Americana Duo The Rough & Tumble Pull Into Caffe Lena, Nov. 20

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Sliding into Caffe Lena on Nov. 20 is Americana duo The Rough & Tumble. The “teeny tiny traveling folk band” is sure to put on a great show, touring in support of their latest release, Love is Gross (but it looks good on you).

The Rough & Tumble aren’t casual road dogs, but they aren’t letting on, either. From their upbeat, commanding stage presence and sharp banter, to their earworm-inducing melodies and heartstring lyrics, this dumpster-folk/thriftstore Americana duo refuses to bring the haggard road-worn stereotype to their audience– even though they’ve earned it. In fact, The Rough & Tumble have been elbowing out of most stereotypes.

Writing and performing together since 2007, Mallory Graham and Scott Tyler inevitably formed The Rough & Tumble in 2011 as the friends turned into bandmates. In 2015, after a bad Nashville landlord left them without heat for 12 days during an ice storm, the bandmates-turned-spouses decided to hit the road. They sold everything they could, bought a 16’ camper (despite the warning of their families and the lot salesman), packed up their instruments, their dog, and a couple of small trinkets shaped like elephants and mice that they couldn’t part with, and hit the road. They’ve been touring relentlessly since with their two 100lb rescue dogs, Mud Puddle and Magpie Mae, as well as a one ounce hamster, Goo, that they rescued from a glue trap in Florida in 2021. They’ve remained spirited and on-the-go in spite of multiple burnt up axles, busted tires, and consistent water leaks.


Doors open at 6:30 pm and the show begins at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $18.00 for general admission, $16.00 for members, and $9.00 for students and children. To purchase your tickets please click here. For those that wish to catch the show via livestream, they can purchase one-week access for $5.00 by clicking here.

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