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THE AMERICAN ROGUES / Press

“The American Rogues know how to command a massive stage and animate a crowd!”

“The American Rogues recently released their brand new album, The American Rogues Live in Washington D.C. The result of a collaboration with the US Air Force Symphony and as part of the symphony’s Guest Artist Series, the resulting performance is an excellent mixture of both traditional and original music. The harmonious sounds of bagpipe, accordion, fiddle, drums, bodhran and bass guitar are enriched by the symphony’s orchestral contributions, rounding out this rousing, inspired joint performance. Such an astute pairing of these two exceptional groups it is! Each compliments the other and together their performances have contributed to this exceptional album.”

““...the finest effort this band has ever produced, and one of the best Celtic rock albums in many moons. The heart of the group is lead singer Nelson Stewart, who also plays piano, bass and guitars, accordion, mandolin... the CD showcases a complete range of Celtic music. “The Deuce” uses the Scottish pipes and Scottish snare drum to summon images of the Black Watch... and “The Wish” is Todkill’s excellent solo effort... The traditional Welsh ballad, “Suo Gan,” is one of the pieces that evokes tears with the very first note. If it doesn’t, you need to see a cardiologist... Jeania Stewart delivers a sterling rendition – an absolute showstopper (I’m sure) in concert... I am here to testify that “3 Lbs. of Rage” is the best Celtic rock CD produced this year and one of the best Celtic music CDs period!"”

"With an excellent variety of music, it will appeal to every Celtic music lovers taste... The vocal and instrumental choices are many and each better than the next.. Over the past few weeks, I’ve listened to this CD again and again, each time discovering something distinctive about an arrangement or the lyrics of a song. A great deal of thought went into the song selections for the album and the choices are just right...masterful... truly amazing... I believe I could go on and on about my favorites here. To be honest, there isn’t a song on this album that isn’t a favorite. This is one of the best albums I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing here at Fanrealm. Rogues, you’ve outdone yourselves with 3 LBS. of RAGE and you deserve all the accolades you’re receiving with its release. This is an exceptional album!"

“JANUARY 2011 - The ROGUES are Featured Artists on MUZIKREVIEWS.COM If there is such a thing as a cool and cutting edge Celtic band The Rogues define it! Lend your ear lad's and lassie's to a treat you will not forget! This band can do it all, from traditional Celtic to toe stepping pop with a wee taste of Ireland to remind you of where it all came from. This music is an absolute a joy to hear!”

“Despite the frigid weather here in Chicago last weekend, Millennium Park and the Pritzker Pavilion were set afire and energized by The ROGUES, a combination CeltRock, folk, classical band performing a mishmash of high energy, soulful wail, classic and rousing traditional music, switching between each without missing a beat. They took to the stage enthused. Kilted, booted and marching to the pounding of drums and wail of bagpipes, their unique sound filling the venue and surrounding audience with anticipation of the performance to come. They did not disappoint. ”

"OUTSTANDING!" -- American Highlander by The AMERICAN ROGUES

Editor's Choice CD Sampler - Dirty Linen Magazine

“...amazing (what else would you expect on this album?) musicians... Lovely fun that takes Rogues fans where they seem more than willing to go... They will be at the North Texas Irish Festival in early March. Go to a set and enjoy the energy and craftsmanship of one of our best. ”

Becky Trotter - The ROGUES New CD - American Highlander, Southwest Celtic Music Association