The Rough & Tumble
Old Church Theatre
940 Bonisteel Rd, Trenton, ON K8V 5P8, Canada
The Rough & Tumble aren’t casual road dogs, but they aren’t letting on, either. From their upbeat, commanding stage presence and sharp banter, to their earworm-inducing melodies and heartstring lyrics, this dumpster-folk/thriftstore Americana duo refuses to bring the haggard road-worn stereotype to their audience-- even though they’ve earned it. In fact, The Rough & Tumble have been elbowing out of most stereotypes.
“...a stunning set of songs... I must confess that this is an absolute gem of an album that finds the duo not only facing some deeply dark and personal demons, but raising their game to an unprecedented level too. The Rough & Tumble are always willing to push the boundaries of the folk-Americana genre, and incorporate some great sounds into the album." ---Martin Noakes, Great Dark Wonder, September 2019
"...they sure as hell are peaking high and mighty in this music and songwriting game."---Brian Carroll, Red Line Roots, September 2019
"...beautifully passionate expressions of the social, political, and medical turbulence folks have been enduring since March 2020."---Joe Vitagliano, American Songwriter