April 20 @ 6:30 pm
Runnin’ Shine is a hot country act with its members hailing from Virginia by way of Alabama, New York, and New Hampshire. Playing together since February of 2015, Runnin’ Shine is a tight, four-piece comprised of Janice Chandler on vocals and acoustic guitar, Richie Bohr on lead electric guitar, Bill Snow on drums, and Jim Cahoon on the bass. Brought together by really good luck and a few mutual friends, each player gives a unique energy and experience to the band. Their high-energy rockin’ country show has named them Veer Magazine 2019, 2021 and 2022 Country Artist of the Year, and their clever original song, “The D” was chosen as a Finalist in the Great American Song Writing contest.
Even people who don’t like county music have a fantastic time at every Runnin’ Shine show. They play songs from many genres all mashed up into their country songs just to keep you on your toes. With perfectly blended 3-part harmonies and a sassy, rock and roll swagger, Runnin’ Shine will bring a party you won’t soon forget.
Runnin’ Shine’s first full-length album “So There We Were,” shared insight into (mostly) true stories that the band members and their friends have experienced. From a few crazy nights on the town where there was way too much tequila involved, all the way to a car wreck in the Taco Bell drive thru, the songs written by Janice Chandler let the listener directly into her heart which is filled with tenderness and rage. The straightforward lyrics that tell you exactly how it is, just the way country music should; through the stories we have lived. Their single, “Shotgun,” which was released in 2019 to country radio made top 40 on the Country Music Row chart, and their song released in 2020, “The Way You Need Me” reached 43.
Runnin’ Shine’s resume includes opening for Lanco, Parmelee, Billy Ray Cyrus, Michael Ray, Radio Romance, Colt Ford, and Jimmie Allen. They have also played at the VIP lounge at the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach for Country Superstars such as Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Combs, Brantley Gilbert, Luke Bryan, and many others. Runnin’ Shine has headlined at festivals such as the Chesapeake Jubilee and the Knotts Island Peach Festival.
With an ever-evolving set list, and Music Row charted original music, Runnin’ Shine is well-known for their professionalism as well as their ability to ensure each show is unique to fit the audience it serves. The release of their sophomore album, “Nowhere to Go” has proven that Runnin’ Shine is a force to be reckoned with. Winning the Josie Music Award for best music video for a group for their song, The Way You Need Me, Runnin’ Shine is making a name for themselves in Nashville, and beyond!