The Rough & Tumble at the New Revival Coffeehouse
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, when their Nashville landlord left them without heat during an ice storm for 12 days. Then she tried to hike the rent. Enough was enough, and The Rough & Tumble gave their 30 days notice at their jobs and their lease, sold most of what they owned, and hopped into their shoddily built camper, in spite of the lot salesman's advice. 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. They've been recognized as a Feature Showcase Artist at 2018 SERFA, and a 2018 honorable mention for the Listening Room Network. 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 couldnt 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 & Tumbles 2018 release We Made Ourselves a Home When We Didnt 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. Written during a time of doggedly trying despite the odds and a self-proclaimed year of honesty, The Rough & Tumble released their new studio album Howling Back at the Wounded Dog on September 6, 2019.
When: Dec 7, 2019 7:30PM to Dec 7, 2019 10:30PMin Stow, MA
Cost: 17 - 17 USD
Swing Cafe at the New Revival Coffeehouse
Swing Cafe is an acoustic swing, jazz, and rockabilly band that plays around New England at parties, clubs and concerts. The band combines lead and harmony vocals, archtop guitar, mandolin, bass and drums. The band's love of the material, drawn largely from pop standards of the 30s, 40s and 50s, is obvious from the first downbeat. First rate musicians all, Swing Cafe's fun, classy stage presence and easy repartee are sure to delight audiences of all ages.
When: Jan 25, 2020 7:30PM to Jan 25, 2020 10:30PMin Stow, MA
Cost: 17 - 17 USD
The Porch Party Mamas at the New Revival Coffeehouse
Inspired by playing and singing each others songs at their own "porch parties", these established Boston area musicians and singer/songwriters decided to combine their individual talents and create their own brand of Urban Folk, Country and Blues. They took their act on the road and "Porch Party Mamas" was born. All are seasoned players, each with their own pervasive individual music persona and critical accolades. Between them, they have shared the stage with a distinguished litany of artists, including Willie Nelson, the Indigo Girls and Lyle Lovett. "You never know what's going to come from having a porch party, especially when the attendees are a bunch of dynamic lady musicians with impressive resumes" ( Milva McDonald - Boston Globe) Oh my god, you guys sound great and you're adorable and fun and completely charming! (Catie Curtis)
When: Mar 7, 2020 7:30PM to Mar 7, 2020 10:30PMin Stow, MA
Cost: 17 - 17 USD