Video from Our Mardi Gras Show

Thanks to Fats Kaplin for taking this short video of our Mardi Gras show. I don’t get to play squeezebox in the key of A very often. BONUS: Can you identify this Cajun song in spite of the fact they all sound similar?

Celebrate Mardi Gras at Dee’s in Nashville!

Join Runner of the Woods as we dig deep into the Cajun catalog this Fat Tuesday, February 25th at Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge from 8 pm – 9:30 pm. We’ll playing plenty of new originals too, but Mardi Gras calls for danceable Cajun music we will deliver with one of the best bands in Nashville (Billy Contreras on fiddle, Adam Meisterhans on guitar, Eric Frey on bass, Zoltan Tobak on drums). And yours truly, making this “accordion face” while focusing on idiosyncratic chord changes.

For that is the Tao of Cajun music. See you there!

Folk Alliance 2020 in New Orleans

Photo by Mickey Bernal

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.

A bientot!

Fish Blog & Folk Alliance

A gift from the heavens

Check out this beauty from the fish blog. My arm still hurts.

Runner of the Woods is possibly going to Folk Alliance this year. It’s in New Orleans, and decaying French cities are my thing.

It’s an expensive cattle call, really. But who am I kidding? It’s in New Orleans and I’m going.

Official AmericanaFest Party “It’s All Gravy”, Sat, Sep 14th!

Join Runner of the Woods, Teddy and the Rough Riders, Kristina Murray, and Leo Rondeau for some of the best independent Americana East Nashville has to offer. You won’t leave hungry because we’ll be serving free poutine, the world’s best comfort food.

The event is open to the public in addition to all AmericanaFest attendees. Food and music start at 3 pm:

3:00 pm: Leo Rondeau

3:50 pm: Kristina Murray

4:40 pm: Runner of the Woods

5:30 pm: Teddy and the Rough Riders

Back in the Studio this Month!

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!

Le Lac des Trente et Un Milles, Bouchette, Quebec

Bands & Boil 2019 was a Huge Success!

Soaking up the goodness

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!

Into the pot, y’all!

Knoxville band, Bark, gives us a rock-n-roll reprieve from singer-songwriters.
Time to EAT!

Don’t forget sausage, potatoes, and corn!

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!

2nd Annual Bands & Boil, Sun, June 2 at The Groove! Sponsored by Little Harpeth Brewery.

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!

Bands & Boil 2018 at Fond Object, East Nashville (RIP)

Video & Single Premiere in Bluegrass Situation!

Thanks to the Bluegrass Situation for premiering our new video and single for “Acadiana Girls”! We’ll be releasing more new music in 2019 so this is only the beginning.

You can also watch the video here:

Also, a huge thanks to everyone who came to celebrate our single release and Mardi Gras at Honky-Tonk Tuesday at the American Legion in Nashville. What a wonderful night!

And lastly, thanks to WSM radio for having us in the studio in advance of the show. Fittingly, they are the first station to play “Acadiana Girls” and we couldn’t be more thrilled. More soon!

“Acadiana Girls” is Out Today!

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!