Based in Asheville, NC Appalachian Renegades blend an old school gritty blues rock with big guitar riffs invoking the spirit of some of our favorite rockers from Stevie Ray Vaughn and Warren Haynes to Dan Auerbach and Jack White. Fueled by Graeme Adams's vocal efforts and saxophone interludes, Cole Ford’s blazing guitar solos, and supported by the sonic back bone of seasoned professional drummer Blu Ramakis and the creative bass lines of Tink Lawing, the band packs a punch right from the get go and keeps delivering the heat - dropping big rock song after big rock song.
Formed in the summer of 2017 and taking a Do It Yourself approach, the band played close to 50 shows in 2018, self produced 2 EP’s and also obtained a 4 month long residency at the DFR Room in Brevard, NC. In 2019, Appalachian Renegades have more than 40 shows booked and are broadening their reach through regional touring and playing festivals. Look out for the Appalachian Renegades as they come roaring into a venue near you. You'll want to say you saw these guys before they made it big and time is running out!!!
Quotes from Local Promotors and Venues
“These Guys are Bad To The Bone"
Cory Short - Owner of The Social in East Asheville
Vocals - Saxophone - Rhythm Guitar