Renegade Stringband plays hard driving bluegrass on stages and in the streets. Their repertoire runs the gamut from original ballads to covers of songs by the Black Keys, Woody Guthrie, Tom Waits, and Ella Fitzgerald. From their base in Portland, Oregon, the band has been touring the west coast since 2010. In summer of 2012 they made their first pilgrimage to the birthplace of bluegrass, delighting audiences at the ROMP Festival in Owensboro, Kentucky.
The Seattle Observer has described how the band “trades instrumental solos like a jazz sextet.” They continue to enjoy and explore the ability of music to draw communities together, and express that which can only be reflected in song. Whether performing school concerts, on tall masted ships, or on your local street corner, Renegade Stringband delivers the same signature sound. Their reverence for tradition anchors their musical innovations, allowing them to join with audiences in a stomping and hollering celebration.
In Spring of 2014 they will release their first full-length album of original songs.