Thursday, March 1, 2012
Runaway Home Reforms
CHA - CHA - CHA - CHANGES........................................
THE NEW RUNAWAY HOME
The Troubadour, The Guitar Slinger & The Mountain Songbird
Mark Elliott * Gary Culley * Lisa McCarter
Runaway Home is a band born of hometown enthusiasm and support. In the short time since its founding they have immersed themselves in local venues, local events and the lives of their fans-turned friends. You have seen them by now in your favorite rooms like “The Fillin’ Station” and “Red Tree Coffee” as well as benefits for “Cheatham County Flood Relief” and the annual “Cabin Fever Harpeth High School Band of Blue Benefit.” They have been a part of local radio like The “TJ Kirby & Rockin’ Wendy V Show”, Centerville’s KIZZ 96 and Dickson’s artist-friendly WDKN.
The band has even played a role in the personal lives of its fans, from birthday parties, to life celebrations and even final farewells.
But, like any good child of home, they have begun to “leave the nest”. The band has made its mark around Nashville playing many of the known venues from the famous “Station Inn” to the stages of the “CMA-Fest.” They have also done their fair share of TV including the “Billy Block Show”, “Music City Roots Live at the Station Inn” and country cable TV shows including “Ronnie McDowell’s Music City Tonight” and “The Don Gatlin Show.”
Living up to the “Runaway” part of their name, the band has also been on the road. They have been steadily playing venues from “The Halton Theater” & “Evening Muse” in Charlotte, NC to the Festival Stages of the “Pensacola Beach Songwriters Fest” and the Amphitheater at “Walker’s Bluff,” IL …..with dozens of stages in-between.
The wheels of progress don’t turn without change though, and Runaway Home has had its share. Teresa McCarter left the business and the band at the first of this year to pursue personal goals. The band has re-tooled around its principle members and now the trio (along with its great backing band) continues headlong into the wind with a debut CD coming out in late April and miles of road ahead.
Catch them on their next stop at the Annual Cabin Fever Fundraiser for Harpeth High School’s Band of Blue. Saturday night March 3rd. The pre-show auction and dinner begins at 5:30pm.