THE ROYS’ GYPSY RUNAWAY TRAIN project continues to build steam as the duo’s new video makes its world premiere on ZUUS Country’s Americana Program, Monday, June 17 at 9 p.m. CDT. The clip will rebroadcast on Thursday, June 20 at 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. CDT and on Sunday, June 23 at 7 p.m. CDT. Fans can view the “Gypsy Runaway Train” video HERE.
The fast-paced piece was shot over three days “on the road” with THE ROYS. Producer/director Sammy Passamano III (Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Marty Raybon) recalls, “The concept for the clip was to make a ‘thank you’ to the fans, radio stations, media and everyone else who has helped THE ROYS get to this point in their career.” The team made their first stop at WAMU Radio studio in Washington, DC grabbing footage of on-air personality Erin Stamper interviewing the duo. From there it was on to North Carolina traveling on their bus, the Lonesome Whistle. “This song is all about the fans. No glamour shots here, this was all done live!” notes Sammy.
Day Two dawned in Denton, NC at the Doyle Lawson Festival. Disaster struck in the form of a power outage during THE ROYS’ first set. “They didn’t miss a beat,” Sammy says. “They stepped right into the crowd, walking down the aisles and proving that they are truly entertainers.”
Day Three found the duo in Lowell, Massachusetts near their hometown of Fitchburg. It turned out to be the best day for capturing the spirit of THE ROYS’ personalities and the enthusiasm of their fans. One audience member was caught on tape as he danced toward Elaine. While obtaining the fan’s waiver Passamano discovered that this individual had “just missed” appearing in Taylor Swift’s video filmed the day before. “Maybe this will be his lucky break,” Elaine says with a smile.
“Gypsy Runaway Train” was written by Lee Roy and Morry Trent. “We’re really just sharing a behind-the-scenes glimpse of our lives with our fans,” notes Lee. The track is the title cut from THE ROYS’ third album for Rural Rhythm Records.
GYPSY RUNAWAY TRAIN is available for purchase at Amazon, iTunes and other retailers. Preview GRT at THEROYSONLINE.COM and keep up with this award-winning duo via Facebook and Twitter.
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