Rags and Riches are an adrenalized, American pop-rock band hailing from Lexington, Kentucky. Formed in 2017, the band features brothers Tanner & Peyton Whitt. Over the last four years, the band has discovered its unique sound, identity and aesthetic.
Through their organic, kaleidoscope of creative abilities the brothers hope to be a light to guide people for owning what it is to be human – to grab life by the horns and live to the fullest, embracing all the twists and turns on the rollercoaster of it all. They share, “Our music is written to inspire others and spark hope for everyone to leave their legacy with the time they are given. No matter what is weighing on you in the present, or if you feel surrounded by your stress and anxiety, let that be a part of who you are and use that as motivation. This world is yours for the taking.”
Their debut album Always Gold features ten tracks all covering a multitude of emotions and feelings that we experience in life. Touching on themes ranging from time, stress, money, happiness, anger and faith, the album is an honest and true reflection of everyday life. They share, “Since these songs were mostly written in the beginning phases of Rags and Riches, we were focused on what life looks like as a band and a future in the music industry. That is how a lot of these topics popped up.”
A colorful concoction of sounds and styles, the band takes inspiration from the likes of Imagine Dragons, Twenty One Pilots and Kanye West. Bursting with life and full of attitude, the album is fast-paced and energetic, as thundering percussion, animated guitars, throbbing basslines and quirky synths provide the foundations for this deliciously extravagant release.
Rags and Riches have impressively clocked close to three million Spotify streams and had numerous TV appearances on shows such as Morning Show, Everyday Kentucky and Good Day Kentucky. With the hope to inspire a generation of dreamers, Rags and Riches continues to forge ahead with the unveiling of their debut album.
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