is an unlikely name for this quiet, polite, unassuming, free
spirited group. I love their attitude and their music. This
month they're my favorite band!" ...~
Tom T. Hall ~
"Whenever a group that's new to me requests one of our
songs to record i always catch my breath, after all, these songs
are the children of our souls and we have to trust they will
be well treated.
I'm sure glad we took our chance with Runaway Freight.
Their performance is, to say the least, remarkably fulfilling.
We feel they are as part of the family. Welcome aboard guys!!!">>>
~ Dixie Hall ~
Posted By John Lawless
Freight, from College Grove, TN, are set to release
their new CD on March 6. Hillbilly
Bailout - The Recession Tapes, uses the theme of
hard times for the art and liners, the song choices, and the
To keep costs down, the 15 tracks were cut live in the studio.
They all tracked in one large room and completed the project
in just over one day, capturing the first take on most of the
May 23, 2008
Al Shusterman - KCBL / Backroads Bluegrass
4623 T St.
Sacramento, CA 95819
Review: "Welcome Aboard" and "Fourteen"
your tastes run toward traditional bluegrass music then you
can stop right now. Runaway Freight is definitely that type
of band. They attack each song with fervor and enthusiasm
and it really shows. I really enjoyed their song selection.
They mixed equal parts of traditional classics with newer
material and it made for a really great fit.
need to listen to these projects several times in order to
get the full impact. For a pleasurable experience just put
both of these projects on the CD player, close your eyes and
enjoy. I played several cuts from each project and received
many requests to play them and other songs again. These CD's
will be my companions for many weeks to come. "
Morning Revelations - Welcome Aboard
By Richard Thompson - Bluegrass Blog
Freight is a Tennesee-based band that has been in existance
since December 2003. The band comprises Chris Smith (banjo and
vocals), Justin Ford (Dobro and vocals), Matt Ford (guitar
and dulcimer, vocals) and Sam Morgan (upright bass and vocals).
Their usual stomping ground is Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky and
Tennessee, where they have performed at the two largest fairs
for three years in a row.
CD Review 'Welcome Aboard'
By Gregory McGrath (GIPPLAND
Freights new album Welcome Aboard conjures up images
of trains and carriages running out of control down a railway
track but, these boys are in full control.
band is from Tennessee and have been together since 2003.
The group (pictured) comprises Sam Morgan on bass, Justin
Ford on dobro, Chris Smith on banjo, and Matt Ford on guitar,
and presents some great arrangements on a host of traditional
songs and a few original songs from band members on this,
their latest release called, Welcome Aboard.
Freight, have an enormous amount of fun with their music on
this CD, and strong guitar work from Matt Ford sets the overall
sound for the band, which crosses on occasion from traditional
to modern bluegrass.
group features some original songs; Streets of Gold and Come
as You Are that have been written by Chris Smith, while Matt
Ford has credits for Hes Always There and It Is God.
members of the band share the lead vocals and contribute to
the strong harmonies. This gives the album variety, and provides
the band an opportunity to showcase their skills vocally and
instrumentally ... (Read the Article on GIPPSLAND
Interview with Matt Ford on JD Jesse's Bluegrass Express"
on WLRV 1380 AM - Friday, June 21 at 3:15pm EST.
Here to Listen!
JD's Bluegrass Express can also be heard on ARC TV Sudden
Link Channel 16
our freinds at Mountain Echoes Radio
28, 2008 - Runaway Freight makes the front page news ... Click
Here to Read!
your local bluegrass DJ and ask them to play
"Welcome Aboard" - the title track of the new
CD by Runaway Freight ...
Welcome aboard is also featured in Primecuts
Volume 92 !
78 stations played the song as of last week ~
the Videos from SPBGMA 2008!
A big thanks to Clyde Scott for providing the best streaming
on the Internet and being a young bluegrass band's best friend
over the years!.
miss bluegrassradio.org ... you were the best!
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