Run Boy Run's debut album available March 19, 2013 from Sky Island Records features eight original songs, their take on three traditional bluegrass/old-time tunes, and a upbeat reworking of The Band's "Get Up Jake". Here's what Garrison Keillor wrote for the album liner notes:
"Doing a weekly radio show for a few decades a man sometimes feels he has heard way too much music and he avoids cafes where singer/songwriters perform and puts his iPod in the drawer and enjoys long silent walks in the snowy woods and then along comes this very band, Run Boy Run, two fiddles, mandolin, cello, and bass, young musicians who have caught the spirit of the traditional and who combine bold playing and beautiful harmony singing, which is a miracle whenever you hear it. My only quibble was whether they shouldn’t separate the Boy from the Run Run with a pair of commas, but now I think not. I saw them clear late one night at a party when they played for three hours straight, unamplified, and danced while they did it, and wanted to play more but the van was leaving. I am old and jaded but I still have my hearing and when I hear Run Boy Run, it all comes back to me, why I started doing that show back then. I hope they go on forever."
released March 19, 2013
by Sky Island Records
Run Boy Run is…
Jesse Allen (Upright Bass)
Grace Rolland (Vocals, Cello)
Matt Rolland (Fiddle)
Bekah Sandoval (Vocals, Fiddle, Guitar)
Jen Sandoval (Vocals, Mandolin)
Produced by Run Boy Run and Jim Brady.
Recorded at Jim Brady Recording Studios in Tucson, Arizona.
Tracking, mixing, and mastering by Jim Brady.
Album packaging by Alex Parisi.
Album illustration by Aubreigh Brunschwig.
Photography by Amy Martell.
All songs published through ASCAP (J. Allen, G. Rolland, J. Sandoval) and BMI (all others) and managed by Modern Works Publishing.
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We would like to thank…
Our parents for the gift of music and teaching us to pursue what we love.
Our families for your love and support.
Our friends and fans for your enthusiasm.
Our Kickstarter contributors for helping put this album in your hands.
Our artists Amy, Alex, Joe, and Aubreigh for all the great design ideas and contributions.
Laura Kepner-Adney for her help in the studio
Don Gest, Julie Sullivan, and Ben Sandoval for all the opportunities, guidance, and introductions.
Garrison Keillor and A Prairie Home Companion; Planet Bluegrass and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival; FFOTM and the Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass festival.
And finally, our engineer and co-producer, Jim, for his patience, his enthusiasm, and his work.