Run Boy Run “Strings” Together Its Music

In 2009, two pairs of siblings and a street busker at the University of Arizona got together and formed a string band. Two years later, they found themselves winning the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Contest in Colorado, joining the ranks of past winners like Nickel Creek, Dixie Chicks and even Kalamazoo’s own Greensky Bluegrass.

At heart, Run Boy Run is a bluegrass and old-time band armed with beautiful three-part vocal harmonies with somewhat less-than-conventional arrangements consisting of multiple-bowed instruments in lieu of guitar and banjo. And while this wasn’t really an initial consideration of the group’s, it’s since become something they’ve embraced.

Full article at Revue Magazine…