- With Scott Bricklin, Tom Gillam & Matt Muir
WHO ARE THE US RAILS?
In the chaotic world of a rock band, 6, 8 or 10 years is a respectable lifetime.
However, US Rails, Blue Rose Records' own super-group has set its sights on being more than just another short-lived entry in the music history books and continues to gain new fans, touring regularly in Europe, as well as in the United States. With 3 studio releases and a handful of live CD'S no one could fault the US Rails if they decided to take a break, but then again, US Rails are not just any band, and taking a break is simply not an option.
In late 2015, US Rails, who formed originally in Philadelphia, PA (USA) streamlined down to a quartet of founding members Ben Arnold, Scott Bricklin, Tom Gillam and Matt Muir with the amicable departure of Joseph Parsons. Arnold, Bricklin and Gillam have all released solo albums on Blue Rose as well over the past year, and toured on their own.
IVY CD RELEASE - FALL 2016
The new record from US Rails "Ivy" will be released on September 23, 2016 on Blue Rose Records! SEE FALL 2016 TOUR DATES
MEET THE US RAILS
Quite possibly the first of the 'Rails to release music in Europe, Ben Arnold made his first trip over in the mid 90's while signed to Columbia Records. Though he only returns there occasionally, in the Northeast of the U.S. he has built a slow and steady cult following, consistently releasing new and different sounds and playing countless shows each year. Known for his Randy Newman-esque piano and guitar stories of challenge, failure and redemption, bluesy and indie collide in Ben's rusty throated soulful growl. Always busy doing something music, he is also the lead singer for the Los Angeles based band Pistol For Ringo along with US Rails drummer Matt Muir.
Singer, bassist, guitarist - ist - ist - ist, producer, provocateur Scott Bricklin is simply a musicians musician. Soulful riot, screamer, dreamer and believer, Scott lives as an expat in Paris, France. A student of all British Invasion, Beatles and Stones. He was the driving creative force behind two other U.S. major label bands in the 80's and 90's and, where would the soundtrack to "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" be without him!?
New Jersey was home to Tom Gillam for years. Rock and roll guitar was Tom's weapon. That was until Gillam discovered the country-fried licks and chicken fried temperatures of Austin, TX. Practically a discographic encyclopedia of all things rock, pop and soul music pre 1975, Tom is a master electric slide player and a wailing singer fronting his own Texas based band Tractor Pull, playing shows all over, from The Lone Star State, to Europe and beyond. Delivering essentially the same rock 'n roll message he always has, just with a little more twang!
Some drummers are just along for the ride. Matt Muir has his CDL. He has played every role in this band from studio rat to writer, co-producer and singer. His swinging sound and engaging grin behind the kit is just a small part of what Matt brings to the US Rails. Ben Arnold and Matt Muir both continue to kick it out living Philadelphia, PA.
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