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Runaway Express to perform at St. John
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The Jim Ratts band, featuring Jim Ratts and Runaway Express, will present a free concert May 26 in St. John. - photo by COURTESY PHOTO

ST. JOHN — In association with St. John High School’s 2018 Alumni Banquet, Jim Ratts and Runaway Express will perform at the St. John High School Auditorium on Saturday, May 26. The show, featuring this six-piece Denver ensemble, will be free to the public, but donations will be accepted for travel expenses.
The theme for their evening’s performance will be a study of small town America, and will feature songs from their forthcoming album release, “Small Towns.” This will be their 18th release since Jim and his wife Salli began performing together in 1980.
Jim is the son of 103 year-old Stafford County native Loyd Ratts (class of 1932).
Jim Ratts and Runaway Express have for decades had collaborations with both John McEuen and Jimmy Ibbotson (Wild Jimbos) of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Jim has written songs recorded by The Kingston Trio, The Limeliters, The Dillards, and a bluegrass chart-topping release by Sam Bush called “Howlin’ At The Moon.”
Jim will be a featured artist at this year’s Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Sept. 12-17, performing with his pal Roz Brown.
More information about both Jim and Salli and their band Runaway Express is available at