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Noam Pikelny Announced Second Beat the Devil and Carry a Rail Tour

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Beat The Devil and Carry A RailBanjo artist Noam Pikelny has announced a series of solo Beat the Devil and Carry a Rail shows. This series will primarily focust on venues west of the Mississippi River.

Noam proclaimed, "I'm proud to announce the second leg of the the Beat The Devil and Carry A Rail album release tour, starting this May in California at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley on the 23rd. I'll be joined again by fellow Punch Brother Chris 'Critter' Eldridge on guitar, and Aoife O'Donovan on vocals who, since our December tour, has been catapulted into sheer stardom."

He continued commenting, "Coincidence? I think not. Luke Bulla, an old musical cohort of mine and currently a member of Lyle Lovett's Large Band, will be playing fiddle and singing as well. Rounding out the band is Sam Grisman on bass and Dominick Leslie on mandolin, both young turks who I've had to abstain from hiring until now due to pesky child labor laws."

There will be some East Coast performances in July, however. He will be in Hoboken, NJ at Maxwell's and Fairfield, CT at StageOne where they will be joined by fiddle maestro Alex Hargreaves, who is featured on the chart topping single "My Mother Thinks I'm a Lawyer" from Beat The Devil and Carry A Rail.

Later in July, the only bearded Punch Brother, Gabe Witcher, will return to the fold, his community service theoretically completed in full, for Club Helsinki, Grey Fox Festival in Upstate NY, and RockyGrass in Lyons, CO.

Remember, ticket prices would be much higher if we were only planning on playing strictly instrumental banjo music. Also, any song suggestions, wardrobe advice, haikus, and after-show party invites should be directed to Chris Eldridge, at

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