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MOTM announces Railroad Earth workshops

Article Published: Aug. 9, 2012 | Modified: Aug. 27, 2012
MOTM announces Railroad Earth workshops

Railroad Earth, including violinst Tim Carbone, will present a series of interactive workshops at
Railroad Earth’s Music on the Mountaintop, coming to Foscoe Aug. 24-26.

Photo by Frank Ruggiero

Music on the Mountaintop has announced a series of workshops curated by festival hosts Railroad Earth during the fifth annual three-day music festival outside of Boone Aug. 24 to 26.

According to festival organizers, the members of Railroad Earth have created a series of interactive workshops designed to complement the festival and bring fans closer to their creative process.

Workshops, which run throughout the entire weekend, include “Zen and the Art of Improvisation,” featuring Railroad Earth’s Tim Carbone, Greensky Bluegrass’ Anders Beck and Railroad Earth’s Andrew Altman; “Introduction to Weird Instruments,” featuring Railroad Earth’s Andy Goessling; “Mandolin 101” with Railroad Earth’s John Skehan, Sam Bush and Andy Goessling; and “Morning Meditation” with Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth.

The weekend of workshops will culminate with an All-Star Jam celebrating the 100th birthday of Woody Guthrie. Joining Railroad Earth in celebrating the music of this legendary folk musician will be the Sam Bush Band, Larry Keel & Natural Bridge and members of Monroeville.

Additionally, Monroeville, along with the Stoney Creek Boys, are the most recent addition to this year’s lineup for Railroad Earth’s Music on the Mountaintop. For a complete look at the lineup and to day-to-day schedule visit

Railroad Earth’s Music on the Mountaintop will return for a second year to the Grandfather Campgrounds in Foscoe, approximately 10 miles from Boone. The campgrounds provide potable water throughout, several public restrooms and bathhouses, a public store and plenty of shaded campsites.

Additionally, Music on the Mountaintop will expand to include late-night shows on Friday and Saturday, VIP, Summit VIP and all-inclusive ticket options, daily yoga classes, cabin rental options and a new offsite parking location just miles away.

Tickets are on sale now, starting at $99 for the weekend. The price includes three days of music, camping and an alcohol fee. Daily tickets are also available at $50 for Friday and Saturday entry and $40 for Sunday. A limited number of pop-up sites are still available, without hook-ups, and there is ample camping on a first come, first serve basis. RV camping spots have sold out. Tickets and camping options are available online at

Railroad Earth’s Music on the Mountaintop is produced by Yellow Dog Entertainment and hosted by Railroad Earth. For more information and updates, visit

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