Artist to Watch: The Railers

 As part of our whirlwind Hunter Hayes album release week, we had the chance to see The Railers open for him in Stamford as part of the 24 Hour Road Race.  Based in Nashville, TN, the country group is comprised of brothers Jordan and Jonathan Lawson, Cassandra Lawson and Tyler Oban.

Their set included a few of their original songs, a country-fied cover of It’s Time, and a jam they simply called “The Irish Song.”  We were majorly impressed by their musicianship, as they rocked out on the fiddle, concertina, violin and mandolin, among other instruments.  The Railers have been working on their debut album, and their first single is expected to hit country radio later this summer.

We loved the group’s energy on stage, as well as their interaction with the crowd.  They completely won over the energetic audience.  We’re sure we will be hearing lots more from them in the future!

After our show, The Railers headed to Asbury Park, New Jersey where they opened for Hunter’s record breaking 9th show in 24 hours. They ended their night (or should we say the next morning) and the 10th show of the 24 Hour Road Race in Philadelphia, where they joined Hunter and Charlie Worsham on stage for a special version of “I Want Crazy.”

The Railers have a few upcoming shows this summer, check out the dates below!

The Railers Summer 2014 Tour Dates
May 22nd – The Roundup – Davie, FL
May 24th – Iron Horse Grill – Jackson, MS
June 4th – Rathskeller – Indianapolis, IN
June 27th – Country Stampede – Manhattan, KS
June 28th – Nebraskaland Days – Northe Platte, NE
July 18th – Buckle Up Music Festival – Cincinatti, OH
July 19th – Rathskeller – Indianapolis, IN
July 31st – Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV
August 1st – Denim & Diamonds – Mesa, AZ
August 3rd – Oregon Jamboree Music Festival – Sweet Home, OR
August 6th – Pepsi Ampitheater – Flagstaff, AZ
August 7th – The Rialto Theater – Tucson, AZ
August 21st – Minnesota State Fair – St Paul, MN
August 22nd – Minnesota State Fair – St Paul, MN
August 23rd – Palatine Street Festival – Palatine, IL
September 23rd – Riverside Ampitheater – Rushville, IN

Be sure to follow The Railers & Secret Fangirls on Twitter for more updates!

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