‘He told me, Red means run, son, numbers add up to nothin’

We stole our name from Neil Young’s “Powderfinger”. After going round and round for months on a name, we were reduced to stealing. And if you’re going to steal, do so from one of the best.

A lot of people don’t like the term “alt-country” but I always have. Uncle Tupelo, Steve Earle, Whiskeytown, The Bottle Rockets, The Jayhawks, Wilco, Son Volt, The Waco Brothers, Old 97’s…these are all bands that I love and have defined the genre Red Means Run squarely fall into. Rock with a twang or as I like to say, “country songs with feedback”.

We recorded our first EP, All Things Said and Done, in 2013 at Milkboy Studios in Philadelphia. A 5 song recording session that features 4 songs that I wrote and our version of AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long”. I like to think of the songs on this record as snapshots of people struggling through the enduring themes of love, loss, heartache and redemption. We played a ton of shows and got to play with some really great bands along the way.

We went back to Milkboy in Philly in late 2015 to record our follow up EP, Love of Blindness. A collection of 5 songs that barnstorm their way across the country rock spectrum. We even got a waltz in there. Albeit the loudest waltz you’ve ever heard.

We’ll be taking these songs and some new ones up and down the East Coast in 2019.

Hope to see you there.

Ryan Wells

All correspondence: redmeansrunmusic@gmail.com