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May 20, 2014

Seventh show added to concert series

The Railers headline RushFest 2014

RUSHVILLE – The Riverside Park Amphitheater has announced a seventh show for the 2014 Rushville summer concert series with RushFest 2014 presented by First Merchants. The Nashville based, and nationally touring, group The Railers will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20,with special guests the 350 All Stars and also Joe Rigney.

The Railers are opening for several big names this summer including Dierks Bentley, Eli Young Band, Tyler Farr and Corey Smith. The free event is at the Riverside Park Amphitheater in Rushville, 100 W. Water St. The opening act for this show will be announced at a later time.

About The Railers: When brothers Jordan and Jonathan, raised in rural Missouri, met lively Arizona native Cassandra in the mountains of Flagstaff, Arizona, the foundation was laid for the adventure of a lifetime. All three classically trained students had plans of making the 2,600-mile journey to Music City to follow their dreams. But it wasn’t until an impromptu concert in Phoenix that the trio realized there was an undeniable blend between their musical styles. For the next several years, they each paid bills by working various industry jobs, playing for several country artists including Sara Evans, Josh Turner and Lorrie Morgan.

But it wasn’t until May of 2008 when they met the easy going Indiana drummer, Tyler Oban, that the story was set in motion. More than 200 shows and 12 months later, they were sitting in the office of the President and CEO of Sony ATV Publishing. After two songs, he wouldn’t let them leave his office until a contract was in the works. By the next year, they were offered a major label record deal with Warner Music Nashville/Atlantic and show no signs of slowing down.

By combining personal lyrics, air tight harmonies and earthy instrumentation using Mandolin, Violin, Concertina, and Acoustic Guitar and percussion, the group melts their energetic songs with classic groundbreaking styles of the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Dixie Chicks, Nickel Creek and Bonnie Raitt, leaving audiences with an undeniable sound and unforgettable live show

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