out on the streets this group changes it up and throws it down with surprising song and sound. Indie meet folk, folk meet pop and pop meet Rivers.” Read More

The Ballroom Thieves

June 23, 2017 | Rusty Rail Live

Excited and honored to have Bostons award winning trio, The Ballroom Thieves on our stage ! Winners of Live Artist of the Year , Americana Artist of the Year, and Folk Artist of the Year, 2016 Boston Music Awards. Read More

Selwyn Birchwood

June 09, 2017 | Rusty Rail Live

We welcome back Selwyn Birchwood! Touring in support of his new hard hitting - cutting edge album, "Pick your Poison." The new release, along with his incendiary live performances, prove without a doubt, his status as the blues' most sensational young talent. Read More

Alexis P. Suter

May 26, 2017 | Rusty Rail Live

Alexis and her band burst on to the music scene at Levon Helm’s legendary Midnight Rambles, where they became regulars, performing for over 2 years and 100 shows. A true vocal phenomenon, Alexis P. Sutter IS BACK at the Rusty Rail! Read More

Ari Hest

May 12, 2017 | Rusty Rail Live

Congratulations to Ari Hest on his 2017 Grammy Nomination with Judy Collins for best Folk Album “Silver Skies Blue." We’re excited to have Ari with his band return to the Rusty Rail Stage! Read More

Albert Cummings

April 21, 2017 | Rusty Rail Live

“A barrage of guitar pyrotechnics that calls to mind a grand mix of the styles of past masters like Albert King, Freddie King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimmie Hendrix.” – "Bluesprint Magazine" Read More

Bob Randall with The Nashville Connection

April 14, 2017 | Rusty Rail Live

Catch Bob on stage for Fan Appreciation Night. The first 100 ticket buyers receive a free download of Bob’s latest CD 'You Started a Fire,' compliments of Bob in appreciation of his fans. Read More

Gabe Stillman & The Billtown Giants

April 07, 2017 | Rusty Rail Live

By Popular Demand, Gabe hits the stage at the Rusty Rail with a feel-good, fire-breathin’ freight train of blues. Gabe Stillman & The Billtown Giants is a musical force to be reckoned with! Read More

Victor Wainwright & The Wildroots

March 24, 2017 | Rusty Rail Live

2016 BLUES MUSIC AWARD NOMINEE BB KING ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR BAND OF THE YEAR, AND PIANO PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2015 BOOM TOWN BILLBOARD TOP 10, #5 2013 & 2014 PIANO PLAYER OF THE YEAR (BMA) Read More

Popa Chubby

February 24, 2017 | Rusty Rail Live

Larger than life bluesman Popa Chubby is a powerful force out of the New York blues scene. His newest release, "The Catfish," offers up the badass attitude that defines the self-proclaimed “King Of The New York City Blues.” Read More

Driftwood

February 10, 2017 | Rusty Rail Live

From the Binghamton, New York, music scene comes Driftwood, a band with a rock 'n’ roll soul and a folk-art mind. Carving out a name for themselves with electrifying live performances, they bring one of the most unique, raw sounds to the Americana/roots music scene. Read More

Crystal Bowersox

January 27, 2017 | Rusty Rail Live

There’s a sincerity and authenticity about Season 9 American Idol Runner-up that captivated millions of hearts. She has performed alongside of Harry Connick Jr., Joe Cocker, Alanis Morrisette, Michael Franti and BB King. Catch Crystal for a special night at the Rusty Rail. Read More

The Suitcase Junket

January 13, 2017 | Rusty Rail Live

The Suitcase Junket is back! His last show at the Rusty Rail was fantastic - don't miss this one! Read More

The Frank Wicher Band

December 30, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

Susquehanna Valley's own The Frank Wicher Band is back again at the Rusty Rail! Read More

The Black Lillies

December 16, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

Born in the rumbling cab of a stone truck and aged in the oak of Tennessee’s smoky night haunts, The Black Lillies have quickly risen to the forefront of the Americana scene. Read More

Wild Adriatic

December 02, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

Calling to mind the soulful, dynamic sounds of 70s giants such as Led Zeppelin, Humble Pie, and Free's early years .... Read More

Henhouse Prowlers

November 18, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

11 years in the making, Chicago’s Henhouse Prowlers have built a reputation for hard work and non-stop touring, playing music inspired by the roots of bluegrass. Read More

The Steel Wheels

November 04, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

"What sets The Steel Wheels from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia apart from many bands is the combination of their stellar instrumentals, accentuated by ...." - Country Standard Time Read More

Raven and The Wren w/ Special Guest The Probables

October 28, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

Raven and The Wren is back from their summer tour with more swagger, grit and miles to their music. Read More

Chicken Tractor Deluxe

October 21, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

Ladies and Gentlemen … the one, the only, long awaited, storied magicians of song. Gasp in amazement at the wondrous curiosity. Be astonished at this evening's magnificent spectacle. A cyclone of fun, free from vulgarity, yet daring. A night filled with mystery, intrigue and amazement you can’t afford to miss! Seriously. Read More

Jason Eady

October 14, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

A bit of Texas here on our stage ... catch the great songs of Jason Eady. Jason’s inspired new album Daylight and Dark embraces multiple styles of die-hard country music to weave together 11 songs about the deep, messy details of love and life. Read More

Swampcandy

October 07, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

They are a nasty deep blues duo that sounds like a full band. The blues they play is the dirty old Mississippi kind and they will make you stomp your feet and clap your hands. Read More

Driftwood

September 30, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

From the Binghamton, New York music scene comes Driftwood, a band with a rock n’ roll soul and a folk art mind. Carving out a name for themselves with electrifying live performances. They bring one of the most unique, raw sounds to the Americana/roots music scene. Read More

Willie Watson

September 16, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

Willie Watson - founding member of Old Crow Medicine Show and direct from his recent tour as part of the Dave Rawlings Machine - will put on an intimate show as part of Rusty Rail Live. Read More

Rusty Rail Live Presents Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder at the State Theatre

September 15, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

Rusty Rail Live is going on the road! Join us at the State Theatre in State College, PA for fourteen-time GRAMMY® Award-winner Ricky Skaggs. Read More

Chris Rattie and The Brush Valley Rumblers with special guest The Tommy Roberts

September 09, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

Chris Rattie and The Brush Valley Rumblers play songs that contain raw emotion, up's and down's, victories and failures and are delivered by a rowdy powerhouse band. Read More

Rivers

September 02, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

No genre can truly describe the musical stylings of the Harrisburg-based, folk-funk-pop fusion trio, Rivers. Read More

Angela Perley and The Howlin' Moons

August 26, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

Armed with electric guitars, swooning vocals and songs that split the difference between rock and roll and dreamy psychedelia. Read More

Dangermuffin

August 19, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

Easy, breezy melodies and soul-shaking grooves radiate from this genre-bending roots trio. Dangermuffin brings thoughtful tunes that are both heartfelt and truthful. Their haunting harmonies and go-with-the-flow vibe invite their listeners to kick back, relax and be consumed by the ethereal rhythmic backbone and inspiring messages Dangermuffin has to offer. Read More

Victor Wainwright and The Wild Roots

August 05, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

2016 Blues Music Award Nominee, BB King Entertainer of the Year, Band of the Year and Piano Player of the Year. 2015 Boom Town Billboard Top #5 and 2013 and 2014 Piano Player of the Year (BMA). Read More

Pa Crude

July 22, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

Rusty Rail's own Scott Bachman and company bring Pa. Crude's premium blues to the Rusty Rail Live stage. Read More

The Marcus King Band

July 15, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

Guitar prodigy and rising star, Marcus King released his debut album on Warren Haynes' Evil Teen label. His psychedelia, rock, improvisation, soul and acoustic sounds blend into a deeply rooted, highly personal 12-song set titled Soul Insight. Read More

Upstate Rubdown

July 14, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

The next time someone complains that "they don't make them like they used to," feel free to grab their ear and point them in the direction of Upstate Rubdown. Read More

The Fred Eaglesmith Traveling Steam Show

July 08, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

Eaglesmith, a songwriter’s songwriter, has a depth that is informed by miles of experience as a true road dog. Read More

Stephen Kellogg with special guest Hailey Steel

July 01, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

This a rare opportunity! You do not want to miss Stephen's performance on our stage and in an intimate setting. Read More

Miss Melanie and The Valley Rats

June 24, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

"Featuring former Queen Bee and the Blue Hornet Band alumni Mark Ross on guitar and organist Rev. James Horton, the Valley Rats provide the smooth and grooving backdrops for new singing sensation Melanie Morrison." -- Jim Price, Pennsylvania Musician Read More

Davina and the Vagabonds

June 17, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

All the soul, swagger and emotion of Davina and the Vagabonds hits the Rusty Rail Live stage once again. Her last performance was fantastic - don't miss her return! Read More

Cedric Burnside Project

June 10, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

Direct from the Mississippi Hill Country to the Rusty Rail Live stage, Cedric is back for an encore performance! Catch this vibe again, or see it for the first time, and find out what everyone has been talking about. Read More

The Frank Wicher Band

June 03, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

The Susquehanna Valley's very own Frank Wicher Band is coming to the Rusty Rail Live stage! Read More

Pure Cane Sugar

May 20, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

The sultry voices, soulful harmonies and alluring energy of Pure Cane Sugar will be live at the Rusty Rail. Read More

Samantha Fish with Special Guest Lightnin' Malcolm

May 14, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

This 2012 Blues Music Award Winner hits the Rusty Rail Live stage in support of her third studio release Wild Heart, produced by Luther Dickinson (The North Mississippi Allstars/Black Crowes). She is joined on stage by Lightnin' Malcolm (North Mississippi Allstars). Read More

The Suitcase Junket

May 06, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

Internationally touring, slide-guitar playing, throat-singing one-man-band. Read More

Hackensaw Boys

April 28, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

“Steeped in generations of melody and shadings of old-time mountain and string band.”— No Depression Read More

Yarn

April 22, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

Rusty Rail Live is proud to present Yarn, hitting the stage with only a few weeks left before the release of their new record. Read More

An evening with
Robbie Fulks

April 15, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

Robbie plays by nobody’s rules–except the ones he hears in his head. He is prodigiously talented, with the soul of a country singer and the mind of a vaudevillian. Read More

Dom Flemons Duo

April 08, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

Co-founder of Carolina Chocolate Drops, Dom is the “American Songster” pulling from traditions of old-time folk music to create new sounds. Read More

Ari Hest

April 06, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

Hest's music has been featured in media, most notably The Lincoln Lawyer with his 2011 song "Now" as well as TV shows Private Practice, Army Wives, and One Tree Hill. Recently, Ari's song "The Landlord" appeared in an episode of NPR's "All Things Considered" Read More

Aaron Lee Tasjan

April 01, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

ALT is back - and this time with the full band! If you missed his stellar solo performance at the Rusty Rail back in November, you do not want to miss this one - it’s going to be great! Read More

An Evening With
Jim Lauderdale

March 25, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

Multiple Grammy® and Americana Music Association Award-winning musician and one of the most respected artists working the Americana, Bluegrass and Country music communities today. Read More

Cornmeal

March 18, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

"To sum it all up, it’s balls out bluegrass which makes Slow Street such a welcome return. Longtime fans can affirm the group’s prowess while newcomers may scratch their heads and wonder why they hadn’t taken notice well before now. When it comes to making their music, Cornmeal possess all the necessary additives." -Lee Zimmerman Glide Magazine Read More

Rivers and Rust

March 17, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

Featuring Kyle Cook of Matchbox Twenty and Sheila Marshall, the bluesy Texas songstress. Read More

Wild Adriatic

March 11, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

Calling to mind the soulful, dynamic sounds of 70s giants such as Led Zeppelin, Humble Pie and Free's early years. Read More

The Hello Strangers

March 04, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

"A satisfying mix of smart songwriting and memorable melodies —not to mention the undeniable sibling harmonies." - Craig Shelburne, CMT Edge Read More

Raven and the Wren

February 26, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

Raven and the Wren offer a modern take on classic American-roots music. Read More

Cedric Burnside Project
North Mississippi Hill Country Blues

February 19, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

North Mississippi Hill Country Blues at its best-. Grandson of the legendary RL Burnside- Winner of FIVE Blues Music Awards USA- Best Drummer/ Best New Artist A powerhouse duo featuring Cedric Burnside on Drums/ Vocals/ Guitar and the amazing Trent Ayers on Electric Guitar. Read More

Radio Birds

February 12, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

Plain-Old Rock and Roll Music with a distinctly hairy touch. Read More

Davina and The Vagabonds

February 04, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

“Sowers’ vocals are unreal. She simultaneously evokes Adele and Bessie Smith, and the band’s sound is vintagey and fresh, a modern take on old-time blues and jazz.” –PennLive Read More

David Pulizzi and Graveyard Rooster

January 22, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

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"Imaginative, profound, sad, realistic and courageous. Well done." —Richard James, freelance entertainment correspondent, Williamsport Sun-Gazette Read More

An evening with:
Gill Landry of Old Crow Medicine Show

January 08, 2016 | Rusty Rail Live

"Now he's released a self-titled solo album, which begs the question: Is there no end to the quality songs this man can create? Because this is one fantastic album!" - Axs Read More

Girls Guns & Glory

December 17, 2015 | Rusty Rail Live

“A dynamic and dynamite night of alt-country…You won’t want to miss.” -WASHINGTON POST Read More

An evening with:
Eric Ian Farmer & Sean Farley

December 09, 2015 | Rusty Rail Live

A killer duo of local, renowned songwriters. Read More

Aaron Lee Tasjan

November 25, 2015 | Rusty Rail Live

“Looking for moments of dark humor amongst the genius —that’s Tasjan at his core,”-says Rolling Stone “…honest…fresh…something for everyone…”– USA Today Read More

Patrick Sweany

November 18, 2015 | Rusty Rail Live

On a given night (or on a given album) he'll swing through blues, folk, soul, bluegrass, maybe some classic 50s rock, or a punk speedball. He's a musical omnivore. Read More

Possessed by Paul James

November 06, 2015 | Rusty Rail Live

Many witnesses to the Possessed By Paul James show refer to it as more of a life-altering experience than a simple one man music show. Read More

Driftwood

October 30, 2015 | Rusty Rail Live

From the Binghamton, New York music scene comes Driftwood, a band with a rock n’ roll soul and a folk art mind. Read More

Erin Condo

October 16, 2015 | Rusty Rail Live

“She’s used her experiences of love, longing and loss…to create a wonderful selection of songs that come from her soul.” —Dave Stratton, Program Director WQBR, Williamsport, PA Read More

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