Dangermuffin, one of Charleston’s greatest exports, is on the road in support of their sixth studio album, Heritage, set to be released March 31st. These jam veterans incorporate a little of everything into their sound, with rock, Americana, folk and island sensibilities swirling through their shows.
Dangermuffin are: Dan Lotti, guitar, vocals; Mike Sivilli, guitar; Steven Sandifer, percussion; and Markus Helander, drums.
About their new album, they offered this:
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 nearly a decade, 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.
This tour kicked off in St. Petersburg on Wednesday. They play Ella’s Americana Folk Art Cafe in Tampa tonight, work up and down the East Coast, and then venture out to California and Nevada.
Dangermuffin just appeared on the Live Music Showcase on WMNF 88.5 in Tampa. Click here for the link to the program.
DANGERMUFFIN TOUR DATES
03/17 Ella’s Folk Art Cafe – Tampa, FL
03/18 Salt Life Festival – Sea Walk Pavilion – Jacksonville, FL
03/22 Guanabanas – Jupiter, FL
03/23 Will’s Pub – Orlando, FL
03/24 Roasting Room – Bluffton, SC
03/25 Pour House – Charleston, SC
03/30 Smith’s Olde Bar – Atlanta, GA
03/31 Gottrocks – Greenville, SC
04/01 Isis Music Hall – Asheville, NC
04/07 Ashley St. Station – Valdosta, GA
04/08 String Break – Brooksville, FL
04/12 American Beauty – New York, NY
04/13 World Cafe Live – Philly, PA
04/14 Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC
04/15 Shepherdstown Opera House – Shepherdstown, WV
04/18 Woodlands Tavern – Columbus, OH
04/19 The Burl – Lexington, KY
04/21 The Purple Fiddle – Thomas, WV
04/22 Willow Tree Coffee House – Johnson City, TN
04/28 The Palm Room – Wrightsville Beach, NC
04/29 The Lincoln Theatre w/ Greg Humphreys Band – Raleigh, NC
04/30 The Boathouse – Myrtle Beach, SC
05/05 Visulite Theater – Charlotte, NC
05/18 The Sweetwater Music Hall – Mill Valley, CA
05/19 The Saint – Reno, NV
05/20 Gold Trail Grange – Coloma, CA
05/21 Don Quixote’s – Felton, CA
05/24 The Torch Club – Sacramento, CA
05/25 The HOPMONK – Sebastopol, CA
05/26 Strawberry Music Festival – Grass City, CA
05/27 Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall – Carson City, NV
06/17 Bushels and Barrels – Critz, VA