Walker's Run

Local bluegrass outfit Walker's Run's prolonged existence started back when the members were still students about a decade ago. Brennan Gilmore, then the mandolin player, put the group on hold when he moved to Africa in 2002, reconvening it in 2008 and switching to guitar after returning a few years later. With fleet-fingered Andy Thacker now in the mandolin slot, the newer lineup recently recorded a mostly-live EP at Lime Kiln Theater in Lexington. "Working/living in conflict areas in Africa has fueled much of my recent songwriting," says Gimore, pointing specifically to the restless pulse of "Kakuma," which he says is about a Sudanese refugee. There's also a new album planned for sometime next year, for which you can consider the studio recording of "Natalie" a teaser.

The new EP:
Walker's Run - Road To Romney/Crooked Tree [live]
Walker's Run - Natalie
Walker's Run - Misery River/Fire On The Mountain [live]
Walker's Run - Kakuma [live]
Walker's Run - East Virginia Blues [live]
Walker's Run - Ain't Nobody Gonna Miss Me [live]

Older tunes:
Walker's Run - Elzic's Farewell [which is awesome]
Walker's Run - Moonshiner

The Honey Dewdrops open.

The Honey Dewdrops - Nowhere To Stand
The Honey Dewdrops - Fly Away Free