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The River Rats formed in Asheville around early 2011 as a street busking project. Jumpstarted from several songs written by local singer/songwriter Andrew Scotchie, The River Rats have evolved from a stripped down guitar and harmonica duo to 5 piece rock soul and blues band
Based in music mecca of Asheville NC,and fronted by Andrew Scotchie(guitars/vocals), the River Rats are currently on tour of the Southeast and are supporting 2 records: "Soul and Sarcasm" the bands first studio release of 2012 and the 2013 release of "BARNAROO BOOTLEG" a live record showcasing the bands unique live energy
In August 2013 the River Rats played the hometown venue, the Orange Peel and for the rest of the fall will continue to tour, make new music and make new fans.
The band is best described as Funkin’ Rock Soul and blues with a southern twist.
BOTH ALBUMS AVAILABLE ON BANDCAMP.COM
Influences that can be heard:: Touches of Neil Young and Crazy Horse here and there, classic rock, the Black Keys, Drive By Truckers, Muddy Waters, Booker T and the MGs, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
What The River Rats bring to the table: A level of respect and work ethic that is almost unexpected among their age group. The River Rats are appreciative and want to work for everything they have. Whether its show at a bar or a show at a music hall in their home town, The River Rats can be expected to rock as it was their last show on earth.
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