AAFFM Presents: Jefferson Ross, and The Rough & Tumble
October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT$8 – $10
October 19, 2019
Southern folk artist Jefferson Ross is a songwriter, singer, guitar slinger and painter weaving stories for the ears and the eyes. Based in The Peach State, Jefferson travels throughout the U.S. and Europe performing his original music, and he displays his art at festivals and galleries across the South.
For years Jefferson lived in Nashville playing for recording artists including Canada’s Entertainer of the Decade, Terri Clark, and sharing the stage with country music greats such as George Strait, Toby Keith and Vince Gill. He worked as a staff writer for a number of publishers on Music Row including Curb Music, one of the top music publishers in the world. In 2010 he returned to live in Georgia with his wife and daughter. He maintains a home and office in Nashville as well.
An evening with Jefferson Ross is a homespun southern experience that you’re unlikely to forget.
The Rough & Tumble
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-foot camper since 2015. They picked up a couple of actual strays along the way– two 100-pound 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.
Since their start in 2011, The Rough & Tumble have been writing illustrative songs, arranging each 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 eight years. Their 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). All this 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 released their new studio album Howling Back at the Wounded Dog, on September 6, 2019.