Existing comfortably in the tension between tradition and the musical frontier, Tucson-based Americana darlings Run Boy Run blend bluegrass, folk and the old timey American vernacular with touches of classical and turn of the century details. Their new EP, I Would Fly, released September 2016 on Sky Island Records, has garnered praise, as did their three other records from the likes of All Music Guide, Performer Magazine, PopMatters, The Guardian, and more. Their new album features three new original songs and one cover of a Carter Family hit, “Hello Stranger." It’s no surprise that the band counts Garrison Keillor of NPR's 'A Prairie Home Companion' and renowned Irish fiddler Kevin Burke among their growing legion of fans.
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). 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. On these tour dates, Ryan Alfred (Sweet Ghosts, ex-Calexico) will play bass.
Catch them Wednesday, February 8th at The Southgate House Revival with The Local Honeys!