In recordings, Mallory Graham and Scott Tyler often sound a lot bigger than a duo and quiet eclectic, particularly on tunes such as If I Was A Tyrannosaurus Rex, You’d Know My Name By Now, but then they shift to the simplicity of guitar, voice and percussion on Not Polite.
The duo’s self description on its website is cryptic, to say the least: “The Rough & Tumble are two scarecrows in a cornfield, two pairs of hands stealing the same piece of candy, a dust devil that traveled seven states to get to you only to make you cry.” But Red Barn’s interview format should get some information out of them.
Here’s a little sample (OK, a big sample) of the duo’s music:
You can go in with the final thought in their “bio”: “The Rough & Tumble are here to lock eyes with you in a crowded room, smile and wink at you.” Should be an interesting evening.
If You Go
‘Red Barn Radio’
Guests: The Rough & Tumble
When: 8 p.m. Jan. 6
Where: ArtsPlace, 161 N. Mill St.