Appalachian Renegades

Southern Rock and Blues Fusion

Rock & Roll relies on its ancestors and Appalachian Renegades know their heritage. Pulling from all the greats, The Appalachian Renegades pay homage to their fore fathers and seek to take their craft into territory only a few have ventured into.  Come along on their journey.


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 Freddie “Boom Boom” Scungio 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 festival appearances.  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

Triskelion Brewing August 17, 2019

Triskelion Brewing August 17, 2019

Great Appalachian Rock with a bluesy soul to it. Sure to get any crowd rocking and enjoying themselves
— Riyen Roots, International Blues Touring Artist and Owner of Mountaintop Music Co.
Appalachian Renegades still pack the Rock and Roll punch that is more and more becoming rare to find in today’s gigging circuit. This is Rock and Roll at its purest with just the right amount of personality and surprises.
— Bily Litz - Lead Singer for Hustle Souls
The Appalachian Renegades bring the party like no other. Performing an array of crowd pleasing rock covers ranging from Zeppelin to Soundgarden to Franz Ferdinand, these guys have the repertoire any rock n roller can enjoy. Their original tunes are the perfect balance of grit and melody that are weaved perfectly into their set.

The energy and spot on musical choices that the Appalachian Renegades bring to the table make them an incredible band and a perfect choice for your venue! If you book the Appalachian Renegades a party is sure to ensue!
— Lyndsay Holmes - Music and Events Coordinator - Gingers Revenge Brewery and Tasting Room

The Band

Graeme Adams

 Vocals - Saxophone - Rhythm Guitar


Tink Lawing



Freddie “Boom Boom” Scungio



Cole Ford

Lead Guitar


Recent Shows and Appearances

Triskelion Brewing 7.17.2019

Social FEst May 26 2019

Social Fest May 2019

DFR Room MAy 10 2019

DFR Room May 2019

Rock n Roll Truth Music Festival MAy 4, 2019


SMith’s Olde Bar MArch 30, 2019


The Music


Pushin Down

Somethings Wrong

Feel It Coming

           Conversation In My Mind

           For The Realm

The Tale of Sammy Toper

Down at the Roadhouse

Below the Surface

Man Without a Land

Arm The Youth

Peak The Zenith

Far From Everything


Bright Lights Big City - Gary Clark Jr.

Just What I needed - The Cars

Shooting Star - Bad Company

Working Man - Rush

Lemon Song/ Kasmir/ Immigrant SOng - Led Zeppelin

Hard To Handle - Black Crowes

Locomotive Breath - Jethro Tull

Rag Doll - Aerosmith

Hold On - Alabama Shakes

Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty

Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand

Cant' Stop - Red Hot Chili PEppers

Rebel Yell - Billy Idol

           Secret weapon - Locash

           lIttle Red Corvette - Prince

           Have a Cigar - Pink FLoyd

Spirits In THe Night - Bruce Springsteen 

Roadhouse Blues - The Doors

           Come Together - Beatles