Sheffield gig for city Americana band Fargo Railroad Company

Sheffield Americana band Fargo Railroad Company play Café #9, Nether Edge Road, Sheffield on Saturday, January 18.

Sunday, 19th January 2020, 10:03 am
Updated Sunday, 19th January 2020, 10:05 am
Fargo Railroad Company

The band also released a new single, Punch Drunk, in November. You can hear the track online at thefargorailroadco.bandcamp.com/track/punch-drunk

The Fargo Railroad Company are a southern rock/Americana band who are building their success on a strong local fan base.

Founded in 2013, the four-piece use a strong southern influenced sound as a vehicle for their “songs of barrooms, broken relationships and a little bit of gospel”.

Much of their time is spent playing shows in Sheffield and, far more frequently, farther afield.

They say they are very much a live band and that is the best way to experience their music.

Celtic band Outside Track have spent six months of the last 12 years on tour, covering the globe.

They play The Greystones in Sheffield on Sunday, January 19 on this year’s stint. They say they that playing to audiences is what they enjoy most.

The band are touring in support of their fifth album, Rise Up.

“We travel with our best friends, we love what we do,” said electric harpist Ailie Robertson.

“What could be better than that? Even when things go wrong out there, we’re happy. We honestly believe in the music and what we’re doing.”

The band came together when Scots-born Robertson and accordion player Fiona Black were both studying in Ireland. Playing at a session in a bar one night, “we heard another Scots accent. We all started talking and it just grew from there.”

The five-piece includes Irish flautist/lead singer Teresa Horgan, fiddler Mairi Rankin, of Canada’s first family of folk music, plus Sean Gray on guitar.

Their music reflects their different heritages, a mix of Scots, Irish and Cape Breton.