Saturday, June 27, 2015
Where: The Southern
Cost: $10.00 Advance, $10.00 Day of Show
In the late nineties/early aughts, Walker’s Run developed a loyal following in and around Virginia for its unique, improvisational mountain-music. Walking the fine line between tradition and exploration, the group packed major venues and sold thousands of copies of its debut CD before taking a long-term hiatus in 2002, when founding member and chief songwriter Brennan Gilmore moved overseas. In 2009, the group re-formed, and the new iteration of Walker's Run is its best yet, with well-acclaimed instrumentalists in the national acoustic music scene joining Gilmore and bassist Zack Blatter: award-winning fiddle player Nate Leath (Leathal Matter, Old School Freight Train), mandolin player Andy Thacker (Love Canon), and percussionist Nick Falk (Boston Boys). The new line-up of Walker's Run stretches even further beyond the realm of tradition Appalachian folk music, incorporating world music, jazz, and punk influences.
Walker's Run and its members have appeared on prestigious stages throughout the United States and overseas, including the Kennedy Center, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Theater at Lime Kiln, and many more.