Published on March 22nd, 2012 | by TLV News0
Dangermuffin Live FRI 3/30 at Proud Larry’s
Sit a moment with Dangermuffin’s latest album, Moonscapes, and you’ll hear tales of rogue lawmen, forlorn lovers, and rolling waves. Based in Folly Beach, SC, the eclectic trio casts a fresh perspective on American roots music.
With the release of Moonscapes in 2010, Dangermuffin has exploded onto the national scene. They are embarking on coast-to-coast touring courtesy of booking agency New Frontier (The Avett Brothers, Darrell Scott) and distribution and promotion support from label Dualtone Music Group (Guy Clark, Brett Dennen). They are becoming a cornerstone on festival billings, including Virginia’s FloydFest, SummerCamp Festival in Illinois, Yonder Mountain’s Harvest Fest in Arkansas, Jazz Aspen in Colorado and dozens more to come in 2012.
Setting Dangermuffin ahead of the pack are the refreshingly magnetic lyrics of Dan Lotti, winner of the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s 2005 “New Writers Showcase.” Lotti’s strong, articulate vocals perfectly frame each song, creating a stout foundation for the tasteful poly-groove jams and improvisational passages. “The concepts of Moonscapes comes from when the tide goes out on the beach, leaving tidal pools that look like craters,” says Lotti. “To me, that seemed like the notion of the sea of tranquility.”
Dangermuffin’s rhythmic anchor lies in the creative beats of Steven Sandifer (Drew Emmitt Band, Adrienne Young), embellished by the thrilling, twangy guitar stylings of Mike Sivilli. The result of their pooled talents is an inventive, fresh sound that retains an organic Americana truthfulness.
SiriusXM satellite radio has been spreading the music of Dangermuffin by airing them regularly on Jam On and Outlaw Country. Last year, the band celebrated acclaim in Relix magazine as the winners of the April 2009 “Jam Off” competition. Their fan base grows exponentially with each new market and show, as evidenced by their skyrocketing ticket sales nationwide.
With two strong records already under their belt and a new flagship album simply taking off, 2012 will prove to be groundbreaking for Dangermuffin. Give Moonscapes a spin and experience the post-roots groove — a punchy, folk-jam pastry with a sweet-toothed soul of the South.