The Resonant Rogues, hailing from Asheville, NC, have ears for the past and eyes toward the future. Partners Sparrow and Keith J. Smith write songs that transcend genres, blending Gypsy jazz and Balkan music with American folk traditions like old-time and blues. Their infectious melodies and eloquent lyrics bring a nouveau pop sensibility to their old fashioned style. 2015 was a big year for the young group, with the release of their new all-original album and tours that span the US and Europe. They will be hitting the road again in 2016 in their new shiny blue tour van!
Follow along on their adventures on instagram @resonantrogues, and check out the tour blog.
“Their intense cohesion is so intertwined that it feels like they’re playing with one pair of hands. Harmonies seem to pour from one set of lungs…. Onstage, the fluency they wield for their craft (or, I should say “crafts”) is impressive, in that understated kind of “come close and listen up,” kind of way. No doubt a thing they’ve honed playing on the street. But while some busking just doesn’t translate into a listening room, these guys bring the spirits of Django Reinhardt and Squirrel Nut Zippers along to mingle throughout their set.”
-Kim Ruehl, No Depression