Herschel Freeman Agency

Americana Bluegrass


The unique sound of Run Boy Run is rooted in the traditional music of the Appalachian South. In recent years, bands like Nickel Creek, Crooked Still, and others have revived a sense of innovation in traditional American music. Run Boy Run continues this journey into music that is dynamic, orchestral, and overflowing with beauty. Run Boy Run exists in the tension between tradition and frontier. Three strong female voices weave a spectacular tapestry of sound. Award-winning fiddle cuts a path for a tightly formed rhythmic front. Every arrangement is – at it’s core – beautiful.

From winning the band contest at Pickin’ in the Pines in the first weeks of forming in 2009 to playing on stage at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival as band contest winners in 2012, to making a second appearance on A Prairie Home Companion in St. Paul in 2013, Run Boy Run is spreading this special brand of music to all who would hear. With the release of the full length album So Sang the Whippoorwill in March of 2013, Run Boy Run is making more people dance, cry, and sing than ever.

Brother and sister, Matt (fiddle, guitar) and Grace Rolland (cello, vocals), have fiddle music running through their blood. Raised with bow and rosin on every bedside table, Run Boy Run was a natural fit. Sisters, Bekah (fiddle, vocals, guitar) and Jen Sandoval (mandolin, vocals), grew up deeply rooted in the Bluegrass festivals of Arizona, so they too found a home in Run Boy Run. Jesse Allen (bass) was brought up on opera and western swing, and grew to love the natural fusion inherent in American music. The whole truly exceeds the sum of the parts as touches of classical, jazz, and folk express themselves through the old-time core of Run Boy Run’s unique sound.

Press quotes

"Hot instruments and beautiful, sweet harmony singing - that's all you need in the world today!" ~ Garrison Keillor, A Prairie Home Companion

"One of the top ten Arizona bands to hear now" ~ Paste Magazine Blog

"The most musical show of the four-day Country Thunder festival" ~ Arizona Daily Star

"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." ~ Garrison Keillor, A Prairie Home Companion

"Run Boy Run is officially one of southern Arizona hottest young acts." ~ Tucson Weekly


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Tour Schedule


February 11 Arizona Musicfest, Scottsdale AZ
April 9 Historic 5th Street Bluegrass Festival, Las Vegas NV
April 22 Carson Valley Arts Hall, Carson City NV
April 30 Tucson Folk Festival, Tucson, AZ
May 29 Bluegrass on the Arkansas Festival, Salida, CO
June 3 Desert Botanical Gardens Concerts, Phoenix AZ
June 6 ASU Paul Rolland Strings Workshop, Tempe AZ
June 11 Palisade Bluegrass Festival, Palisade CO
Sept 3-4 Strawberry Music Festival, Tuolumne CA
Sept 16-17 Pickin’ in the Pines Acoustic Music Festival, Flagstaff AZ
November 4 Bankhead Theatre, Livermore CA


February 9 John J. Pruis Hall, Ball State University, Muncie IN
February 10 The Ogle Center, New Albany, IN
Feb 25 WFMT Radio Folkstage Concert, Chicago IL
February 27 – March 4 Rochester, MN Riverside Concerts Residency
March 5 The Dakota Jazz Club, Minneapolis MN

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