As 2016 marks the 15th year for Railroad Earth, the band continues to improve with each passing performance. There’s just something magical about their unique brand of bluegrass, between the whimsical jamming and the soul-drenched vocals from Todd Sheaffer, backed by an impressive blend of musicianship and compositional prowess. The band’s sound is potent, enjoyed by anyone who witnesses their display.Last night, RRE brought their soul-jam-grass out to NYC’s PlayStation Theater, delivering a barnburner in midtown Manhattan. The band Cabinet opened up the show, bringing their upbeat brand of Pennsylvania bluegrass to the table. Cabinet never fails to deliver, and they even commented that they were supporting Railroad Earth ten years prior at Penn’s Peak. Things are coming full circle, as RRE is headlining the Cabinet-hosted Susquehanna Breakdown this May.Listen to their set below, courtesy of taper Jeff Fuchs:After a bouncing set from Cabinet, Railroad Earth came out firing with “The Jupiter and the 119.” The spacey odyssey took fans on a journey, before they got a taste of some “Cold Water” from the band. Some great jamming went down throughout the first set, and RRE called on Gov’t Mule keyboardist Danny Louis to help out on two numbers, “Goat > Seven Story Mountain,” to close out the first half. The latter especially featured some tight-knit improvisation from the whole band, with the crowd seemingly hanging on every note. It was beautiful.Set two was more of the same fiery passion, as the band came out swinging with “Bread and Water.” After a fun version of “Monkey,” the band once again welcomed Danny Louis for the remainder of the set. And what a set it was! The group went into “Elko” and “Bird,” two classics done justice with the seven musicians on stage. “Mourning Flies” came next, a soulful rendition, before the bouncy “Like A Buddha” kept things rocking. After “The Forecast,” the group dove into “Mighty River” with a strong “River Intro Jam,” and the fans could not have been more passionate. This was the jam of the night, as everyone was firing on all cylinders. Some great fiddle work from Tim Carbone sent this show into orbit!The final number of set two came in the form of “Chasin’ A Rainbow” from the band’s 2014 release, The Last Of The Outlaws. Finally, the show closed with “When The Sun Gets In Your Blood,” complete with Danny Louis and some feel good jamming throughout. It was quite the performance, as the setlist will tell you. Until next time, RRE.Listen to the full show below, courtesy of taper tim in jersey:Setlist: Railroad Earth at PlayStation Theater, New York, NYSet One: The Jupiter and the 119, Cold Water, Lordy, Lordy, Been Down This Road, Grandfather Mountain, Walk Beside Me, Goat (A) –> Seven Story Mountain (A)Set Two: Bread and Water, Monkey, Elko (A), Bird (A), Mourning Flies (A), Like a Buddha (A), The Forecast (A) –> River Intro Jam (A) –> Mighty River (A) –> Chasin’ a RainbowEncore: When the Sun Gets in Your Blood (A)(A) with Danny Louis on keyboards and trombone during “Like a Buddha.”
Order has been restored for the worst teams in the NFL. The Bengals, Redskins and Dolphins got back to their losing ways in Week 14 after notching head-scratching victories the week prior.As a result, Cincinnati continues to hold the inside track to the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft no matter what the Giants do against the Eagles on Monday night. A New York win, though, would open the door for Washington or Miami to get back into the race for the No. 2 pick. MORE: SN’s latest 2020 NFL Mock DraftDetroit, meanwhile, continued what is now a six-game losing streak and are getting comfortable with a probably top-five pick. Speaking of losing streaks, the Panthers have lost five games in a row and are getting closer to a top-10 selection in the 2020 draft.Below is the updated NFL Draft order for 2020 through Sunday’s Week 14 games.NFL Draft order 2020Pick No.TeamRecord1.Cincinnati Bengals1-122.New York Giants2-103.Washington Redskins3-104.Miami Dolphins3-105.Detroit Lions3-9-16.Arizona Cardinals3-9-17.Atlanta Falcons4-98.Jacksonville Jaguars4-99.New York Jets5-810.Los Angeles Chargers5-811.Denver Broncos5-812.Carolina Panthers5-813.Philadelphia Eagles5-714.Oakland Raiders6-715.Indianapolis Colts6-716.Tampa Bay Buccaneers6-717.Cleveland Browns6-718.Oakland Raiders(via 7-6 Bears)19.Tennessee Titans8-520.Jacksonville Jaguars(via 8-5 Rams)(The teams slotted in Pick Nos. 21-32 are currently in the NFL playoff picture.)In Sporting News’ latest NFL mock draft for 2020, the Bengals indeed land Burrow with the No. 1 overall pick. “Offensive-minded coach Zac Taylor needs a franchise passer with Ryan Finley quickly proving he is not the answer behind Andy Dalton,” SN’s Vinnie Iyer writes. “Burrow has enjoyed a meteoric rise as the Heisman Trophy favorite and appealing top QB prospect in this class.”The Giants at No. 2 overall land Ohio State defensive end Young to boost their pass rush.If their place in the order were to stick, and if the Bengals were to select Burrow, the Dolphins likely would have their choice of the quarterbacks, from Oregon’s Justin Herbert to Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts to Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa. Our latest mock has them going with Tua.