Charleston, SC’s Dangermuffin is proud to announce the release of their newest studio
album Heritage on March 31st, 2017. Themes of sea, sun, and spiritual connection
weave through the eight-track release combining a cohesive blend of Alt-Americana,
Island grooves, Folk and Jam. In celebration of the band’s sixth release, Dangermuffin
will tour throughout the spring and summer in support of the album.
On Heritage, Dangermuffin reaches into their creative arsenal to craft an album
showcasing the band’s signature coastal-influenced grooves melded with Americana
sensibilities and Appalachian fingerpicking. The album’s lyrics contemplate the universal
human connection to our ancestors, ancient traditions and symbols while yearning for
humanity to get back to its roots. It is an audible showcase weaving introspective lyrics
with catchy, nimble guitar riffs. Six of the eight songs were recorded acoustically adding
to the album’s organic feel; and although Dangermuffin has performed as a trio for
many years, the recent addition of their newest member Markus Helander of Finland on
drums makes Heritage the band’s most progressive album to date. Fittingly, the album’s
soaring vocals were recorded in Charleston’s historic Unitarian Church, a National
Historic Landmark built in 1772.
SONGS FROM THE ROAD BAND:
Songs From The Road Band is a North Carolina based supergroup featuring Charles Humphrey, Mark Schimick, Ryan Cavanaugh, Sam Wharton, and James Schlender. Collectively, they have received top accolades in the bluegrass, Americana, and jazz genres.
Humphrey is an IBMA & Grammy recipient with his former group Steep Canyon Rangers. He has also garnered a spot in the NC Music Hall of Fame. Schimick has soared to the top of the progressive and jamgrass scene alongside legends Larry Keel, Vassar Clements, and Tony Rice.
James Schlender, 2 time National Fiddle champion, has shared the stage with Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin, & George Benson.Cavanaugh has made his long-awaited return to bluegrass after 10 years of touring with jazz great Bill Evans. He has been acknowledged by Bela Fleck as an acoustic pioneer on the 5 string banjo.
Songs From the Road Band delivers a high energy show full of original material, unmatched instrumental prowess, and creative covers!