The Resonant Rogues’ dark Appalachian folk paints a picture of their lives in the mountains of Western North Carolina and on the road. Anchored by the songwriting duo of Sparrow (banjo, accordion) and Keith Smith (guitar), they’ve traveled the byways and highways of America and crossed the oceans with instruments in tow. From riding freight trains to building their own homestead, the pair are no strangers to blazing unconventional trails. At once rooted and adventurous, each song tells a story of real experiences, friendships, and challenges.

Resonant Rogues: Lady Luck Flower Farm

Straight to Tape at Bigtone Records

Bigtone album cover (with the)

“Their intense cohesion is so intertwined that it feels like they’re playing with one pair of hands.” –No Depression

“Soaring, haunting vocals” -Lonesome Highway

“Their music abounds with influences like Eastern European Romani brass bands, New Orleans street jazz, old-time stringbands, Woody Guthrie anti-fascist folk, French jazz Manouche, and Middle Eastern rhythms.”  –Hearth Music

Tour Dates: 


September 13: Chattanooga, TN – The Woodshop w/ Charlie Marks

September 16: Chapel Hill, NC – The Cave w/ Sugaree String Society

September 17: Richmond, VA – Farmhouse Pumpkin Fest at Hardywood Park Brewery 

September 18: Baltimore, MD – Black Cherry Puppet Theater

September 20: West Philadelphia, PA – House Concert at The Surf Shack w/ Greg Thompson

September 21: New York, NY – Roots n’ Ruckus featuring Feral Foster, Youth in a Roman Field, Ever Lovin’ Jug Band, Barry Clyde

September 22: Boston, MA – The Burren w/ Joe Kenneally

September 24: Eastport, ME – Eastport Art Center 

September 25: Portland, ME – Maine Craft Distilling

September 27: Burlington, VT – Radiobean

September 28: Saranac Lake, NY – House Concert (email sassafras.sounds.avl@gmail.com for details)

September 29: Brattleboro, VT – House Concert (email sassafras.sounds.avl@gmail.com for details)

October 1: Saratoga Springs, NY – Caffe Lena Festival at SPAC  (Noon set).
October 1: Buffalo, NY – Folkfaces Fest (8pm set).

October 2: Lemont, PA – Acoustic Brew House Concert with Bruce Molsky and Tony Trischka

Southern Appalachia
October 9: Asheville, NC – Highland Brewing Co.
October 19: Asheville, NC – The Double Crown – Western Wednesdays
October 21: Burnsville, NC – Homeplace
November 11: Strawberry Plains, TN – The Tack Room
November 12: Berea, KY – Rebel Rebel
December 3: Brevard, NC – 185 King St.
December 17: Hendersonville, NC – Oklawaha Brewing Co.



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