About a month ago i got an email from GoldenVoice, a local concert promoter here in Southern California, and it read "RailRoad Revival Tour" and the bands that were to play this show were Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Mumford and Sons, and Old Crow Medicine show. I wasn't too familiar with Old Crow, but the first two bands mentioned were solid, so I knew I had to check this out! So I put in a call to a friend of mine and got a photo credentials set up for the show. The unique thing about this tour is all of the 3 bands playing would travel to each show in vintage train cars, so the locations of the shows were limited to areas that have railroads and this tour is only traveling through the Southwestern United States and ending In New Orleans, LA.
The Southern California date was in Port O' Call, San Pedro in a parking lot located right by the ocean. It was a perfect place to see these 3 bands.
First up was Old Crow Medicine Show
Old Crow really changed my opinion of them. They did a great job with their brand of twangy folk rock.
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Mumford and Sons
The Grand FINALE! All 3 bands singing Woody Guthrie's "This Train is Bound for Glory".
What a perfect ending to a great night. It was good to see the camaraderie between all 3 bands on stage, showing everyone that music isn't about ego or popularity, it's about getting on stage and performing your heart out with people you love, doing what you love. Thank RailRoad Revival for driving that point home!
CLICK HERE TO SEE A SLIDESHOW OF ALL THE PHOTOS FROM THIS SHOW!
posted by m