Resonant Rogues
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Resonant Rogues

Asheville, North Carolina, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013

Asheville, North Carolina, United States
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Folk Swing




"No Depression"

“Their intense cohesion is so intertwined that it feels like they’re playing with one pair of hands. Harmonies seem to pour from one set of lungs. On the street, you might think they’re a quartet of hipster kids. Onstage, the fluency they wield for their craft (or, I should say “crafts”) is impressive, in that understated kind of “come close and listen up,” kind of way. No doubt a thing they’ve honed playing on the street. But while some busking just doesn’t translate into a listening room, these guys bring the spirits of Django Reinhart and Squirrel Nut Zippers along to mingle throughout their set. ” - Kim Ruehl

"Folk and Tumble"

“The Resonant Rogues meld gypsy jazz and old-time Appalachian string music with some devilish fiddling on their latest offering ‘Here and Gone Again'” - Gerry Mcnally

"Pure M Magazine"

“The Resonant Rogues certainly know how to use music to encourage fun and excitement. Here and Gone Again is a pleasant and accessible collection of songs whose sunny and optimistic disposition all but guarantee a good time while listening." - Dave Simpson

"Folk Radio UK"

“With plenty here to appeal to a variety of folk-based musical tastes while still maintaining a core band identity, it bodes well for a very promising future. " - Mike Davies

"Style Weekly"

“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.” - Chris Bopst


Still working on that hot first release.



“American folk music has always had a populist perspective, a vision of music made by the people, for the people. Asheville, North Carolina roots band The Resonant Rogues know this well, for they’ve traveled the byways and highways of America, even crossed the water to Europe and the Mediterranean with instruments and songs in tow. Anchored by the songwriting duo Sparrow and Keith Smith, the Rogues have shared songs with train-hoppers in New Orleans, busked on the streets of Budapest, learned Turkish Romani dance in Istanbul, and marched in protest in the hills of Appalachia. Throughout, the stories they’ve heard and the people they’ve met have fueled their music, which abounds with influences like Eastern European Romani brass bands, New Orleans street jazz, old-time stringbands, Woody Guthrie anti-fascist folk, French jazz Manouche, and Middle Eastern rhythms. It’s not easy to pull off such a bold combination of genres, but The Resonant Rogues learned this music in person from the people who created it, so they have a tie to each tradition and a working knowledge of what this music means to the ordinary people that make this music every day. It’s a tintype view on the modern world,a cracked image that reflects the past through a prism of the future. –Hearth Music

Band Members