High energy rock/funk/blues music from the cesspool of sin, Asheville, NC! https://twitter.com/TheRiverRatsAVL http://ashevilleriverrats.com/ Long Description 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 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. We want to hear from you! find us on facebook and at our website Influences of the Rolling Stones, The Black Keys, traditional blues and southern rock can be heard from the River Rats and the band shows no signs of slowing down this fall. Make sure to bring your dancing shoes when checking out this band! Awards 2012 Winner of Montreat BAttle of Bands 2013 Winner of Asheville Battle of bands at Highlands NC 2014 Charlotte NC Music Award Blues Show case winners 2014 HMMA nomineeSave
The WDVX Blue Plate Special program was created in 1997, the same year WDVX started broadcasting as a community public radio station from a 14-foot camper studio in Norris, TN. The noontime show included themed broadcasts and occasional live performances from visiting artists. In late summer of 2005, WDVX brought back Knoxville’s rich tradition of mid-day live radio shows by producing the Blue Plate Special in front of a live studio audience from its new home in the Knoxville Visitor Center, located at 301 South Gay Street. The WDVX Blue Plate Special is now a signature event in downtown Knoxville and was recognized as the 2006 Knoxville Area Museum/Attraction of the Year. From blues to bluegrass, country to Celtic, folk to funk, rockabilly to hillbilly, local to international, it’s all part of the real, live music experience on the WDVX Blue Plate Special.Save
Sounds Like: Drive-By Truckers, King Khan and the Shrines, The Rolling Stones, Allman Brothers Band, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
Manager: Andrew Scotchie
Bio: 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
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Andrew Scotchie & The River Rats has a show on 02/20/2015 at 08:00 PM @ S... in Greensboro, NC http://www.reverbnation.com/q/5lkndf #concert
"Run, dont walk when the River Rats come to your town!"