Rebels And Rogues
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Rebels And Rogues

Jacksonville, Florida, United States

Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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"Festival Review : Summer Jam 7 At New World Brewery and Crowbar 8/27/2011"

Rebels & Rogues – 6:30 p.m. – New World Brewery Stage
This Jacksonville, Fla.-based four-piece started out as an acoustic two-piece featuring Joshua “Woody” Willis and Dustin Shacklock, but have done well by evolving into the country-rock outfit it is today.  Maybe it was the way the light was coming through the back windows of New World’s patio, but watching Schacklock deliver tales of growing up in desolate towns while strumming a low-slung Epiphone felt like looking back in time and hearing your Grandpa lead that “band he was in” through songs rife with the kind of storytelling usually reserved for the Springsteens and Tommy Gabels of the world.  It was the glory days happening in the here and now – and the perfect way to kick off a serendipitous summer evening.
- Sunburn Apologist

"Rebels And Rogues"

One of the bands EU checked out this month was Rebels and Rogues, a four-piece rock band consisting of Dustin Shacklock (vocals/guitar), Woody Willis (guitar), Jack Ringca (drums) and Russell Townsend (bass). Many of these names may seem familiar to you. You’ve probably caught them performing in other bands like My Hostage (Willis), The Usuals (Ringca), X Sister Z (Ringca), Electric President (Ringca), Rapture Indeed (Townsend) and Wings of Victory (Townsend).

Rebels and Rogues started as an acoustic project between Woody and Dustin earlier this year and has evolved into a full fledged rock n’ roll band. Thanks to Dustin’s rough vocals, the band sounds like rock veterans reminiscent of a time before autotune and guy liner. “We just play rock n’ roll,” Dustin said to the crowd at Café 331 last month as they got ready to perform. In a world full of over-processed vocals and computer generated music, the band’s raw sound really stands out and offers comfort in its simplicity. They are not trying to be the next new thing, they just love playing music and having a good time. Their live show feels like the scene on a TV show or movie where everyone at the bar sings along to the songs they know. The band’s interaction with the crowd makes you feel like part of the performance.

Rebels and Rogues will be opening up for Frank Turner Thursday, November 11th at Jack Rabbits, a perfect match, if you ask me. Woody explained how they went about securing the opening slot: in order to open, the band would have to be approved by Turner’s people and after providing a link to their Facebook page (which currently has only one song), they received approval in a just a couple of hours, a process which can normally take days.

The band is planning on recoding an acoustic split with Beau Crum and their first EP in December. Both albums are scheduled to be released early 2011. Be sure to come see Rebels and Rogue November 11th with Frank Turner or check them out at Carly Fest (a cancer benefit) on December 10th at Unit Six with Kids Like Us, Set Apart, Stomptown Kids and many more. You can check out the band online at

- EU Jacksonville


Rebels and Rogues & Beau Crum Acoustic Split.



What started as an acoustic project between friends Joshua (Woody) Willis and Dustin Shacklock in early 2010 Rebels and Rogues quickly has become a full fledged rock n roll machine. Dustin and Woody started writing songs in the living rooms of their houses when they found the time and with the push of some friends who were quickly becoming fans they booked their first show as an acoustic group and enlisted the help of multi-instrument master Jack Ringca. With the help of Jack the three quickly realized they had a full rock sound that was being limited by just playing acoustic so the search was on for a bass player, it didn't take long before Russell Townsend was found and the sound was complete. Rebels and Rogues have quickly gained a following around Jacksonville Florida by playing with everyone from local favorites (Christina Wagner) to world respected acts (Chris Wollard from Hot Water Music, American Aquarium, Frank Turner, Red Collar and Tim Barry to name a few.). Rebels And Rogues entered the studio under the watchful eye of Ben Cooper (better know to the world as Radical Face and a member of Electric President) to record an acoustic split with Jacksonville local Beau Crum. Which was released in Feburary. Rebels And Rogues will be entering the studio in the fall to record a follow up EP. Rebels and Rogues play a mix of old time story telling country songs with the feel and energy of their punk rock roots and with a live show you must see to believe don't dare miss them if you have the chance.