FRIDAY, APRIL 28
upstairs, Out of the Box room
• Doors, bar, and kitchen open at 7pm
• Show at 8pm
TICKETS & INFO
ADVANCE: $8 + admission tax & processing fee
DOOR: $12 + admission tax
Advance ticket sales end at 6pm the day of the show. Tickets will be available at the door if they are not sold out in advance.
This is a seated performance. Bright Box is all General Admission. Seating is first come, first served. There is no reserved seating.
Muddy Ruckus is an 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.
Muddy Ruckus' brand new album "Pretty Bones" released in June 2016 and was named "Album of the Year" from Red Line Root's. 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.