“Renegade Stringband isn’t just a typical, traditional bluegrass group: They incorporate solid elements of folk, blues and even a little rock into their music, which enriches the cowboy-boots-necessary kind of sound in which they are grounded . . . foot stomping, soul-warming bluegrass.” – Apoorva Chiplunkar, The Daily Nexus, 2013
“Their various musical backgrounds converge to create a richly layered sound, straight from yesteryear.” – Ryan Voelker, Oregon Music News, 2013
“The band’s good cheer and banter were both warm and infectious. . . [they kick] things off with a hoppin’ version of ‘Reuben’s Train.’ This is a definite foot stompin’ opener, and we come into contact right away with Jess’ vocal power. The crowd is fully engaged. Ben’s fiddle seems to emit the exact jovial sense displayed earlier. There are hollers coming from the crowd as he saws off the intro . . .” - Kenneth Harris, Portland Metronome, 2013
“Renegade Stringband started things off with their lively, uptempo bluegrass, effortlessly trading instrumental solos like a jazz sextet throughout frisky covers of Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, and Black Keys tunes. Lead by front woman Jessica Jarris bold, rootsy vocals, the band played a generous set and had a few fans dancing by the stage, but the venue was so crammed everywhere else my boyfriend and I left for a drink at a nearby bar hoping the crowd would thin out by the next act . . .” - Gwendolyn Elliot, Seattle Times, 2012
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