top of page

2023 Artist Lineup

Dark Star Orchestra 2022 -Bob-Minkin-Photography.jpeg

Dark Star Orchestra

Performing to critical acclaim for over 25 years and over 3100 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead live concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead's extensive catalog and the talent of these seven fine musicians. On any given night, the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead's 30 years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the show. This allows fans both young and old to share in the experience. By recreating set lists from the past, and by developing their own sets of Dead songs, Dark Star Orchestra offers a continually evolving artistic outlet within this musical canon. Honoring both the band and the fans, Dark Star Orchestra's members seek out the unique style and sound of each era while simultaneously offering their own informed improvisations.

Eggy

Song by timeless song Eggy reaches out a hand, inviting you along as a great story unfolds. Eggy’s music traces the full spectrum of emotions evoked by a life well-lived alongside friends well-loved.

Eggy-photo-JB10470.jpeg
Aqueous - Westcott Theater - 04.09.22 - Jim Houle Photography -15 - Black Background Gantz

GANTZER
(Of Aqueous)
& Friends

Mike Gantzer, guitarist of groove rock band Aqueous is assembling a band just for Rail Rider . Stay tuned as we announce the rest of his friends joining us at Rail Rider 2023.

Grub

A multi-genre trio capable of delivering funk-driven madness, improvisational bliss, and shoe-gazing glitch-o-matic electronic soundscapes.​Grub is a true wildcard in today's music scene. With the intent of drawing in music-lovers of all sorts, the boys continue to push the envelope in modern musical expression. Their original catalogue can be described as uniquely inventive, adventurous, and welcoming to new listeners. Each song showcases a seamless blend of genres such as funk, psychedelic rock, electronic, hip-hop, metal, and reggae amidst a pop-esque composition, so there are elements on the table for all. A live Grub performance showcases their original tunes as well as their improvisational chops, while captivating the crowd by teasing dancy and nostalgic covers from over the decades.

IMG_4090.JPG
317706517_5424263781017311_5532545165865829504_n.jpg

Bluegrass & Bloody's w/ Folkfaces

Folkfaces is New York state based roots music quartet. Folkfaces play a mix of original and traditional music. The group takes its influence from weird old american music. An energetic variety show and traveling music review. Exploring a wide range of genres including country blues, traditional jazz, rock and roll, honky tonk, western swing, bluegrass and oldtime, jugband music and more. 

bottom of page