Last year the Railroad Revival Tour put Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show on a train last year for a series of gigs in some offbeat places that happened to be on major train routes. The RRT is being revived this year with Willie Nelson, Band of Horses, Jamey Johnson and John C. Reilly on board. And this time the train will stop in Old Town Spring, which is closer than last year's route, which hit Marfa, Austin and New Orleans among its six stops.
While Nelson was recently here for the Free Press Summer Fest. Band of Horses' only visit over the past few years was an opening date for the Black Keys in The Woodlands. Johnson cycled through these few parts not too terribly long ago. Reilly, who has recorded some 7" singles for Jack White's Third Man Label, isn't really known as a touring act, so the RRT should be an interesting opportunity to see him perform outside the local cineplex.
Tickets for the October 24 show range from $55 general admission to $245 for the incentive-laden packages. More information at www.railroadrevival.com