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The Rough & Tumble – Live in Concert

August 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

$18 – $20
The Rough & Tumble

The Rough & Tumble’s progressive folk style is rooted in acoustic bluegrass, with lyrics that are both provocative and sensitive. This dynamic duo, comprised of Mallory Graham and Scott Tyler, has been captivating audiences with their unique blend of dumpster-folk and thrift-store Americana for over a decade. The Pennsylvania-born Graham and Central California’s Tyler have a knack for weaving together elements of joy, sorrow, comedy, and drama in their music, leaving audiences on the edge of their seats.

Writing and performing together since 2007, Graham and Tyler formed The Rough & Tumble in 2011. In 2015, when a Nashville landlord left them without heat for twelve days during an ice storm, the bandmates-turning-spouses decided to hit the road. They sold everything they could, bought a sixteen-foot camper, packed up their instruments, and took to the highway. They’ve been touring relentlessly ever since, with their two 100-pound rescue dogs, Mud Puddle and Magpie Mae, in spite of multiple burnt-up axles, busted tires, and consistent water leaks.

Their 12-song collection Only This Far is a smorgasbord of eclectic instruments with a stunning blend of harmonious vocals that brings profound emotional depth to this new album. The songs are a symphony of raw, unbridled emotion, weaving together tales of love, loss, and longing.

Standout track “Ain’t That The Way” is a shining anthem of perseverance, a rousing call to action for those who have been told their best isn’t good enough. With its powerful gang vocals and uplifting message, this song is a triumph of the human spirit, a celebration of the resilience and determination that lies within us all. The cut “God of War” delves adeptly into heavier subject matter. The band’s ability to seamlessly navigate the contrasts between bold, unflinching balladry and sunny-day sing-alongs makes their music especially memorable.

“The Rough & Tumble make music that’s progressive folk style, rooted in acoustic bluegrass, with lyrics that are provocative and sensitive on each side as you flip the coin.” -Americana Highways

$18 in advance $20 at the door

Photo: Annie Minicuci Fine Art Photography


August 3
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
$18 – $20
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