Chelsea Berry, Muddy Ruckus opens

March 16, 2017 8PM
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$20 / 18

A favorite among venue owners up and down the East coast, Chelsea’s beautiful voice and commanding stage presence has brought her across the U.S. as regular support for Livingston Taylor as well as headliner of her own shows from California to Washington, Minneapolis, New York, and everywhere in between. Her presence has been described by listeners as “compelling… she draws the entire house into her world like moths to a flame.” Born and raised in Alaska, she now makes her home on Boston’s North Shore.


Muddy Ruckus is an americana-rock duo from Portland, Maine. The stripped down power duo features guitarist Ryan Flaherty and percussionist Erika Stahl. The band blends rootsy guitar and edgy percussion on a suitcase drum kit and is known for a full rock band sound, despite that they're a duo. They season their music with the salt of the eastern old ports, backroad electric grooves, and the mud of the Mississippi River where Flaherty grew up. The New York Music Daily calls Muddy Ruckus "Darkly Inventive Americana". In April 2016, Muddy Ruckus was awarded "Best in State of Maine" by the New England Music Awards. 
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.  They would rehearse on the road, in the car, at shows and in the studio.  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. Muddy Ruckus released their debut album in September, 2014. Maine Today says "Muddy Ruckus's self-titled debut album touches on the sacred, hints at the profane and encapsulates everything in between, all to the sound of an infectiously toe-tapping backbeat."
Muddy Ruckus' brand new album "Pretty Bones" released in June 2016. Erika and Ryan worked on this album for 8 months in 2015 with limited rehearsal space, developing most of the album on the road, at shows and in the studio. Living in an apartment throughout 2015, the band struggled with noise complaints from neighbors and was just not able to be loud enough to fully develop at home. Despite outer reluctance, the band prevailed with finishing the album and recently moved to a brand new dwelling where they are now allowed to practice and create at full capacity. This album is the reflection of those days, and everything that happened in between, when the band was still searching for the exit out of the restrictive yet life giving womb. The duo is now officially born, and the hints of rock layered over folk and old timey music on 'Pretty Bones' are only soft reflections of what's to come from Muddy Ruckus. The lyrics call for your attention and the soul-fullness of both Erika and Ryan's vocals draw in the salt and shadow of the bands murky beginnings and luminous future.


Please note that the seating chart has recently been updated, so be sure you are purchasing the seats you want.  If you do not purchase all seats at your table, other patrons may be seated with you.  Your ticket reserves you a place at the table you select but not a specific location at that table.  There is no food or beverage minimum.  All tickets are non-refundable.

$20 / 18
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