Dropping 09/20/19

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High Energy Funk-ti-fied Rock n' Roll


Asheville, NC based, Andrew Scotchie & the River Rats have been revered far wide for their engaging, interactive High-Energy,

Funk-ti-fied Rock n’ Roll show.  Couple the abilities and in the moment spirit of a jam-band with a punk rock fierceness and energy, and you’ll get a show that will have familiar songs but with a twist that offers a listener something only in that moment.  Consistent studio recordings, year round touring from NY to FL and NC to ID, earnest songwriting and sharing bills with such greats as Sonny Landreth, Blind Boys of Alabama, Drivin N Cryin, Ghost Light, Eric Gales, Big Daddy Love and Bettye Lavette has made Andrew Scotchie & the River Rats one of the industry’s fastest growing Rock n Roll bands, and WNC’s best Rock band 5 years running.   

Touring history

Richmond VA, Washington DC, Roanoke VA, Charleston SC/WV, Charlotte NC, Atlanta/Athens GA, 

Knoxville TN,  Jacksonville FL , Johnson City TN, Savannah GA New York NY

Lexington KY, Kansas City MO, Topeka KS, Boulder CO, Denver CO, Winter Park CO

Steamboat Springs CO, Salt Lake City UT, Boise ID, Ketchum ID, Helena MT, Jonesboro AK

Notable Festivals/Events

State Theater in Abingdon, VA for "January Jams”

Crown of the Continent Festival Big Fork Montana (Scotchie)

3 Appearances at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Festival

Brevard, NC Blues Festival, Columbia SC Blues Festival

Charlotte, NC Art and Soul Fest, Long Creek Music Fest, Mustang Spring Jam.



Winter Out West Tour Wrap Up Article from Virtuosity Magazine

- Kim Carney, Virtuosity Worldwide Arts and Entertainment Magazine : Full Article Here

“...starting to make a name for themselves on the national scene.”

- Garret K. Woodward, Rolling Stone : Full Article Here

"Sonically, the new album shrugs the grit of 2015’s “We All Stay Hungry.”  Rock intact, “Family Dynamo” injects generous slivers of rhythm and blues as spun through a psychedelic whirlwind.

“We’ve entered a phase of the band when we are accomplishing different genres,” Scotchie said. “We’re not just a rock ‘n’ roll band. We want to blow the lid off the jar with this one.”

     A fuse attaches to the album’s weighty themes of heartbreak, loss and mental illness. Therapy in a song from song to song, they’re intended as outlets for Scotchie and those who choose to consume them." 

- Tom Netherland, Bristol, TN Herald

After an advanced listen of "Family Dynamo" 

Full Article Here

Full Bio

More Press

​"Stepping Stone" the band’s newest single.
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Matt Williams in The Eagle Room.
Produced by Matt Williams and the Rats.