The Running

The Running


Tired of the stagnant sounds bleeding from the radio waves of modern day, three individuals made the decision to quit complaining and act. Fusing Rock, Reggae, and Blues riffs with insightful lyrics, The Running brings true uniqueness to any scene.


The Running: An original rock/reggae/blues band originating in Nashville, TN

In March of 2006, The Running set out on a journey to cross the metaphorical borders of the music industry and swore to set no boundaries on their creativity in order to do so.

Since it’s inception, The Running has been constantly gigging and virally advertising, causing an outbreak of demand for their contagious groove. With 200+ shows under their belt in over 25 different cities and towns including New York, Atlanta, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and their hometown of Nashville, TN, they show no signs of slowing down. From backyard parties, to nationally known venues, who knows where these guys find the time to consistently promote each show online and on the street, but their hard work is evident, as there is always a thirsty crowd at any shindig they play.

Countless attempts have been made to capture the essence of The Running’s sound in a few, cleverly arranged words; soulful island grunge, neo-surfer jam rock, reggae-rock, blues-rock, bluesy reggae rock, to name a few. Although these terms can accurately describe individual songs by The Running, none of them can quite sum up their vibe as a whole. But rather than try to label something as unique as this fresh new band, why not leave all preconceived notions of what the word genre means and just open your ears? Catch up to The Running.


Body Rock

Written By: The Running

Why must I run and hide away
Why must I fight another day
If living to die is what we do
Then peep this jam I'm bout to bust for you

This song y'all
Gonna make you're body rock

Crying all the time
I've got to say
what's on my mind
this is all that i need
all that i feel inside
it burns inside

This song y'all
Gonna make you're body rock


Not From Around Here (EP) - self released 8/11/2007, Digitally released by independent label Nashville Noir - 9/15/2007 on iTunes, Napster, Rhapsody, eMusic, SnoCap, and many more.

Track List:
1)Boom Pow
2)Get High
4)Right In Between
5)Body Rock
6)Pina Colada
9)Evangelist Blues
10)My Gun

Set List

Boom Pow!
Get High
Right In Between
Body Rock
Pina Colada
Evangelist Blues
My Gun
Rough Love Shove
Everything's Nice
Boberry Jam
On Second Thought
Jah Damnit
Yer Mom Called
Truth Be Told
Laser Tag
Unchecked Aggression

Some documented covers:
Fresh Prince of Bel Aire (DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince)
Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd)
Bad Moon Rising (CCR)
Pablo Picasso (Citizen Cope)
Johnny Butt (Sublime)
Caress Me Down (Sublime)
Stand By Me (Ben E. King)
Hold Your Hand (Beatles)
Lonely Day (System of a Down)
Stir it Up (Bob Marley)
Legalize It (Peter Tosh)

We can fill anything from a one set, 30 min. slot to a full-on, 3 set, 3 hour show. We can also tailor our set to just about any loud music loving crowd.