Railroad Revival Tour Ticket Giveaway

Juli Thanki | August 1st, 2012

RRT2012PromoThe Railroad Revival Tour, where artists travel the country via 1940s train cars and play outdoor “pop-up” shows near the train tracks at each stop, is one of the neatest tours out there. Last year, the inaugural RRT featured Old Crow Medicine Show, Mumford & Sons, and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. This year’s tour, which kicks off at the Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth, Georgia on October 20, includes Willie Nelson, Jamey Johnson, Band of Horses, and John Reilly & Friends.

We’ve got a pair of general admission tickets for seven of the tour’s eight stops (Duluth, GA; Memphis, TN; Oklahoma City, OK; Old Town Spring, TX; Tempe, AZ; San Pedro, CA; and Oakland, CA; there’s a “TBA” location that we’ll have tickets for a little closer to that show date) to give away to Engine 145 readers. To enter, leave a comment mentioning your favorite train song and your tour stop of choice. The deadline is 9 a.m. Eastern on Wednesday, August 8. One entry per person, please. Winners will be notified by email, so be sure to use a valid email address.

  1. Sarah
    August 1, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Todd Snider “Play A Train Song”- (Old Town Spring, TX)

  2. Trailer
    August 1, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Jerry Jeff Walker – “Desperados Waiting for a Train” (Yeah, I prefer his version over Guy’s) – Memphis tour stop

  3. Arlene
    August 1, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    I’d go with one Willie Nelson has covered– “City of New Orleans” (In any case, I’m not going to be able to attend any of these shows so….)

  4. luckyoldsun
    August 1, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    (Shovel the coal, let this rattler roll, keep) “Moving On”–Hank Snow

  5. Adam Sheets
    August 1, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    None of the dates are close enough to me, so I’m out of the running. Nevertheless, “Engine Engine #9″ by my main man, Mr. Roger Miller.

    Jerry Jeff’s version of “Desperadoes” is indeed better than Guy Clark’s, but, in my opinion, David Allan Coe’s version takes the prize.

  6. Cody White
    August 1, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    I love Merle Haggard’s “I Won’t Give Up My Train,” and going with Adam’s mention above of Roger Miller, the Roger and Merle duet of it is best. Tempe would be pushing it for me in Denver – if that TBA one is anywhere in New Mexico, count me for that!

  7. Rick
    August 1, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    I’ll go with something recent with “Railroad Man” by The Malpass Brothers where he sing’s “That’s my train…”. The Iris Dement version of “Hobo Bill’s Last Ride” is top shelf as well.

    I’d go for the San Pedro venue as that’s right close to both where I live and work. It must be the Warner Grand Theater but I really can’t understand why they didn’t pick a bigger venue like the Wiltern in LA? Hmmm…

    If I win, I’ll bring along some fumigation gear for Jamey Johnson’s beard and hair! (lol)

  8. Jeremy Dylan
    August 2, 2012 at 1:46 am

    I’ll throw another vote in for Desperados, but for Willie Nelson’s recent version on the This One’s For Him record.

  9. Jon
    August 2, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    “Train 45,” d’oh. What’s wrong with you people?!

  10. Barry Mazor
    August 2, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Not entering, in all fairness, but I need to mention Jimmie Rodgers” Waiting for a Train” to do my duty and I’ll toss in, because I like it, the Delmore Brothers’ “Blue Railroad Train” and Rosanne Cash’s version of “Runaway Train.”

  11. Occasional Hope
    August 2, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    John Anderson – Jessie Clay and the 12.05, which may also be my favourite murder song.

  12. Chad
    August 3, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Hobo Blues- John Lee Hooker. Memphis TN!

  13. jeff
    August 7, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    “Gonna Ride a Train” J. B. Beverly and The Wayward Drifters, or anything Hank wrote about trains. Memphis, TN.

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