Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys Prepare for “Hillbilly Rock n’ Roll” Album Release

Albany’s Jim Gaudet is a folksinger, but mostly he’s a straight forward story teller, whether singing about a baseball hero, a favorite soup or a childhood love. With the Railroad Boys, Gaudet will release Hillbilly Rock n’ Roll on Saturday, January 15 with a performance at the Madison Theater in Albany.

The first single from the album, “New Girl Now,” tells a story that brings hope, for regardless of how dark and hopeless things may seem, things can change just as quickly for the better.

The journey for Gaudet began around 1988 when he went to open mics at Caffe Lena and Albany’s Eight Step Coffeehouse. Soon, covers made way for originals, among them, “The Basement of Willett Street” paying tribute to the latter’s stage crew. In time, Gaudet has become a regional favorite with a refreshing sound that resonates with listeners the first time they hear them.

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Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys combine together for a superb harmony in their vocals and pure musicianship throughout, leading to an up-tempo experience. The band features Jim Gaudet (guitar), Bobby Ristau (bass), Sten Isachsen (mandolin), Sara Milonovich (fiddle) and Tucker Callander (fiddle). 

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Their unique brand of “Hillbilly Rock and Roll” has a way that makes you feel as though you’ve stepped back in time into a Texas roadhouse.

I feel that I have not succeeded if I walk off the stage and we haven’t connected. I love playing the songs and I love that it is my music that we are playing.

Jim Gaudet

The band has performed at the bluegrass festivals across the country, including Wintergrass (Seattle), High Mountain Bluegrass Festival (Colorado) and Music City Roots (Nashville) as well as 6 appearances at Grey Fox.  

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Stay up to date with Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys via their Website and Facebook.

Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys Winter 2022 Dates

1/09/2022 Pawling, NY – Daryl’s House Club (FREE)
1/15/2022 Albany, NY – Madison Theater (Album release show)
2/07/2022 Albany, NY – McGeary’s Irish Pub (FREE)

2/20/2022 Pawling, NY – Daryl’s House Club (FREE)
3/05/2022 Saratoga Springs, NY – Caffe Lena
3/07/2022 Albany, NY – McGeary’s Irish Pub (FREE)

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