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Sparrow – songwriter, accordion, banjo, and vocals
rogues2-Sparrow in StudioSparrow’s passion for movement and sound started early, with much time and energy spent on choir, orchestra, musical theatre, swing dancing, and figure skating. A voracious student, she has immersed herself in an enormous range of performance arts. Sparrow plays old fashioned originals with The Resonant Rogues, and also leads a traditional jazz band called Sparrow and her Wingmen. She also occasionally performs as a solo artist, and released a album of her original music in 2012.  Her instruments include accordion, banjo, and fiddle.   She has been belly dancing since 2003, teaching and performing in Asheville and around the country. In 2006-2007, Sparrow attended the Circus Center in San Francisco, primarily for acrobatics, and has toured and performed with Asheville’s Runaway Circus.

67830987_10156614828034422_4937111086240366592_oKeith Josiah Smith – songwriter, guitar, vocals
Smith’s musical journey began with playing drums in punk/rock bands in his early teens. He then developed a passion for songwriting upon learning his first chords on the guitar, and hosted open mics and a community music festival in his hometown of Menomonie, WI. In the spring of ’09, at the age of 18, he left home and began traveling around the USA, hopping freight trains, and street performing for a living. In 2010, he traveled to Nashville, TN with hometown friend Jason Dea West (Intuitive Compass) and formed Barefoot Surrender with Benjamin Tod (Lost Dog Street Band). In the ensuing years he accompanied many other street bands between the Pacific Northwest and New Orleans, LA. In 2012, he gained a renewed focus on songwriting and studying the guitar, which led him to recording a demo in Seattle, WA. With that new demo in hand, he spent the next 10 days traveling across the country via freight train, visiting musician friends along the way and landing in Asheville, NC, where he serendipitously met a woman named Sparrow who needed a guitarist for her recording session in 3 days. They formed Resonant Rogues in 2013, and Keith’s adventurous spirit is now satisfied with touring around the world with his Wife, Sparrow.

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