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  1.  Immerse yourself in a lush Folk Rock/Americana landscape with Runaway Horse

  2. Runaway Horse is Dream Alt-Country from the American Southwest

  3. Cinematic ethereal folk rock with washes of dream pop effects— or a little bit like… 

Julia Jacklin, Phoebe Bridgers, Mazzy Star, Cowboy Junkies, or Cat Power

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With velvety female and male voices, layers of guitar strings, and dynamic keys, bass and drums, Runaway Horse puts a shimmery soft glow on Folk Rock, Americana, and Alt-Country music.  Mariana Tirsa’s honey-like lead vocals and poetic songwriting transport audiences to that place beyond words as RUNAWAY HORSE blends musicianship with nature and mysticism.

Long Form bio

    Runaway Horse is an American folk rock band founded in 2006 by singer-songwriter Mariana Tirsa. Together with a gathering of musicians she leads an ethereal folk rock and alt-country sound that draws the listener into the mystical ambiance of the Southwestern American landscape. Her poetic songwriting is reminiscent of Leonard Cohen and her velvety vocals echo those of 90’s indie rock singers Hope Sandoval of Mazzy Star and Cat Power.

    Mariana’s soft compelling voice coupled with rich a male vocal harmony is contrasted by a potent drum and bass section; contemporary indie folk acoustic guitar;  melodic rock piano; and Alt-Country electric guitar solos. To bring it all together a layer of dream /shoegaze style pedals, synth, and vocal effects bathe you in the nature-inspired perfume that is Runaway Horse’s



    “Out of Austin comes this sensational female Americana artist Mari Tirsa (aka Runaway Horse), who released a 5 track EP Beautiful Blue… The music is calm, very melodic and breathing the classic Americana sound, but still sounding fresh and modern. Just listen to the absolutely beautiful ‘The Well.’ Do not miss this artist!”

    – Strutterzine Holland

    Beautiful Blue is perfect for those long cold nights in front of the fire in a frontiersman’s log cabin.”

    – Adam Jenkins, FATEA Records


    Artist/Songwriter In Residence Unveiling the Divine: Honouring the Sacred Feminine
    – Kendall, England October 2017

    Beautiful Blue listed on NBTMusic Radio Top 300 Albums/EPs of 2017
    Spotify Play Lists

    Radio Troubadour Road to Alt Country