RUN BOY RUN, EP Release Show for “I WOULD FLY”
Friday, September 16, at Public Brewhouse- 209 N. Hoff AVE
Note: Hoff Ave is the street behind the Shanty & Ermanos on 4th.
Opening the show: Laura and The Killed Men and Landry
Tickets online here Also at:
Antigone Books- 411 N 4th- 792-3715 Dark Star Leather in Plaza Palomino – Swan at Ft Lowell-881-4700 and
Public Brewhouse- 775-2337
“This is folk music for everyone to love.” – Maeri Ferguson, Glide Magazine
Existing comfortably in the tension between tradition and the musical frontier, Run Boy Run blends bluegrass, folk and the old timey American vernacular with touches of classical and turn of the century details. Their new album, “I Would Fly”, available on Sky Island Records, has garnered early praise, as did their 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) and 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. Ryan Alfred (Sweet Ghosts, ex-Calexico) will play bass.
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 was also impressed enough that he penned the liner notes to the band’s debut album), they were tagged by Paste Magazine as “One of the top 10 Arizona bands to hear now.” They’ve been making fans across the U.S. with their open-ended musical approach and dynamic stage presence, and will take that live show back across the country coast to coast this summer and fall.
Ruby Jane and the Reckless
Tuesday, Oct. 11, Hotel Congress- Club Congress
Tickets $5 at the door
Ruby Jane Smith made a name in the music world at a very young age. In 2007 at the age of 12, Smith’s family made the move to Austin and that very same night she joined country music legend Dale Watson on stage at Austin’s historic Continental Club. Crowned the youngest fiddler player invited to play Grand Ole Opry, Smith’s list of accolades is impressive – boasting a steady stream of awards from the title of Mississippi State Fiddle Champion at age 10 to the Black Fret Grant her band received last year. She’s toured as lead violinist for artists Willie Nelson, Asleep At The Wheel, Lady Gaga, Local Natives, Marty Stuart, Blues Traveler, and performed alongside acts Sheryl Crow & ZZ Top.
After producing music on her own for the last 4 years, Smith now takes center stage, returning to Tucson in the five-piece folk pop group Ruby & The Reckless. The band’s debut album In My Head – recorded in Austin’s own Bubble Studio (Gary Clark Jr., Santana, Dandy Warhols) – is set to be released in September. Haunting lullabies accompanied by the country’s best in violin performance, tracks “In My Head” and “Rainbows,” speak volumes to the group’s ability to redefine this modern sound.
Hubby Jenkins of the Carolina Chocolate Drops
Friday, Oct 14 at Monterey Court
Local blues guitarist, Roman Barten- Sherman opens
Tickets $14 advance, $17 day of Tickets online here
Also at: Antigone Books- 411 N 4th- 792-3715; Dark Star Leather in Plaza Palomino – Swan at Ft Lowell-881-4700; Monterey Court – 505 W Miracle Mile
“I like to describe my music as traditional American music. I like to play blues, rags, banjo tunes, gospel, early country and jazz. Through the songs I play, I attempt to represent different aspects of our history and experiences.”
(Photo © by District Consonance)
At 26, HUBBY JENKINS is a talented multi-instrumentalist who endeavors to share his deep love and astounding knowledge of old-time American music. Born and raised in Brooklyn he delved into his Southern roots, following the thread of African American history that wove itself through country blues, ragtime, fiddle and banjo, and traditional jazz. Since 2010 he has been an integral part of the GRAMMY AWARD winning Carolina Chocolate Drops while he continues to make solo performances.
A great Q & A with Hubby Jenkins HERE
Thirteen-year-old Roman Barten-Sherman has been playing Delta Blues guitar since the age of four. His repertoire draws from the deep vernacular of artists such as Charley Patton, Mississippi Fred MacDowell, Blind Blake and Skip James. His performance history includes opening support for David Bromberg Quintet, Bobby Rush and John Mayall at the Rialto Theater and frequent bookings at The Juke Joint Festival in Clarksdale, Mississippi, The Tucson Folk Festival, and The Hotel Congress. His debut CD, Interstellar Blues was a 2014 KXCI top 40 pick of the year. 2015 saw the the release of the album Death of Immortality by Barten-Sherman’s electric Hill Country Blues duo, Roman Barten-Sherman and The Interstellar Blues Orchestra. In July of 2016, Barten-Sherman released Motherless Child Blues an album of cover songs by great women of the blues.
$14 advance, $17 day of. Show begins at 6 30. Doors open at 5.
Reservations strongly suggested, CALL for dinner table/seat reservations at 520- 207-2429