Have you ever wanted to spend a week on a train with Tom Russell, Jon Langford, Ramblin' Jack Elliot & Thad Beckman? You have? Well, you're in luck!
Join us for an unforgettable adventure on board vintage streamline railroad cars from Los Angeles to Portland and return, April 13-19, 2012. Be one of just 45 participants on this journey the length of California and into Oregon... our tracks hugging the ocean for over 100 miles, over brawny hills, through wide fields and high plains; past towering Mount Shasta and over the stunning Cascade Range on one of the most spectacularly scenic rail journeys on earth! Your host is the master songwriter/painter TOM RUSSELL, with musical guests ranging from the legendary RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT to Yard Dog painter & Mekons lifer JON LANGFORD and master guitarist THAD BECKMAN. There will be a starting and end night at the excellent Kyoto Grand Hotel in Los Angeles, a kickoff show at McCabe’s, the legendary guitar shop by day, concert venue by night in Santa Monica, then once on board, plenty of music, laughter and camaraderie. Naturalist Elsabe Kloppers will be with us to point out the outstanding natural features of our route. Freshly-prepared meals in our own dome car with glass-enclosed 360 degree views and lovingly restored sleeping cars from the golden age of streamliners make for an unforgettable travel experience. Music and jamming will start early and go all trip long. Get ready for a non-stop musical adventure.... all aboard!
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