‘Americana Railroad’ Compilation of Train-Themed Songs Releases June 17th – Listen

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Americana Railroad is a compilation of traditional and contemporary train-themed songs recorded by a collection of some of the best country-rock and roots-rockers in music today.

The 19-track collection was the idea of veteran singer/songwriter Carla Olson and her husband and longtime manager, Saul Davis. Olson is known for her collaborations with late Byrds member Gene Clark, and an early version of her band The Textones featured future Go-Go’s bassist Kathy Valentine.

In addition to Olson, Americana Railroad features train songs performed by John Fogerty, Rocky Burnette, Dave Alvin (Blasters), Peter Case (The Plimsouls), Chip Kinman (The Dils, Rank and File) Stephen McCarthy (The Long Ryders), Barry Goldberg (Electric Flag), Gary Myrick, James Intveld, Alice Howe, Byron Berline, and AJ Haynes of Seratones.

“The Americana Railroad album is a collection of both history and metaphor for your listening and thought provoking pleasure,” says Olson.

Here’s an original tune written by Stephen McCarthy called “Here Comes That Train Again”

“Southwest Chief” by Dave Alvin:

“500 Miles” by Alice Howe, written by folksinger Hedy West.  Freebo arranged and plays fretless bass & acoustic guitar, Dave Pearlman on pedal steel.

 Americana Railroad Tracklist

“Here Comes That Train Again” — Stephen McCarthy & Carla Olson
“The Conductor Wore Black” — Robert Rex Waller Jr. with Chip Kinman
“Mystery Train” — Rocky Burnette with Barry Goldberg
“This Train” — Peter Case
“City of New Orleans” — John Fogerty with Mickey Raphael
“Marrakesh Express” — Dustbowl Revival
“Train Leaves Here This Morning” — Kai Clark with Byron Berline
“Train Kept A-Rollin’” — Gary Myrick
“Southwest Chief” — Dave Alvin
“500 Miles” — Alice Howe
“People Get Ready” — Deborah Poppink
“Steel Pony Blues” — Dom Flemons
“Runaway Train” — John York
“Waiting for a Train” — Paul Burch & Fats Kaplin
“Freight Train” — AJ Haynes of Seratones
“Whiskey Train” — Carla Olson & Brian Ray
“Mystery Train” — James Intveld with Barry Goldberg
“Midnight Rail” — Robert Rex Waller Jr. with Todd Wolfe
“I Remember the Railroad” — Stephen McCarthy & Carla Olson

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