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Mississippi Rail Company

US New Orleans, LA Blues / New Orleans R&B / Soul

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Bio: Retelling the ghost stories, love songs, and murder ballads of the American South, Mississippi Rail Company channels the contagious energy of their rowdy - yet prolific - musicians. Formed in New Orleans, Mississippi Rail Company have been crafting their unique sound for 2 years. The rootsy power... See Full Bio

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“Each track on Coal Black Train conveys not only an emotion or sentiment, but also tells a story or evokes an imaginary vignette. ”
—  Where Y'At Magazine
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  • Sat

    Apr 26


    Hattiesburg, MS, US | 10:30am
    Walthall Park
    Hattiesburg, MS, US
    Sat Apr 26 10:30am
  • Fri

    Mar 28


    Lafayette, LA, US | 9:00pm

    Lafayette, LA, US
    Fri Mar 28 9:00pm

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    The Mercy Brothers Formed in 2011 The Mercy Brothers blend the spiritual fervor of an old-time tent revival with the rambunctious feel of a rural roadhouse — combining the best elements of celestial and honky-tonk heaven. This unique holy hubbub hybrid, and a reputation for electrifying live shows that inspire impassioned sing-alongs, has won the band a loyal — dare we day devout — following. In 2012 they tore it up at both the Festival International de Louisiane and Festivals Acadiens et Créole in Lafayette, and at New Orleans’ coolest new club, Chickie Wah-Wah, garnering glowing press from the Times of Acadiana and the New Orleans Times-Picayune, and starting a buzz in music circles around the nation. Mississippi Rail Company The aim of Mississippi Rail Company is moving music forward via a vehicle of the past. Their music is an experiment in irony, embracing New Orleans roots music, rock 'n roll, folk, and blues traditions while refusing to fall subject to any of their claims. Their music breaks wholly new ground, rejecting any pull toward a simple re-hash of past musical genres. There is nothing tired, tried, or weary about their sound as it re-thinks (and re-shapes) a century of American musical traditions. In short, it manages to sound as if it could have been produced in 1920, even as its content and structure are decades ahead of its time. The group is comprised of a consistent cast of young bucks, all of whom found themselves drawn to New Orleans with the specific purpose of imbibing the city's musical heritage. Mississippi Rail Company's first self-titled EP exemplifies a group who has breathed in, mastered, and understood hundreds of musical influences, only to breathe them back out in one unique expression. Their follow-up full-length Coal Black Train, recorded deep in the swamps of Maurice, Louisiana, leaves trails of ghost stories, love songs, and murder ballads of the American South. In such fashion, Mississippi Rail Company continues to steam ahead in a manner evocative of so many old conventions yet remains fresh and exciting. They are to New Orleans music what Old Crow Medicine Show is to bluegrass and Los Po-boy-citos is to Latin: neither descendent from nor mimetic of their genre.

  • 2014

    Feb 22


    New Orleans, LA, US | 9:00pm
    Gasa Gasa
    New Orleans, LA, US
    Sat Feb 22 9:00pm
  • 2014

    Feb 7


    New Orleans, LA, US | 10:00pm

    New Orleans, LA, US
    Fri Feb 07 10:00pm
  • 2014

    Jan 31


    New Orleans, LA, US | 9:00pm
    Gasa Gasa
    New Orleans, LA, US
    Fri Jan 31 9:00pm
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  • Song Plays 428

  • Video Plays 38

  • Total Fans 1,870

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