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Run Boy Run Live
Apr 2, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm| $10.00
Featuring: Run Boy Run, Wahoo Skiffle Crazies & Matt Bauer
Run Boy Run
Existing comfortably in the tension between tradition and the musical frontier, Run Boy Run‘s all-acoustic format blends bluegrass, folk and the old timey American vernacular with touches of classical and jazz. Their music is rooted in the traditional music of the Appalachian South, but is also definitively present in the 21st century.
From winning the band contest at Pickin‘ In The Pines (mere weeks after forming in 2009) and a special appearance at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in 2012, to two appearances on National Public Radio‘s A Prairie Home Companion, Run Boy Run have been making friends and fans alike with their open-ended musical approach and wonderful stage presence. A Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor was impressed enough that he penned the liner notes to the band‘s debut CD.
Run Boy Run come from Tucson, Arizona, and were tagged by Paste magazine as “One of the top 10 Arizona bands to hear now.” The band is brother and sister Matt Rolland (fiddle, guitar) and Grace Rolland (cello, vocals), sisters Bekah Sandoval Rolland (fiddle, vocals) and Jen Sandoval (mandolin, vocals) and bass player Jesse Allen. With three strong female voices, singing separately or in harmony, and deeply rooted familial connection to traditional American music, Run Boy Run didn‘t come lately to their sound; it‘s in their collective blood.
Their debut CD, So Sang the Whippoorwill, was released in March 2013 to regional and national critical acclaim.
Wahoo Skiffle Crazies
Balancing relevancy with absurdity, Wahoo Skiffle Crazies offer post-modern, time-traveling, Gonzo-Folk traditional jug band tunes, ragtime, protest songs, blues and originals, influenced by the 60s folk revival and Depression Era Americana (both).
“If you’ve never heard Matt Bauer’s staggeringly beautiful The Island Moved in the Storm (2008), I suggest you stop reading now and remedy that situation posthaste. I say that simply because thoroughly digesting that record is about the only thing that can prepare you for Bauer’s upcoming release, The Jessamine County Book Of The Living.” – My Old Kentucky Blog