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The Resonant Rogues / Press

“Want to hear the melting pot that’s the ongoing cultural experiment known as the United States of America? Then you should listen to the Resonant Rogues. The Asheville, N.C., group blends Balkan, klezmer, gypsy, hot jazz and old-time influences to create a genre-blending music that couldn’t happen anywhere else.”

“The Resonant Rogues are a real treat. If you’re in the mood for something groovy, a little off-kilter, and altogether fun to listen to, then you need to familiarize yourself with this Asheville band immediately. If you checked out the band’s most recent work, April’s Swing Set EP, then you know exactly what I’m talking about here. You have to love the lumbering gypsy-jazz pacing of “When I’m Gone,” or the way the acoustic guitar, violin, and accordion all meld together seamlessly on tracks like “What Lies Ahead” Of course, maybe your favorite part was when vocalist, banjoist, and accordion player Sparrow added sassy, almost seductive lines like “He’s got the most nice everything in town” on the ragtime-style track “Most Nice,” or when she showed off her French on “Douce Ambiance.” There’s a lot to like here, especially since The Resonant Rogues sound like a gleefully unplugged street band just trying to give you another reason to enjoy your summer nigh”

“The Resonant Rogues' music resonates with sounds from the past. It reeks of smokey railside campfire singalongs and draws energy from the streets of New Orleans. It's the kind of rhythms that make swing dancers move, the kind of songs that howl through cobbled Eastern European streets.”

Shaun Kittle - Adirondack Daily Enterprise

“The Resonant Rogues journey through a variety of folk traditions. With their band, Asheville songwriters Keith Smith (guitar, foot percussion, vocals) and Sparrow Pants (accordion, banjo, vocals) blend Balkan, klezmer and Gypsy music with hot jazz and old-time mountain standards. The adventurous group will take these roots music explorations across the country this summer, on a two-month tour with stops in Colorado, Nevada, California, Northwest and the Midwest.”

Ami Worthen - Mountain Xpress