July 28, 2016

Mad River Railroad At Ohio State Fair

Ohio State Fair 1

Mad River Railroad performed two shows at the Ohio State Fair today.  We got to discuss bluegrass and newgrass music with  many of new friends and fans.  Some of us made sure not to miss out on hand dipped ice cream, polish sausage, and corn dogs!  There was a family from Branson Missouri that had made a traveling stage pulled by a large golf cart traveling throughout the fairgrounds playing their songs.  It was a hoot!


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June 25, 2016

Bradford Ohio Bluegrass Festival

Bradford Ohio Bluegrass Festival to benefit the library was terrific as always last night. Mad River Railroad topped off the program and then Richard Propps of Nightflyer joined us on stage for a few tunes. Great time!  We enjoyed it Richard!  We want to thank Bradford Library folks for taking good care of us.  They really treat bands great!  What a wonderful appreciative audience too!

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June 22, 2016

Beavercreek Summer Concert Series


Beavercreek Sommer Concert Series Lofino Park

Thanks to all for the big turnout at our concert Sunday evening at Lofino Park in Beavercreek OH.  It’s a beautiful spot with a nice lake as a backround.  It was tempting to throw a fishing line over the wall while picking.

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June 12, 2016

Bluegrass Newgrass Oregonia OH

It was a small riverfest at Little River Cafe Saturday evening.  It was great to have Nora back from the east with her sweet mando chops and sassy vocals!  It was a big party with everyone out on a beautiful summer night for our bluegrass and newgrass music.  Never seen so many folks singing along at times.  We love that.

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May 27, 2016

Bluegrass at Byrne’s Pub Columbus Ohio

Mad River Railroad rolled into Byrne’s Pub in Columbus Ohio.  Bluegrass and newgrass music enjoyed by a full house.  Byrne’s Pub has been a great Columbus music venue forever.  Pat and the crew do a great job.Byrnes Pub Columbus Ohio

May 27, 2016

Kettering Ohio introduces Unplugged Festival

Mad River Railroad makes a stop at Kettering Ohio first annual Unplugged Festival.

May 27, 2016

Eudora Brewing Show, Kettering Ohio

Bluegrass at Eudora Brewing, Kettering Ohio

Eudora Brewing, Kettering Ohio

Eudora Brewing show on May 7th in Kettering Ohio.  We love a rowdy packed house.  We introduced several new songs including Highway 40 Blues.  Good times!  Great craft beers.

December 15, 2015

Tipp Roller Mill Holiday Show

Tipp Roller Mill is one of the most charming places we’ve ever played. Christmas caps, holiday songs, and many old friends made for a wonderful evening. Pat introduced his suitcase drum.





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December 8, 2015

Plain Folk Cafe And Plain Fun

At Plain Folk Cafe Saturday evening the weather was frightful outside but the good food and bluegrass music inside were going strong .  The food there is casual food at it’s best.  Set in an old school building,  Plain Folk Cafe in Plain View, Ohio has been voted best live musical venue in Cincinnati by Cincinnati Magazine.  We always enjoy performing for their very appreciative audiences.

Plain Folk Cafe 9-5-15

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December 8, 2015

Wright State University recording session


After enough coffee we got a good start recording for our new album at Wright State University Saturday morning.  It took a while to relax, not worry about making a mistake, and having fun.  Once we got going we really rolled along.  We learned more about microphone applications and other ideas.  We’re excited to have Gary’s fiddle in the mix.

Wright State University Recording Session

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