Thursday, November 8, 2012

Winter Newsletter

Run Boy Run Winter Update

The pumpkins are carved, the nights growing longer, and prickly pear fruits falling!
Time to share some RBR highlights from this crisp season

Fall Festivals and New Friends

September and October were chock full of memorable performances. RBR returned to the mainstage for our third straight year at the Pickin in the Pines festival in Flagstaff.   Performing at PIP feels like coming home, and we were especially honored this year to share the stage with the stellar Hot Rize, meet Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum, and make some new friends in the not-to-be-missed Foghorn String Band from Portland.

Other show highlights have been our second year at the Arizona State Fiddle Contest and Old Time Opry in Payson, Arizona (this year sharing the stage with The Special Consensus), an intimate evening concert at the beautiful Harlow gardens in Tucson, and a lively weekend performing in the Pumpkin Patch at the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix (see picture above for a sample).

We have two more shows to round out the yearNovember 14th at the Crescent Ballroom, opening for the rising blues act The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, and a November 30th residency at Page High School. Our Page residency will be with string students during the day and performing a concert 7-9 PM at the Cultural Arts Building for the public at the Page High School. If you’re in northern Arizona, please us join November 30th in Page. 

Our new Recording Project

Run Boy Run has been actively preparing for our first full-length album recording.  With several intense weekend rehearsals in Phoenix and Tucson, we've been busy polishing arrangements, practicing with our friend Mr. Metronome, and fine-tuning individual parts. We are working hard now so we can be as efficient and relaxed as possible in front of the mics.   Now, that the hard work has been put in, hours logged,  it’s time to turn on that red light!

We'll be in the Jim Brady Recording Studios starting this coming weekend (November 10), and continuing into December. Our target release date is early February 2013.  Our engineer, Jim Brady, is an industry pro, having recorded the likes of Linda Ronstadt, EmmyLou Harris, Del McCoury, Neil Young, and Richard Thompson.  We’re so excited to be working with someone that knows acoustic music and vocal harmonies, is based in Tucson, and has such a beautiful large-room studio.

Kickstart Us

Our online CD fundraising campaign is live! As we mentioned in several of our shows, we launched a Kickstarter campaign to pre-fund our recording project and connect with our fans in a new way. You can see our promotional video and contribute online at:

We are two weeks into the campaign with two weeks to go. So far, we’ve reached 80% of our $5000 goal.  We need to reach our full goal in order to receive any of the pledges. So if you haven’t yet, please visit our page and consider contributing. We are so appreciative of all our supporters and patrons. Thanks for loving what we’re doing and supporting us during this exciting phase. 
Happy Winter everybody!
Matt, Jesse, Grace, Jen, and Bekah

What our fans are saying about the Kickstarter campaign

  1. October 30
    I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS!!! COME PLAY IN EUGENE, OREGON!!! Yes, all-caps was necessary for this important message. <3

  2. October 30
    Run Boy Run played beautifully at the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden "Pumpkin Patch" on Sunday. Thank you for the "murder ballads" after the break. Lady Margaret is my personal favorite. Also proud to be a KickStarter backer of the Run Boy Run Album project.

  3. October 29
    I'm proud to be a backer for this Group of fine young talented Musicians! I was an original backer for The Beatles ... and that turned out well :) LOL Oh, and bye the way ... Paul and Ringo said they absolutely love your music and said to tell you all Hi!! :)

  4. October 27
    I'm waiting with great anticipation! Run Boy Run!

  5. October 23
    Congratulations on your KIckStarter and on having the courage to follow your dreams! I am so excited to see how far Run Boy Run will go!

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