Common Railers are a mostly-acoustic four-piece band from Ithaca NY. Their sound ranges from more traditional folk and bluegrass, to singer-songwriter and pop. Songwriting is shared by guitarist Peter Glanville and mandolin, accordion, and sax player Gordon Rowland, who often collaborate on the band's original material. Acoustic upright bassist Mike Costello and drummer Shane Hartman create the foundation, while adding intricate grooves to the band's original material. Covers from Townes Van Zandt, Hank Williams, Tom Waits and Bob Dylan often make their way into longer set lists. The band has been playing since summer 2006 and plays a wide variety of venues from bars and eateries, to outdoor concert series.