Though Broken Field Runner was conceived as the solo project of singer and guitarist Tony Bucci after his former band Caleb Lionheart dissolved, it has since become a powerful force of all its own.
Now a full band with a rotating roster that includes Laura Murphy, Nick Cavin of Young Culture, Chris Villeneuve of Drug Church, and Jo-Jo Rose of Blind Mice (with whom Bucci also toured), Bucci and Broken Field Runner are ready to release Heavy Hanging Fruit, their first release with Jetsam-Flotsam. As dynamic and passionate as their debut Clear a Heaven So This Earth Can Breathe, the EP finds additional power in themes such as parenthood, unconditional love, and persevering through loss. Bucci’s ability to paint an emotional picture with his lyrics, combined with his jangling Rickenbacker and the study base built by his rhythm section, cause the songs on Heavy Hanging Fruit to stick like arrows in their listeners, staying with them long after the EP has ceased.
Today, Ghettoblaster has the pleasure of premiering “Expecting” from the EP, which you can enjoy below.
Broken Field Runner plans to tour in March to support the EP and take part in a SXSW Showcase at Shirley’s Temple in Austin Texas.
Here are the dates
3/10 – TBA in Los Angeles, CA
3/11 – Bosco’s in Lake Forest, CA
3/12 – PoMoRo in Tucson, AZ
3/13 – House Show in Albuquerque, NM
3/14 – TBA in El Paso, TX
3/15 – Shirley’s Temple Showcase (SXSW) in Austin, TX
3/16 – House Show (SXSW) in Austin, TX
3/17 – Avant Garden in Houston, TX