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 Resonant Rogues have toured relentlessly during their first 4 years of existence, covering the United States, Canada, and Europe.  They will soon be releasing their newest record, Hands in the Dirt.

Press Quotes

No Depression- 

“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. On the street, you might think they’re a quartet of hipster kids. 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 Reinhart and Squirrel Nut Zippers along to mingle throughout their set. ” -Kim Ruehl

Folk Radio UK-

“With plenty here to appeal to a variety of folk-based musical tastes while still maintaining a core band identity, it bodes well for a very promising future. “-Mike Davies

Seven Days Vermont-

“Here & Gone Again, the new album from Asheville, N.C.’s the Resonant Rogues, is worldly affair. The record draws on elements of Balkan music, French manouche and traditional New Orleans jazz. Despite that lively sonic wanderlust, the Rogues manage never to stray too far from home, grounding their globetrotting sound in rustic Appalachian roots.”

Press Photos

Past venues are too numerous to name, but some notable performances include-

LEAF Festival in Lake Eden, North Carolina

Civic Theatre in New Orleans, Louisiana with Rising Appalachia

The Orange Peel, New Mountain Theatre, Isis Music Hall, & the Mothlight in Asheville, NC

Hobo Festival in Saranac Lake, NY

Acacia Theatre in Portland, OR

Rose Marine Theatre in Houston, TX