Railroad Earth started out in 2001, a bunch of talented friends interested in strumming some rootsy music together. It began rather informally, but then picked up pace when their five song demo earned them a spot at the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival that June. They quickly recorded five more songs, combined them their demo tracks and released their debut "The Black Bear Sessions." Over time they have cultivated a huge fan base wound up by the band's unique acoustic hybrid sound. This is a band that thrives in a live setting and shouldn't be missed as they combine Bluegrass, Rock, Celtic and Folk creating a sound all their own.