CD | Run Boy Run - So Sang the Whippoorwill
- CD length: 43 minutes.
- 12 tracks.
Twice featured on A Prairie Home Companion and winners of the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival band competition, Arizona-based Run Boy Run features three part female harmony, award-winning fiddle playing, and classic Americana/Bluegrass songwriting. This is Run Boy Run's debut album released March 19, 2013, featuring 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."