Ryan's Smashing Life Presents: Runaway Dorothy / Gus + Scout / Beautiful Small Machines
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Springing from the creative mind of music blogger Ryan Spaulding (founder and editor of the acclaimed Ryan's Smashing Life and brought to life on the stage of the Red Room at Cafe 939, this very special evening offers Boston audiences three talented acts on the rise. This night offers elements of singer-songwriter folk, Americana, Southern rock, blues, country, and pop.
It took a journey of 500 miles to unite the members of Runaway Dorothy. All hailing from the South, Dave, Brett, Evan, and Sammy did not come together as Runaway Dorothy until mutual friends and good fortune brought the foursome together in New York City’s outer borough of Brooklyn. It wasn’t until Runaway Dorothy's Dave Parnell met North Carolina’s own Ryan Adams of Whiskeytown by chance, that he garnered the confidence to pursue his own music. The band has stirrings of Americana, Southern rock, and country in its veins. Coming off an epic 12-show run this year at SXSW, including a spot on Ryan's showcase with Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz, Runaway Dorothy is set to release its sophomore album, The Wait, in June.
Bluesy rock outfit Gus + Scout formed and began making its guitar-driven roots music about a year ago while attending Brown University. Members Gus Wenner and Scout Willis have known each other since childhood, when they were neighbors growing up in Idaho.
Also featuring performances by Beautiful Small Machines.