Sparrow is a musician, dancer, and maker with a vast array of skills. She has been studying belly dance and playing accordion since 2004, when she landed in Asheville after traveling the country. Though well rooted in the mountains of western North Carolina, Sparrow has continued her travels by touring with the Resonant Rogues, the band that she co-leads with her partner, Keith J. Smith. With a wide range of influences that range from Jazz Manouche to Appalachian Old-Time to Balkan Brass, the group plays mostly original songs, and also has a large repertoire of traditional tunes in each of these styles.  As well as their main touring band, the Rogues, Keith and Sparrow also lead a Balkan Brass band called the Black Sea Beat Society, and a swing band called Sparrow and her Wingmen. Sparrow has been teaching belly dance for 10 years, and she also teaches swing dance with Keith. As she is both a musician and a dancer, Sparrow has the unique ability to break things down in an accessible and fun way.