After years of traveling, collecting stories, tunes, and heartaches, the
Resonant Rogues have come home again to capture their original songs for posterity. Recorded at the renowned Echo Mountain Studios in the band’s home base of Asheville, NC, Here & Gone Again marks a big step for the young band. It’s release coincides with the two year anniversary of the group, which was founded by Keith J. Smith and Sparrow, the songwriters, sweethearts, and creative force behind the Resonant Rogues. Here & Gone Again, like the band that made it, wanders from the streets of New Orleans, to the Balkan region of eastern Europe, meanders through the Hot Clubs of France, then comes back home to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. In addition to the group’s core sound of vocal harmonies, accordion, guitar, fiddle, upright bass, and banjo, the album features special appearances by Je Widenhouse on trumpet (Squirrel Nut Zippers) and Matt Smith on pedal steel guitar (Honeycutters). The Resonant Rogues have created an album that spans genres, decades and continents, with lyrics that hit home and music that will take you far.
The band will tour the east coast of the US in May and Europe throughout the summer of 2015 in support of Here & Gone Again, and to satisfy their adventurous spirits.
released April 11, 2015
Keith J. Smith - songwriting, vocals, guitar, percussion
Sparrow - songwriting, vocals, accordion, banjo
Craig Sandberg - upright bass, vocal harmonies
Drayton Aldridge - violin, vocal harmonies
Recorded at Echo Mountain Recording Studios in Asheville, NC
Engineers Josh Blake & Julian Dreyer
Mixed with Josh Blake
Mastered by Dave Harris
The Resonant Rogues are the songwriting soul child of partners Sparrow and Keith J. Smith. With influences ranging from
gypsy swing to early New Orleans jazz, and from Appalachian old-time to eastern European folk music, they take their favorite flavors and blend them into a delicious, danceable dish....more