Run Boy Run / Something To Someone
Album: Something To Someone   Collection:General
Artist:Run Boy Run   Added:Nov 2014
Label:Sky Island Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-11-28 Pull Date: 2015-01-30
Week Ending: Jan 11 Dec 28 Dec 21 Dec 14 Dec 7
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 27, 2017: Traditions
Wild Bill Jones
4. Dec 18, 2014: Meow
Spin A Golden Thread
2. Jan 07, 2015: Clean Copper Radio
Oh, Momma (Won't You Tell Me What To Do?)
5. Dec 12, 2014: Time Traveler
Spin A Golden Thread
3. Dec 26, 2014: Time Traveler
Spin A Golden Thread
6. Dec 11, 2014: Mountain Music
Wild Bill Jones

Album Review
Mr. Tumnus
Reviewed 2014-11-27
New folk. I’m so happy to be reviewing this album. A folk band from southern Arizona, Run Boy Run is producing warm, old-timey, acoustic music in a style that is uniquely their own. Something to Someone is their sophomore album and feels more ambitious than last year’s debut. The sound is still folk, but some of the songs are unconventional—highly methodical, repetitive music with lots of layers (see 4 and especially 11). If you’re more interested in traditional down-home stuff, and no shame in that, check out 1, 2, and 7. Two vocalists, one alto, one soprano—both excellent. A great folk album from an artist that is starting to push beyond folk into its own space.

Recommended: 1, 2, 4, 7, 11

1) “Under the Boughs” (3:51): Warm, upbeat. Long instrumental bridge.
2) “Wild Bill Jones” (3:34): Great opening with violin, cello. Lovely lyrics.
3) “A Dream in the Night” (2:49): A radically different feel here: almost European. Much slower, slinkier.
4) “Spin a Golden Thread” (4:53): Like part of a soundtrack to an indie movie. Very strict beat, repetitive lyrics. It really grows on you after a while.
5) “Heavy the Sorrow” (2:51): Straightforward, but nice, sad song.
6) “Sunday for Larks” (3:17): The violin is very prominent on this fully instrumental track. Jaunty, folky sound.
7) “Momma, Won’t You Tell Me What To Do” (3:33): We get a lot of the vocalist here on a high-energy, high-passion track. Great.
8) “Locket” (4:15): Song about settling down with someone who you love. Wonderful swirl of voices at the end.
9) “The Lord Taketh Away” (3:21): A song about loss.
10) “Something to Someone” (3:24): Superb chords at the beginning. Lyrics are a bit odd.
11) “Far From My Home/Lion and the Fawn” (6:00): Solo female voice at the beginning, gradually acquiring layers of accompaniment. Another great, highly methodical, entrancing song, which becomes much more lively and also fully instrumental at around the four minute mark.

--Mr. Tumnus

Track Listing
1. Under The Boughs   6. Sunday For The Larks
2. Wild Bill Jones   7. Oh, Momma (Won't You Tell Me What To Do?)
3. A Dream In The Night   8. Locket
4. Spin A Golden Thread   9. The Lord Taketh Away
5. Heavy The Sorrow   10. Something To Someone
  11. Far From My Home/Lion And The Fawn