Runaway Sun effortlessly meld blues, rock, country, and pop into an arresting, energizing sound that drives people to sit up and rock out.
In five years, the band has cut three studio releases and established a broad fan base with a steady Gulf Coast touring schedule. Their first full-length album, The Bridge, was recorded in an eight hour sprint over one day at Houston’s legendary SugarHill Studios. Its success led to opening slots for Heartless Bastards, UK blues-rock powerhouse Back Door Slam, shows at the House of Blues and SXSW, and an appearance at the “Live in Union Square” concert series in Manhattan.
Runaway Sun was nominated for “Best Blues Band” in the 2015, 2010 and 2009 Houston Press Music Awards; and their track “Bad Bad Man” has been nominated for “Best Music Video.” With their latest album, “Let’s Run,” Runaway Sun established themselves across the South and on the East Coast.
- Andrew Karnavas – Rhythm Guitar & Lead Vocals
- Matthew Davis Buehrer – Bass
- Daniel de Luna – Lead Guitar
- Marshall West – Drums
- Live at No Label Brewing Co. – 2015
- Let’s Run – 2012
- The Bridge – 2009
Photos by Pin Lim On August 1, Andrew Karnavas is collaborating with Freneticore Dance to present Film Noir at the Wortham Center’s Cullen Theater. The ...Read More
Producer/Songwriter/Recording artist Andrew Karnavas has opened for some of today's top performers, such as the Heartless Bastards, Davy Knowles, and Diane Birch. PBS invited Andrew to open for MyNameIsJohnMichael and Trombone Shorty at their SXSW 2011 party. He has been a featured performer on Daytrotter and the Live at Best Buy Union Square music series. Read More
Click here to listen to Andrew Karnavas recorded at DayTrotter in Chicago, IL, 2013: Click to Listen to the Andrew Karnavas Daytrotter Session The “Film ...Read More
Houston Press Music Awards - 2015
Best Blues Group; Best Music Video for “Bad Bad Man”
Houston Press Music Awards - 2010
Best Blues Group
Houston Press Music Awards - 2009
Best Blues Group
Houston Press Review: "Let's Run"
FreshArts Review: "Bad Bad Man"
Delta Rock band Runaway Sun from Houston, TX, has completed their first major music video for the song Bad Bad Man. Born out of lead singer Andrew Karnavas’ love for antihero stories, Bad Bad Man follows a man hollowed out by the murder of his wife on their wedding day. From its sparse, Dobro-like opening riff to the pounding finish, the music and the imagery are a perfect, haunting combination. Director Lynn Birdwell has created a landscape that allows for visual cues in the live action that find their way in and out of Brandon Ray’s surprisingly dimensional paper animation that makes repeat viewing something you’ll want to do. Bad Bad Man takes Runaway Sun to the dark side. But it’s a good dark side, and you’ll want to watch it unfold in this music video.