Railroad Earth takes Americana music and makes it their own. Even with a bluegrass inspired sound, this band makes use of drums and amplifiers that are almost never used in the bluegrass world. This jam band, with their unique blend of country and blues, is once again on tour and will be playing along with Yonder Mountain String Band and Danny Barnes at Nokia Theater on Oct. 17. Ages 16 and over. railroadearth.com.