STRAIGHT out of the Colorado Rockies, The Railsplitters play with confidence, grace and a real depth of character. This award-winning bluegrass outfit draw influences from all of the greats – from Bill Monroe and Earl Scruggs to the band’s contemporaries. They are currently embarking on a UK tour and will be in Peebles on Friday, April 15.

Fresh off the success of their first album, and taking first place in Rockygrass’ Best New Band Competition, Colorado natives, The Railsplitters got busy touring the US, meeting wider audiences, and of course, spending hours in the tour van.

As you can imagine with five members travelling across the United States, the musical array is varied, and their time spent honing their at home and on the road has delivered a fusion that has shaped the band's own unique sound. With their new album, The Faster It Goes, The Railsplitters are using these new influences to break the bonds of bluegrass and unleash tradition.

Lauren Stovall and the rest of the ‘Splitters suggest that using your roots to evolve is really at the heart of the genre as, Bill Monroe himself was an innovator. With their finger on the pulse, the band hope to push the genre forward with an adventurous spirit, carrying on the tradition of breaking boundaries with their innovative sound.

Each member contributes song-writing, powerful vocals, great harmonies and breath-taking instrumentals to give this band its amazing range.   Their debut album showcased influences from roots/Americana, country, 50s doo-wop, modern pop and rock ‘n roll.

They play the Eastgate Theatre in Peebles on Friday, April 15.

Tickets are priced £14, £12 concessions and £6 for schoolchildren.