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Tucson's Run Boy Run shares enchanting "Spin a Golden Thread" with Guitar World's Acoustic Nation, on tour now; 'Something to Someone' LP out 10/27

posted Oct 18, 2014, 3:00 PM by Vu Nguyen
It's telling that Tucson five piece Run Boy Run count Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, NPR's A Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor, and The Lumineers producer Ryan Hadlock, among their growing legion of admierers. With a unique line up consisting of 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, Run Boy Run's music blends bluegrass, folk and the old timey American vernacular with touches of classical and turn of the century details. Having recently prepped the release of the upcoming album Something to Someone for an October 28th release on Sky Island Records, the band has shared the album cuts "Under the Boughs" and their take on "Wild Bill Jones" over the last couple months. Today the band shares the harmony driven, mandolin-centric "Spin a Golden Thread" with Guitar World / Acoustic Nation. The track can be heard on Soundcloud. Run Boy Run is also on the front end of their fall tour dates, hitting Northern California before making their way out east. See below for the full list of dates.

The album was recorded at historic Bear Creek Studios in Woodinville, Washington with producers Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers, Johnny Flynn) and Jerry Streeter (Brandi Carlile, Elephant Revival), whose attention to detail shines in Run Boy Run's multi-voiced, and multi-stringed arrangements. With three strong female voices, singing separately or in harmony, it's clear the band has a deeply rooted familial connection to traditional American music. It's in their collective blood. Continuing a sense of innovation in tradtional American music put forth by other bands such as Nickel Creek, Crooked Still, and Trampled By Turtles. Run Boy Run continues this journey into music that is dynamic, orchestral, and overflowing with beauty.

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 NPR's A Prairie Home Companion (host Garrison Keillor, in addition to being a fan, penned the liner notes to the band's debut album), they were also tagged by Paste Magazine as “One of the top 10 Arizona bands to hear now."  They've been making fans across the US with their open-ended musical approach and dynamic stage presence, and will take that live show back across the country coast to coast this fall and winter, with the first batch of tour dates below.

Something to Someone is available for pre-order.


10/18  sa  San Rafael, CA @ Studio 55
10/19  su  San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
10/21  t     Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
10/23  th   Mahtomedi, MN (Minneapolis/St. Paul) @ Chautauqua Fine Arts Center
10/24  f     Fergus Falls, MN @ Fergus Falls Performing Arts Center
10/25  sa  Red Wing, MN @ TB Sheldon Theatre
10/26  su  Grand Rapids, MN @ Reif Center
10/30  th   Albuquerque, NM @ Low Spirits
10/31  f     Phoenix, AZ @ Musical Instrument Museum
11/13  th    New Haven, CT @ Cafe 9
11/14  f      Manchester, NH @ Dana Center, Saint Anselm College
11/15  sa    Randolph, VT @ Chandler Performing Arts Center
11/16  su    West Hartford, CT @ First Church of Christ