Rails error

hello all. I am a newbie to Ruby programming and I could use some assistance please.

I have installed Ruby Dreamhost’s latest version of Ruby (1.8.5?) and I used Putty to install it. When I bring up my page in a browser (http://myrailsapp.stickypimp.com) the welcome page loads normally. but when I attempt to view one of my rhtml files (http://myrailsapp.stickypimp.com/performers), I get an error:
Application error
Rails application failed to start properly

Any ideas?

thanks in advance.