The Rough & Tumble’s triumphant return

You may remember them as Black Mountain-based The Walk-In Residents, a folk-rock trio. In the past year two of that band’s members — Mallory Graham and Scott Tyler — have been traveling and spending time in Nashville. Graham and Tyler formed a new group, The Rough & Tumble, folky, dusky and sweet.

This is the band’s bio, which is telling: “The Rough & Tumble met when Mallory Graham found a notebook on a double-decker bus. When she opened it there were pages and pages of words from sad, old country songs, to-do lists with nothing crossed out, pages torn from church hymnals, minor league baseball tickets, self-written wedding vows, a Number 1 China take-out menu and a copy of the declaration of independence with all the vowels crossed out in red ink. She saw Scott Tyler sitting in the corner of the bus drinking coffee and she asked if it was his. ‘Yes,’ he said, even though it wasn’t. ‘Do you remember the melodies?’ he asked. ‘Yes,’ she said, even though she didn’t.”

You can check out The Rough & Tumble’s album, We Sing In Your House When You’re Not There here:

Even better, they’ll be at BoBo Gallery on Sunday, March 25 at BoBo Gallery. 9 p.m. show with For the Birds and Bloodroot Orkaestarr.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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