Ridin' the Rails
is a fun nostalgic look at the American Railroad through song and story. A three-piece, high energy band consisting of Darrell Varley (vocals, guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle), Doug Roberts (vocals, guitar & uke) and Jim Hardaway (vocals, bass & guitar), performing songs relating to trains in a folk, bluegrass, and nostalgic rock style. North American goods and people were and still are transported by railroad - leading to countless stories, anecdotes and legends that have found their way into the music of the folk, country, bluegrass and contemporary genres. There are stories about specific trains, building the railroads, train robberies, the heroic deeds of railroaders - and the hobos. It is this timeless tradition of passing history to succeeding generations by story and song that underscores the unique appeal that “Ridin’ the Rails” brings to the audience.
With great music, humorous banter, and sing along songs, a performance with Ridin’ The Rails is always a fun exciting performance that keeps audiences calling for more. For booking information, see the business card in the front pocket of this folder and have Ridin’ The Rails liven up your event…theater, excursion, train museum, rail fest, train meet, club or any social gathering.