US Rails :
Ben Arnold: Piano, Keys, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Scott Bricklin: Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Bass, Keys, Vocals
Tom Gillam: Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Slide, Vocals
Matt Muir: Drums, Percussion, Vocals
US RAILS are resuming their journey. Picking up where they left off in Germany on March 16, 2020, when their tour to support the new record “Mile By Mile” (Blue Rose Records), was cut short at the very start of the pandemic. In these 2 1/2+ lost years, the band has been completing a follow up to “Mile By Mile” and have made some attempts to play live or virtual.
However, for now, “Mile By Mile" still shows how Ben Arnold, Scott Bricklin, Tom Gillam and Matt Muir have made a conscious effort to open the gates and let their rock n’ roll horses run free. This is not to say they've abandoned their trademark harmony vocal blend. It's still there, front and center, but with more musical muscle underneath. Drawn from their collective influences and takes on rock and vintage R&B, the good-time recording atmosphere of the recording sessions, during a summertime week in Philadelphia, is palpable on each and every track. These rapidly changing times in the U.S. and around the world, show them wearing some of their thoughts and beliefs, as well as their hearts on their well tattered sleeves. "Mile By Mile", the bands 5th full length, original album, shows them growing even more comfortable and loose, diving into some of their ragged, rock roots in a collection of songs that have some of the feel of the past with an eye toward the future.
What was once just a one off, go-for-the-thrill experiment, has by now become a fixture in the lives of each member of US RAILS while they all continue to pursue thriving solo careers, producing, recording, and releasing countless albums on their own. It is their separate experience, spun together, which adds layer upon layer to the solid bedrock that forms the foundation of this band's rare and exceptional sound.
A well seasoned, veteran live act, this is a band who has shared the better part of their lives playing masterful, iconic sounding rock and roll in the shadows of the giants but continues to create, evolve, persist, and have a lot of laughs and fun along the way "Mile By Mile”!
US Rails has a full scale return to Europe planned for early spring 2023.