The grass is bluer in Winters
While bluegrass remains a subsection (if any section at all) in most record stores across the United States, the genre has slowly been making a comeback in the last 15 years. Sure, the Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack bolstered sales for many fledgling artists, but some touring groups have made a living through spreading the gospel of live music. Since the better part of 2001, Railroad Earth has been up and down the coast more times than it would care to mention, playing an infectious blend of acoustic rock and bluegrass. With a dedicated troupe of fans the band appropriately dubbed “hobos,” Railroad Earth has a strong enough draw to hold court even in the lonely town of Winters. Friday’s show at the Palms Playhouse begins at 8:30 p.m., and tickets are $15 for all ages. Also on the bill are the Hackensaw Boys who wowed those in attendance at Cake’s Unlimited Sunshine Tour several years ago. The Palms is located at 13 Main Street in Winters. Call (530) 795-1825 for more information.