The Faster It Goes, The Railsplitters‘ newest CD, starts off with a lively roller-coaster of a song co-written by our guest tonight, the band’s bassist Leslie Ziegler, with the band’s banjoist, Dusty Rider. So we started the interview by taking a ride on “Tilt-a-Whirl,” then welcomed Leslie to the show.
Leslie’s appearance on The Music Room was timely because The Railsplitters are appearing Sunday, September 6, at the Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival. She was a gracious guest and shared a lot of insight into The Railsplitters’ song-writing, meeting in Colorado, and varied musical and geographic backgrounds.
What a lively and innovative bluegrass band they are. Tempo changes, hot chops and tasty licks, powerful vocals, stellar instrumental work, a camaraderie that comes through on every track, and even five-part harmony–great stuff. Listen to the interview, then get your hands on their CDs. You will not be disappointed.
Leslie Ziegler of The Railsplitters (Recorded live 9/1/15)
Artist / Song / Album / Year
The Railsplitters / Tilt-A-Whirl / The Faster It Goes / 2015
The Railsplitters / Planted on the Ground / The Faster It Goes / 2015
The Railsplitters / Spray / The Railsplitters / 2013
The Railsplitters / Room at the Top of the Stairs / The Railsplitters / 2013