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Friday Five: FarmBorough Festival Day 2 Preview

We’ve been counting down the days since FarmBorough Festival was announced in October, but we’re finally just one week away from the big day!   Last week we took a look at what artists to catch on opening day.  Here are our must-see acts for Day 2, Saturday, June 27th when NYC goes Country!

1) Mickey Guyton – Main Stage – 3:00 PM
Mickey is one of country’s hottest young stars, and has been compared to LeAnn Rimes.  She just released her first EP to rave reviews, and is currently on tour with Brad Paisley.

2)  Brandy Clark – Main Stage – 3:50 PM
Brandy has written hits for nearly all of the big names in Nashville, including “Mama’s Broken Heart” with Kacey Musgraves.  She was nominated for Best New Artist at the 2015 Grammy Awards for her stellar solo debut.

3) Striking Matches – Next From Nashville Stage – 4:15 PM
We were first struck by Striking Matches’ talent when they opened for Hunter Hayes a couple of years ago.  We’re glad the duo is finding success after the release of their debut album earlier this year and can’t wait to see them again!

4) Charlie Worsham – Main Stage – 5:00 PM
Charlie has been working on his second album, a follow up to 2013’s “Rubberband.”  We hope to hear some of what he’s been working on at the Festival!

5) Sturgill Simpson – Next From Nashville Stage – 7 PM
Sturgill has been making the festival rounds this year, already playing at Coachella, Stagecoach, Bonnaroo and Governor’s Ball, he knows how to win over any crowd.

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

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