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Meetinghouse Presents: Muddy Ruckus
April 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm| $15
Muddy Ruckus is a nationally touring Americana-rock duo from Portland, Maine. Dubbed “Best in State of Maine” by the 2016 New England Music Awards the stripped down power duo features guitarist Ryan Flaherty and percussionist Erika Stahl blending haunting male/female vocals, rootsy guitar and edgy percussion on a suitcase drum kit. The band seasons their music with the salt of the eastern old ports and the mud of the Mississippi River where Flaherty grew up, creating an epic blend of bluesy folk rock, foot stomping rhythms and haunting vocal melodies. The New York Music Daily calls Muddy Ruckus “Darkly Inventive Americana”.
Muddy Ruckus’ music is a fat blend of subterranean grooves, punk-folk and electric suitcase rock. Flaherty, originally from Rock Island, IL, met Stahl in 2013 in Portland Maine. They played on porches, street corners and campfires and became Muddy Ruckus. The duo continues to pull inspiration from the music they love – old-timey folk music, dirty electric blues, circa 1940 hot swing and rock n roll – dressing it with Dylan-esque lyrics that poke fun at society and poetically examine the state of the world.
In 2016 Muddy Ruckus’ second album “Pretty Bones” was named Album of the Year by Red Line Roots .
Tickets are $12.50 in advance, $15 day of show