Setting off this week on a lively Bluegrass note with the new single from Cedar Hill – and very appropriately it’s a train-themed song. Cedar Hill Railyard was, you’ll recall, the largest rail yard in the world until it closed after World War II. You can still visit it today – it’s accessible from the hiking trail next to the Quinnipiac River marshes, but it’s now a candidate for an appearance in “Abandoned Engineering” rather than a bustling centre of industry, well that’s progress for you.
Cedar Hill though have a song of love lost and steam trains – the classic combination. ‘Window of a Train‘ features Frank Ray on mandolin and harmony vocal, Patti LaFleur on upright bass, Pete Brown on fiddle and harmony vocal, DJ Shumate on banjo, and Dalton Harper on lead vocal and guitar, who also penned the song.