The Railbenders
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The Railbenders
The Railbenders
OriginDenver, Colorado, United States
GenresAlt country, country rock
LabelsWhiskey Road Records
The Jekylls, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, Hickman-Dalton Gang[1]
MembersJim Dalton, Tyson Murray, Graham Haworth, Tony "Nascar" Asnicar

The Railbenders are an American country band formed in Denver, Colorado in 2000 by Jim Dalton and Tyson Murray.[2]Westword Music Showcase named The Railbenders to be Denver's Top Country/Roots act in 2002 and 2003, they were also named "Best of the Underground" in 2004 by The Denver Post.[] Also in 2004, The Coors Brewing Company named The Railbenders The Coors Original 2004 New Sound Throwdown Champions which included a sponsorship.[3]

The Railbenders have opened for Willie Nelson, ZZ Top, Peter Frampton, The Doobie Brothers Kenny Rogers, Charlie Daniels and Nickel Creek.[4][5]


Music festivals

In 2007, The Railbenders performed at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio, CA, where they opened a stage that featured Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson, Junior Brown, John Doe, Drive-By Truckers, and Alejandro Escovedo. In 2008 The Railbenders were the only country music act at the Mile High Music Festival in Denver.[6]

Musical style

Influenced by Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Hank Williams, The Railbenders overall sound has been described as country, alt-country, outlaw country, and hard country. The members of The Railbenders all listened to punk rock growing up which they believe explains their musics harder edge. Many of the band's songs include the common themes of whiskey, women and Colorado.[7]

Band members

Current members

  • Jim Dalton - vocals, guitar
  • Tyson Murray - upright bass
  • Graham Haworth - drums
  • Tony "Nascar" Asnicar - guitar

Former members

  • Gordon Beesley - drums[8]
  • Chris Flynn - guitar[9]
  • Glenn Taylor - pedal steel
  • Zach Boddicker - guitar


  • Southbound - Released: Apr 24, 2001, Big Bender Records[10]
  • Segundo - Released: Aug 22, 2004, Big Bender Records[11]
  • Showdown - Released: Jan 19, 2006, Railbenders[12]
  • Rock 'n' Rail New Year's Eve - Released: Dec 31, 2007, Railbenders[13]
  • Like a Wheel - Released: Dec 11, 2009, Whiskey Road Records[14]
  • Time to Ride (single) - Released: Jan 20, 2014, James Dalton[15]
  • The Medicine Show - Released: December 15, 2017, Railbenders[16]


  1. ^ "Railbender Bio". The Railbenders Bio. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "The Railbenders". Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ "Traditional Country with an edge: RAILBENDERS". Archived from the original on December 23, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ "Railbenders Tickets Discover Railbenders >". Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ "Segundo by Railbenders". Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ "Railbenders interview w/ MoBoogie - Mile High Music Festival". Retrieved 2014. External link in |website= (help)
  7. ^ "Railbenders blend rock with country". Retrieved 2014.
  8. ^ "The Railbenders Artist Biography". Retrieved 2014.
  9. ^ "The Railbenders Southbound". Retrieved 2014.
  10. ^ "Southbound Railbenders". Retrieved 2014. External link in |website= (help)
  11. ^ "Segundo Railbenders". Retrieved 2014. External link in |website= (help)
  12. ^ "Showdown Railbenders". Retrieved 2014. External link in |website= (help)
  13. ^ "The Railbenders Rock 'n' Rail New Year's Eve". Retrieved 2014.
  14. ^ "Like A Wheel Railbenders". Retrieved 2014. External link in |website= (help)
  15. ^ "Time to Ride - Single Railbenders". Retrieved 2014. External link in |website= (help)
  16. ^ "The Medicine Show Railbenders". December 2017. External link in |website= (help)

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