Railroad Earth’s Andy Goessling has sat out some recent shows while he undergoes medical treatment. As note on the band’s Facebook page explains, “We wanted to share that Andy is undergoing some medical treatment right now that keeps him close to home and there is a chance he will not be playing some of the upcoming shows. For the ones he will be missing, we will have some special guests to make the shows special. Please join us in support of Andy, while giving him the privacy he needs and wishing him a speedy recovery.”

So far the New Jersey-bred group has welcomed two guests at two different shows to help fill in for the multi-instrumentalist.On May 5, while performing at Laramie, Wyoming’s Prexy’s Pasture University of Wyoming, Infamous Stringdusters banjo player Chris Pandolfi sat in with the group throughout their gig and, on May 20, Col. Bruce Hampton/Magpie Salute/Jimmy Herring keyboardist Matt Slocum performed with Railroad Earth during their show at Kansas City, Missouri’s Bluegrass in the Bottoms. The band has yet to confirm if other guests will join Railroad Earth in the coming weeks.

Railroad Earth will appear at Thornville, OH’s Dark Star Jubilee this evening.