Grand Folk Railroad brings on the fun with an eclectic/eccentric mix of folk-rock-flavored, flower-powered forgotten favorites, 60's pop gems, one hit wonders, and the inspiring songwriting of lead singer Susan Schwartz-Christian.
With a make-every-note-count approach to performing, a vast eclectic repertoire, questionable regard for folk music traditions and a variety of instruments including acoustic and electric guitar, banjo, melodica, ukuele, upright, electric and Ashbory (rubber stringed) bass, and a one-of-a-kind suitcase drum kit, Grand Folk Railroad blurs the lines between pop, rock, folk and singer/songwriter genres.
Click on the tabs and learn more about the band, find out where they're playing next, hear samples from their latest CD True North, and check out some live performance footage.
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April 24 COUNTRY CORNER, EAST SETAUKET, NY
There's no place quite like The Country Corner, and we're really glad to be part of this legendary gathering spot where the tap selection is outstanding and the kitchen turns out the best bar food around. Come let loose with us!
April 26 Mastic Moriches Shirley Library, Shirley, NY
You’ve heard the saying, “If you remember the 60’s, you weren’t there.” Well, we might not remember everything, but we remember the music! Some of the greatest pop songs of all time were written and recorded in the sixties, and GFR will not only play them, but we'll tell you about the stories behind the songs.
April 19 AUTISM JIGSAW RUN BENEFIT, EAST ISLIP, NY
GFR (with special guest, Gary Schoenberger!) is so happy to be part of this great cause. We'll be joining Buoy 34 and Breaking Dawn at the after-the-run celebration at Jackson Hall on E Main St.
May 2 National Psoriasis Foundation Bike-A-Thon
GFR will be serenading the happy cyclists as they return from their ride to raise awareness and funds for a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Duck Walk Vineyards in Water Mill, a beautiful location on Montauk Highway, will be hosting this important event.
May 15-17 MONTAUK MUSIC FESTIVAL, Montauk, NY
Montauk - here we come! Out 10th fabulous year.
May 31 FOLKIE FEST, Center Moriches Community Center
GFR will be going other local acts for an evening of mostly original music. It's a fundraiser for the Community Center and a great chance to hear creative, original music.
July 10 CORNER GALLEY, MASSAPEQUA, NY
The Corner Galley is the friendliest place around. Jerry is the absolute best bartender there is, the food is great, and there's free beer and wine with dinner if you're dining. Or you can just join us at the bar for some tunes - don't be afraid to sing along!
August 21 FREEPORT LIBRARY, Freeport, NY
The GFR Library Express is on the road again! We'll be playing our mix of 60s pop and more for the folks of Freeport in their outdoor venue. Come and enjoy a summer evening of relaxation and music. We'll give you some insight into the songs, and the performers who made them famous. See you there at 6:30PM!