Runaway Horse is the moniker for Austin, Texas-based and New Mexico born singer-songwriter Mariana Tirsa. Together with an eclectic gathering of Texas musicians, currently Joseph Manzello on electric and Erik Karlsson on acoustic, she creates an ethereal indie folk and shoegaze Americana sound that draws the listener into the forlorn and yet majestic ambiance of the Southwest American landscape.
Mariana’s poetic songwriting is reminiscent of Leonard Cohen and her ethereal vocals echo those of 90’s indie rock singer Hope Sandoval of Mazzy Star. Runaway Horse contrasts Mariana’s soft voice with a driving rhythm section; traditional folk acoustic guitar; whispery vocal harmonies; and Alt-Country electric guitar solos. An additional layer of dream /shoegaze style pedals, synth, and vocal effects bathe you in the nature-inspired perfume that is Runaway Horse’s world.