The Rough & Tumble roll through Brandon
Formerly from Nashville, The Rough & Tumble now find themselves living full-time on the road, in a 16-foot camper with an 85-pound puppy named Puddle. The folk-Americana duo has been making tire tracks nationwide since 2011, and if you ask Mallory Graham or Scott Tyler how they got here, they’d likely respond, “with careful planning, spreadsheets and shoddy cell phone service.” The camper stops at Brandon Music on Nov. 10.
On their new album, “We Made Ourselves a Home When We Didn’t Know,” the duo retrace their mileage back to their footsteps and explore the struggle between going home and being home already when there’s no other home and everywhere is home. The album is a portrait of what has happened so far and what they hope is still to come.
The album comes after a long line of EPs (three, to be exact from 2011-2012); a year-long, 24-song, tongue-in-cheek writing project called “The Rough & Tumble’s 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.”
The Rough & Tumble know how the tread wears down on the tires when you play 140 shows in a year cross-country. They’re willing to stop, should the music run out of them and the road end, but until then, don’t miss the chance to see them as they roll through Brandon.
Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Concert tickets are $20. A pre-concert dinner is available for an extra $25. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB.
Call (802) 247-4295, email [email protected] or visit brandon-music.net for more info.