The Runaway Grooms
A True Mountain Band
New Album coming soon!
The Runaway Groom's first ever full length Album with be released this winter! Contact us at or text 617-784-3938 to preorder your copy!
The Runaway Grooms: The Story
“It all started with that lap steel guitar", says Adam who first heard it's wailing tones reverberating down the hallways of employee housing on Beaver Creek mountain. A simple knock on the door led first to a couple of hours of jamming between Zac and Adam and then to an endless project of music making between Zac, Adam and Adam’s long time buddy and musical collaborator Justin Bissett. The three immediately found a unique connection, one marked by authenticity, unanimity, and soulful expression. Just shortly after their discovery the group began gigging at local hot spots in the Vail Valley including, Vail Brewing Company, Bonfire Brewery, Tavern on the Square and Main Street Bar and Grill.
If you’ve listened to The Runaway Grooms you’ll understand that it is difficult to sum up their genre of music using just a few words, partly because their sets are a versatile adaptation to the environment they’re playing in and partly because they play such a broad range of music and musical instruments. At their roots the band came together with a lap steel guitar, an acoustic guitar and a cajon drum, delivering a simple sound, a contagious energy, and a refreshing new take on classic hits that anyone could feel at home with. Nowadays, depending on your event the Grooms could arrive with, a full drum kit, two cajons, bongos, a djembe, acoustic guitars, electric guitars, lap steel guitar, mandolin and bass. Their cover music list continues to grow exponentially and includes classic rock, funk, folk, blues and bluegrass hits from the 60s until now. You may even get a hip hop song if you ask nicely! Their Original music is almost as eclectic: Starting as a folk rock band the group writes catchy tunes that are reminiscent of southern rock artists such as The Allman Brothers and Derek Trucks, the psychedelic jam music of the Grateful Dead and the American folk music of Bob Dylan. Since then the group has evolved, now creating innovative styles of instrumental music and psychedelic rock. The band’s utilization of tribal rhythms and effects on the lap steel and other guitars invokes a transcendental experience of musical depth and unpredictability.