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THE ROYS Gypsy Runaway Train

THE ROYS Go Full Throttle With New Single "Gypsy Runaway Train" 
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Lee and Elaine Roy
Credit: Erik Anderson

Upcoming CD's Title Track Is Fast & Fun
Nashville, TN (April 24, 2013) -- Award-winning Bluegrass duo THE ROYS go full throttle with the debut single and title track from their June 4 CD, GYPSY RUNAWAY TRAIN.  The tune describes life on the road for a touring musician and is available to radio today.  Programmers can catch the "Gypsy Runaway Train" via AirPlayDirect and Soundcloud.

"I wrote it with my friend Morry Trent," explains Lee Roy.  "We wanted to capture the essence of the lives we lead as musicians.  We are like gypsies on the run.  This is a thank you to our fans for being at our shows night after night."

A blazing up-tempo tune that resonates with homey honesty, the title song features The Roys' Bluegrass influences prominently throughout.  Lee takes the lead here and his honey-rich voice makes magic with Elaine's "high lonesome" harmonies. Add in the super-hot pickin' and you have a singular moment of sound.

"GYPSY RUNAWAY TRAIN is our third album for Rural Rhythm Records," Elaine notes.  "I think our fans will find some surprises here.  We're all pretty excited with the songs, the direction and the production."  Lee Michael Demsey of WAMU's Bluegrass Country and Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine is a longtime fan and supporter of the duo who notes, "They get to the heart of a song like few others.  With their roots in Country, they've made an excellent transition to Bluegrass in recent years and Bluegrass is better for it."

Upcoming dates for the GYPSY RUNAWAY TRAIN Tour:

Apr 25- Pearson Lakes Art Center - Okoboji, IA
Apr 26 - Oak Tree Opry - Anita, IA
Apr 27 - Country Bluegrass Show - North Platte, NE
May 01 - Karens Rninde Kulturhus - Copenhagen, Denmark
May 02 - Trekanten Culturehouse - Aalborg, Denmark
May 04 - International Bühler BGF - Buhl, Germany
May 05 - Leicester Square Theatre - London, United Kingdom
May 09 - Denton Farm Park (Doyle Lawson Festival) - Denton, NC
May 10 - Long Meadow Golf Club - Lowell, MA
May 11 - Salle de Spectacles Regionale Desjardins - New Richmond, Canada
May 12 - Igloo Beverage Room - Moncton, Canada
May 17 - Bloomin' BBQ Festival - Sevierville, TN
May 18 - St. Joseph's Villa - Richmond, VA
May 30 - University Station Bluegrass Festival - Auburn, AL
May 31 - University Station Bluegrass Festival - Auburn, AL       
Jun 07 - Kerrville Folk Festival - Kerrville, TX
Jun 11 - Bean Blossom Festival/Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground - Morgantown, IN
Jul 06 - OATS Festival/Benton Rodeo Grounds - Benton, PA
Aug 01 - Brantling Ski Slopes - Sodus, NY
Aug 02 - Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival - Thornton, NH
Aug 03 - Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival - Thornton, NH
Aug 10 - Clare Bluegrass Festival - Meteghan, Canada
Aug 11 - Clare Bluegrass Festival - Meteghan, Canada
Aug 17 - Nelson's Music City - Farmington, MO
Aug 28 - Bluegrass In The Park - Staunton, VA

Fans can look for the "Gypsy Runaway Train" VIDEO in the near future and can keep track of all the latest news on Lee and Elaine at www.theroysonline.com, Facebook and Twitter.

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