Renegade Stringband plays hard driving bluegrass music 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, 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.
Renegade Stringband's reverence for tradition anchors their musical innovations, allowing them to join with audiences in a stomping and hollering celebration.
In 2012 they released their EP, One Thing After Another. Live at the Alberta Street Pub (where you'll see them in one of their favorite spots in town to play) followed in 2013, and their new LP of almost all originals, The Worst Horse, drops this spring (although big fans like us already have it through pre-order!).
This concert will benefit Open Road Learning Community for Teens, a new nonprofit that helps 11-18 year-olds leave school to direct their own learning according to their unique talents, interests, and passions. Find out more at http://openroadteens.org. We are so excited and grateful to welcome Renegade Stringband to the Open Road family for a performance that will be sure to get you feeling great and kicking up your heels.