The Rough and Tumble - Artist Profile

Everywhere.,
Bluegrass & Roots Music, Americana, Folk, Other Folk/Traditional
www.theroughandtumble.com
The Rough & Tumble are as easy to detect as a stray dog on your doorstep-- and as difficult to send home. The dumpster-folk, thriftstore-Americana duo, consisting of Mallory Graham & Scott Tyler, have been hobbling around the country in their 16’ camper since 2015. They picked up a couple of actual strays along the way-- two 100lb dogs, Puddle & Magpie Mae-- and have been making themselves at home in living rooms, bars, theaters, and festivals across the country.

Even at their start in 2011, The Rough & Tumble are collectors. Trinkets, instruments, stories shoved in cupholders, and scraps of paper sticking out of old books they never planned to read, the duo couldn’t resist filling their pockets with tiny things that may be useful down the road. Until they hit the road. Limited in space, The Rough & Tumble are a new kind of collector: songwriting with illustration, and arranging each song with a menagerie of instruments, ranging from acoustic guitars to mailbox snares to a banjulele. "Their Americana music is restorative, their performance highly entertaining, their orchestra of unusual instruments intriguing, and… jokes and stories are worthy of an HBO special." (Linda Bolton, Cozy Cabin House Concerts).

The stray folkies are as industrious as they are scrappy, releasing five EPs and two albums in their 8 years. The Rough & Tumble’s 2018 release We Made Ourselves a Home When We Didn’t Know, brought the listener to the road and the road to their home, an album “as cozy, comfortable and inviting as a well-worn couch.” (Bill Kopp, Mountain Xpress). This is in addition to their weekly livecast, a monthly blog, a Cook & Color Book, a food blog, 2018 SERFA Official Showcase Artist, and playing upwards of 150 shows a year.

The Rough & Tumble are headed back into the studio in early 2019 for a later year release. But you will likely catch them pawing at your front door on their never-ending tour soon.

Upcoming Shows

Dec 13, 2019
Jan 2, 2020
Blue Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Tallahassee, FL
Jan 3, 2020
Back Door Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Hattiesburg, MS
Jan 10, 2020
Sundilla Concert Series (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Auburn, AL
Jan 18, 2020
The Old Firehouse (Listening Room)
Edom, TX
Jan 24, 2020
Jan 25, 2020
Jan 26, 2020
Jan 30, 2020
Jan 31, 2020
Feb 8, 2020
Feb 15, 2020
Feb 22, 2020
Feb 23, 2020
Feb 26, 2020
Feb 28, 2020
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