Rough & Tumble
The Rough & Tumble used to say that they used to say we were from Nashville, Tennessee. But nearing the end of their third year on the road full time with their original rescue tour dog, Butter (*), and her kid sister, Puddle, who was picked up along the way in Alabama, its hard to say if they are from anywhere at all.
Pennsylvania-born Mallory Graham and California-born Scott Tyler have lived in their 16 camper since 2015, making tire tracks nationwide since 2011 as a folk-Americana duo. Their history goes back as far as New England in the fall of 2007, and as close as going from friends, to bandmates, to married bandmates. The story is as linear and circular as any, but one thing stands out:
Their home is the road. But also, its not.
With the release of their first full length record, We Made Ourselves a Home When We Didnt Know (2018), the folk-Americana duo retraces their mileage back to their footsteps and explores the struggle between going home and being home already, when theres no other home and everywhere is home. Recorded in East Nashville with Dave Coleman, The Rough & Tumble invited a couple of musician friends from their sad-singer-songwriter and rock-n-roll-rebel days to accompany them on a portrait of what has happened so far, and what they hope is still to come.
We Made Ourselves a Home When We Didnt Know comes after a long line of first EPs (three, to be exact from 2011-2012); a year-long, 24-song, tongue-in-cheek writing project called The Rough & Tumbles Holiday Awareness Campaign (2013); a soundtrack for a short film about women, war, and PTSD called Pieces and Pieces (2016); and their latest EP, Cardboard and Christmas Lights (Rock Candy Recordings, 2017).
Prolific songwriters and born-travelers, The Rough & Tumble are traveling coast-to-coast throughout 2018, and are writing toward a late 2019 release. They are willing to consider stopping, should the music run out of them and the road end. But until then, they are likely cross referencing a map to a calendar at this very moment for a show near you.
(*) In November 2017, they lost their best pal, Butter a tough blow that brought the crew back to three, and to whom their recent release is dedicated.
Chenango Craftsman Houseconcert (View)
Address emailed upon registration
Binghamton, NY 13901
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