Rail

Rail

Jar of Flies (Unplugged!)

Sat, December 2, 2017

6:00 pm

$15 adv, $20 day of show, $25 guaranteed seating

This event is 21 and over

Rail
Rail
Rail is an American rock band that briefly achieved national fame after winning the grand prize of MTV's Basement Tapes competition in 1983. Before starting their recording career the group was well known in the Seattle area under the names "Rail & Company" and "Rail & Co."

The band was formed by drummer Kelly Nobles, bassist/singer Terry James Young and guitarist Andy Baldwin at Highland Junior High School in Bellevue, Washington in 1970. Interlake High School mate Rick Knotts joined the band in 1973.

Rail won a best local band award from Seattle rock station KZOK-FM in 1978. The band entered the Billboard 200 albums chart with its self-titled EMI America Records release "Rail". The band toured with Van Halen, Heart, Ted Nugent, Blue Öyster Cult, Three Dog Night, The Beach Boys, Nazareth, and others.

Rail released three albums and one EP between 1980–1997 and remains a long-touring staple of the Washington local music scene. In 1985 they were joined by guitarist Ronnie Montrose for several months. He was looking for a new band, and Rick Knotts had recently left. Billed as "Rail featuring Ronnie Montrose" or "Ronnie & Rail," they played a set of half Rail favorites and half Montrose songs ("Rock Candy," "Rock the Nation," "Matriarch," and Gamma's remake of Thunderclap Newman's "Something in the Air"). At the end of the tour, there was an amicable split.

The original four members continue to perform and record together.
Jar of Flies (Unplugged!)
Jar of Flies (Unplugged!)
"JAR OF FLIES" is a gathering of top Seattle musicians with an addiction to live energy and showmanship. In honor of Alice in Chains, the Seattle, WA based tribute bands "JAR OF FLIES" bring an authentic and powerful sonic experience. They do not try to look like the bands, act like the bands, or try to "be" the bands; they just painstakingly recreate and make sure that they sound exactly like the albums.
Venue Information:
Capps Club
7620 NE Bothell Way
Kenmore, WA, 98028
http://cappsclub.com/