December 19, 2016


Packed house at Byrne’s Pub on Friday evening.  Great to see everyone!  thanks for coming out on a wintry evening.

December 6, 2016

Mad River Railroad Stops At Plain View Ohio


Plain Folk Cafe in Plain View, OH is a great stop on the Mad River Railroad.  It’s even better with their new delicious additions to the menu.  Great fun doing songs of the season but it’s crazy trying to remember them from 11 months ago.

October 9, 2016

Byrne’s Pub hosts Mad River Railroad


Byrne’s Pub

Byrne’s Pub hosted Mad River Railroad’s newgrass and bluegrass on Friday evening.  We appreciate all our fans that came from as far away as Greenville to our Columbus show.  Byrne’s Pub is great live music venue in central Ohio.

September 28, 2016

Covered Bridge Festival welcomes Mad River Railroad


Mad River Railroad stopped at the Covered Bridge Festival at North Lewisburg, OH on Sept 25.  The bluegrass music happens on a beautiful restored covered bridge complete with chandelier.  We got to connect again with friends and fans in the Union County area and others who traveled from other areas to catch our show.

September 28, 2016

Van Wert Bluegrass Festival hosts Mad River Railroad


Van Wert Bluegrass Festival really puts on a great weekend!  We loved our first visit to this event now in it’s 6th year.  Great food and six great bands performing 3 shows each.  Mad River Railroad, Brad & Lori’s New Outlook,  Echo Valley, Ottawa County Bluegrass, Foxtail Grass Reunion. & Steve Scott & The Scott Brothers.  The stage is a replica of an old front porch and just a hoot.

September 14, 2016

United Way Community Challenge Springfield, OH


The United Way Community Challenge at Springfield was a great success last Saturday.  The rain held off long enough for us to get most of our show in.  Thanks to all who came to support this wonderful cause and listen to newgrass music as summer is winding down.

September 9, 2016

Party at Kettering, Ohio Holiday At Home


Great Party at the Kettering, Ohio Holiday At Home Festival!  The cloggers were so much fun!

September 5, 2016

Fort Rowdy Gathering welcomes Mad River Railroad

Mad River Railroad rolled into Covington, Ohio for the Fort Rowdy Gathering depicting a trading village in the late 1700’s and 1800’s.  Very realistic!  They love their music and invite some of the best local talent to entertain.  This is our third year there and we really have a blast.  We get to see a lot of our friends from the area and chow down on some great homemade food and treats.  They temporarily ran out of chicken and noodles bur fortunately cooked up more at the church.  Can’t miss that!

August 26, 2016

Troy Ohio wedding rides Mad River Railroad

We had more fun than should be allowed at Megan and Collin’s wedding Saturday evening in Troy, Ohio.  Everyone danced the whole evening to newgrass, bluegrass, and special requests.  A full dance floor to Orange Blossom Special!  The reception was held at the beautiful Troy Hayner Center.  We didn’t have to remember the words to songs.  The guests often took over the lyrics. We love doing weddings.

August 26, 2016

Mad River Railroad at 2016 Darke County Fair

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Mad River Railroad had a great stop at the Darke County Fair Friday evening.  It was opening day and a little rain didn’t dampen the fun.  This is one of our favorite settings at one of the biggest county fairs in America.  Lucas Vickroy sat in with us on bass and did a great job at keeping the beat.  We threw in a couple of songs we needed to do at a wedding the following night.  Home and Sweet Caroline were a blast!  The audience took over on Sweet Caroline chorus.