The Resonant Rogues are the songwriting soul child of partners Sparrow and Keith Smith. With influences ranging from gypsy swing to early New Orleans jazz, and from Appalachian old-time to eastern European folk music, they take their favorite flavors and blend them into a delicious, danceable dish. The line up includes harmony vocals, accordion, guitar, banjo, fiddle, and upright bass, with percussion added for special occasions. The Resonant Rogues have toured relentlessly during their first 3 years of existence, covering most of the United States and much of Europe. With one full length album under their belts, and two themed EPs, plans are in the works for a new album to be recorded next winter and released in the spring of 2017.
“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.”