November 5, 2018


Thank you all for the love and support as our entire community gets through this hard time. We’re honored to ride out 2018 with the help of some of our friends, including Danny Louis, Jeremy Lawton, and Matt Slocum. We’re excited to announce a handful of dates this winter, with more to be announced next week! We look forward to seeing everyone out there. Please join us!

1/18 & 19 - The Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO
1/20 & 21 - 10 Mile Music Hall - Frisco, CO
1/31 - Montbleau Casino Hotel - Lake Tahoe, NV
2/1 & 2 - The UC Theatre - Berkeley, CA

October 19, 2018

Special thanks to Evan Wirths for creating the art for this shirt, and Kevin Sullivan and Ron Landis providing the inspiration for the design on the back! We were inspired by all of your interest and decided to try and make sure this celebration of Andy reached far and wide. These shirts will be available online at ( as well as for sale at Hangtown Music Festival next weekend.

All proceeds from the sales of these shirts will benefit Positive Legacy. For those not familiar, Positive Legacy does amazing work in communities surrounding music events, combining the love of music with positive, sustainable, projects wherever these excursions take us. See some of their work here

Every year, Positive Legacy hosts a Day of Service at Strings & Sol (, giving artists and festival goers the opportunity to give back to the communities close to Puerto Morelos. These days were dear to Andy, and he never missed one. We believe this is the perfect way to celebrate him, while bring attention and funding to something he felt committed to.

October 19, 2018

We’ll be heading to Placerville, CA for the 8th Annual Hangtown Music Festival next week (10/25 - 10/28). Use our code “railroad” for a $20 discount on 2-Day, 3-Day or 4-Day Passes to the fest (code good through 10/22).

Full lineup, schedule, costume themes and more info

October 18, 2018
Andrew James Goessling, February 5, 1959 – October 12, 2018
Andrew James Goessling, 59, of Long Valley, NJ, died peacefully at home after a gallant fight against cancer.
In his own words, Andy started his music career by “getting on the bus in fourth grade with my clarinet, and I never got off!” followed by his wry smile.
Andy was a passionate and extraordinarily talented multi-instrumentalist who played any woodwind or fretted instrument - and he had all of them. To each and every show he brought a variety of instruments that he carefully picked, choosing the sound, personality and tone that would best fit the musical style and message of that music. His gifts and insights have been heard live and on recordings around the world, and he has touched so many by expressing his gentle, humorous soul thru his playing.
With a lifelong involvement in music, no list can adequately sum up Andy’s contributions and accomplishments to the people he played with or those that heard him. He was a founding member and toured nationally with the highly acclaimed band Railroad Earth. Other bands he helped create included Blue Sparks from Hell, Sleeping Bee, Shockinaw Mountain Boys and the Secret Admirers. Locally he played with Kings in Disguise, Bill Kelly, Daisycutter, Patrick Regan Band and just about every other musician in the tristate area. He has shared the stage with David Bromberg, John McEuen, Bruce Hornsby, Phil Lesh, Rick Danko, Peter Rowan, Phil Woods, Warren Haynes, Guy Clark, Dar Williams, Bob Dorough, David Lowery and so many, many more.
While best known as a musician, Andy had many passions including antiques, woodworking, history and reading. He had a love of anything old made of wood, and enjoyed repairing antique furniture or collecting homeless historical musical instruments. Andy’s love of nature was with him wherever he went, whether it was looking for turtles at home or exploring new places when on tour.
The son of Mick and Jeanne Goessling, Andy was born in Illinois and raised in Mendham, NJ. Married in 1990, Andy was the loving husband of Alison Boardman Goessling, and caring sibling to Dan, Dave, Kate, Bob, Paul, MaryFaith, Steve and Ted along with their spouses, plus numerous nieces and nephews. Along with creating a vast network of friends throughout his long touring career he also stayed in touch with many of his childhood friends, all of this another example of his kind and generous nature that we all will miss.
Condolence messages can be posted on the Bailey’s Funeral Home obituary page for Andy. Service information will be posted there as well ->
In lieu of flowers, you can donate in his name at Hungry For Music, a charity that distributes musical instruments to underserved children that wish to learn music. Andy was a firm believer in encouraging youth to play and express themselves through music, and often donated his time to music programs for that purpose ->
October 12, 2018
Friends we come with heavy hearts and the sad news that our brother Andy has passed. He was truly one of a kind - a brilliant musician, and a better person. It was a privilege to share this journey with him, and through his music he touched many lives. There's simply too much to feel right now, words are hard to find, and we'll have more to say in time.

“How dear to my heart, how precious the moments, we stood side by side, singing a song”… (Hazel Dickens x RRE)
October 12, 2018
Grab your tickets and join us this December at The Broadberry for South Hill Snowdown in Richmond, VA alongside South Hill Banks, Hackensaw Boys James Justin & Co. Dalton Dash, Colin & Caroline,and Muther Goose!
GA & VIP tix on sale now ->
October 10, 2018

Be sure to catch us next Sunday, October 21st at LEAF Community Artsjust outside Asheville, NC! Tickets will are almost gone! Get yours @

#LEAFBringingItHome #LEAFFestival