Runner of the Woods is showcasing at Folk Alliance International this year in New Orleans! We’ll be playing several showcases, including Blackpot. I’ll also appear on a panel as musician/legal professional to discuss my experience with merch (e.g. making T-shirts, handling money on tour, how booking emails functions as contracts, percentages taken by venues and festivals etc.).
I also plan to prove it’s possible to eat fried gulf seafood for 5 days in a row…and live to tell the tale.
Runner of the Woods is back in the studio this July to record one more single for 2019 and their second full length album for 2020. With the killer band we have, I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited to record.
And speaking of being excited, I leave tomorrow morning for the wilds of Quebec, where I’ll be fly fishing the stunning Lac des Trente et Un Milles (“31 Mile Long Lake”). It’s full of monstrous, angry small mouth bass and I aim to wrestle with them until the sun sets each day. More soon!
Thanks to all the bands and hungry people who made Bands & Boil 2019 a great success! With the loss of Fond Object in East Nashville, the prospect of putting on an outdoor show seemed dire. I abandoned the idea outright until securing the permission of local record store, The Groove. From there it was a matter of tackling a very long list of logistics and booking performers who could make people dance. We had great music by Jon Latham, Mando Saenz, Bark, Cristina Vane, and Runner of the Woods. And people did dance! And they ate 40 pounds of crawfish and drained the keg supplied by our sponsor, Little Harpeth Brewing. Next year, we’ll need two sacks of crawfish and two kegs!
There’s something really special about a family-friendly event with food and music. You really are creating something out of nothing. I take great pride in bringing the neighborhood together in this way. We’ll do it again next year!
Join us on Sunday, June 2nd at 2 pm for the 2nd Annual Bands & Boil! Free crawfish, beer, and a fantastic music lineup featuring Mando Saenz, Runner of the Woods, Bark, Jon Latham, and Cristina Vane. Fond Object, the location of last year’s show, is no more, unfortunately, but we’re thrilled to have found a new home at the Groove Record Shop.
This is a family friendly event, with popsicles for the kids. Support live music, and come hungry and thirsty!
We’re thrilled to announced that our new single, “Acadiana Girls”, is officially available today, fittingly, on Mardi Gras! Produced by Stephen Daly, this track features our current lineup of Nashville’s finest players, including Billy Contreras (fiddle), Eric Frey (bass), Stephen Daly (guitar), and Zoltan Tobak (drums).
Stream it on Spotify ! Note that there is also a “Radio Edit” version, which replaces the word “Bullshit” with “Teardrops”. You have to admire the poetry of that!
We hope to see you tonight at the American Legion in East Nashville for our record release / Mardi Gras show. 9 pm!
We’re thrilled to announce the release of our new single, “Acadiana Girls”, on Mardi Gras day, March 5, 2019! Kicking off “release week”, we will perform live on WMOT’s “Finally Friday’s” on March 1st at noon. Then, Nick Beaudoing will front Santa’s Ice Cold Pickers at Santa’s Pub on Sunday, March 3rd. Last, but not least, we’ll celebrate the release with a video premiere and a live show at the American Legion Post 82 as part of Honky-Tonk Tuesday Nights.
This will mark the first recorded release by Runner of the Woods since “Thirsty Valley”. It features the current lineup of the band: Bill Contreras on fiddle, Stephen Daly on guitar, Eric Frey on bass, and Zoltan Tobak on drums.
We can’t wait to share this song and video with you. More soon!
I’m thrilled to be performing so many showcases at Folk Alliance in Montreal, Canada this year. Above all, I can’t wait to do three all-French language sets in the Indie Montreal “French Rendez-Vous” Room 404. I don’t often get to perform these songs for people who understand the lyrics. See y’all there!