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Bellows To Mend

Muddy Ruckus is releasing a brand new album mastered at Gateway! Pre-order today on PledgeMusic.

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We’re releasing a brand new album and cordially invite you to join us in celebrating and delivering it to all ears, sea to sea, land to land and salt to salt. This’ll be our third album and we are super excited to include you in the journey.

We’ve teamed up with PledgeMusic and created a menu of unique exclusives to inspire your pledges. Check out the goodies below!

‘Bellows To Mend’ will include eleven new songs that resonate deeply with the grit and intensity of the last album, but with more focus on the electric rock sound heard live at MR shows. The album also features three tracks with our dear friend and violinist Daisy Castro! We recorded and mixed this album over the last year at The BulkHead in Scarborough, ME. The tracks were recorded and mixed by Anthony Gatti (mad skills!).

This will be our first album mastered at a world renowned mastering company – “Gateway” in Portland, ME. They’ve won more grammy’s than we can count on 4 hands! After mastering, we will work with Crooked Cove of Portland to print the album onto CD’s for the final product. We’ve hired our good friend and artist Dan Blakeslee to design the album art, to be unveiled as we approach the release! In the end, we will have our best album and music mastered on CD with quality art work, packaging and a generally broader excitement upon the release date.

More About The Album

We don’t want to give too much away about the new album, but here are some things to anticipate: Just like the last album, it’s only us, Erika and Ryan, playing as a duo, like you see at our live shows (except for a few featured tracks with our great friend and violinist Daisy Castro). We’re really proud of this! We recorded most of it live and then came back to do some layering on vocals and guitar. It’s really, really, really, rocking! Did we say really? Cause it really is rocking! We then spent several months mixing and tweaking the sound of each track. Lyrically, it is a love story and a wayfarer’s conquest from the first track to the last. We intend this album to be a journey for the listener. The songs were written over the last two years, soaked in recent hardships, revelations and road sick poetry…. each song tying into the other, yet owning their own individual story within. One song is about a ship wreck that happened off the coast of Gloucester, MA and is obscurely connected to Mighty Mouse and a famous poet from Portland Maine. Another song is a love ballad disguised in the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Yet another song that many of you may know already, “Restless Ryder”, about the stubborn captain sailing down to New Orlean’s to find his dream & sleep captor. Ok, that should be enough to graze your imagination! This album truly reflects our live show and then some.

In exchange for your pledge, we are offering many different goodies, including T-shirts, patches, hand written lyrics, alternative versions of songs, paintings, the New Album and more! Also special updates with video and song tastings. Speaking of video, we’d like to give special thanks to Steve Legare of Kitchen Sessions for the video footage seen in our taster video. You’ll be seeing much more of that footage as the album unfolds!

We’re truly grateful for your amity in propelling this new release! Please write us and spread the word to build momentum! It’s important for this campaign to hit the ground running and get moving right out of the gate. Let’s do it together!

Sincerely with love,
Ryan & Erika
xoxo

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AccessPass: 'New Album' Download

'New Album' Download
$9.99
9.99
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Digital Album Download sent directly to you upon completion of our pledge campaign. Thank you so much for supporting the new album!

'New Album' Signed CD

'New Album' Signed CD
$25
25.00
Available
  • New album Signed by Muddy Ruckus.
  • Album cover to be revealed before Release!
  • Access Pass – Digital Download

T-Shirt + Signed CD Bundle

T-Shirt + Signed CD Bundle
$40
40.00
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  • New T-Shirt from Muddy Ruckus! Cool threads!
  • New Album Signed by Muddy Ruckus!
  • Access Pass – Digital Download

Signed CD Bundle + T-Shirt + Embroidered Patch

Signed CD Bundle + T-Shirt + Embroidered Patch
$60
60.00
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  • New Album signed by Muddy Ruckus
  • Muddy Ruckus T-shirt
  • Embroidered patch! Ready to Rock!
  • Access Pass – Digital Download

Ruckus Bundle - CD + T-Shirt + Patch + Unreleased Song

Ruckus Bundle - CD + T-Shirt + Patch + Unreleased Song
$75
75.00
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  • New Album Signed by Muddy Ruckus
  • Exclusive unreleased track
  • Embroidered patch
  • Muddy Ruckus T-Shirt
  • Access Pass – Digital Download

Super Bundle - CD + Patch + T-Shirt + Painting + Lyric Sheet

Super Bundle - CD + Patch + T-Shirt + Painting + Lyric Sheet
$200
200.00
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  • New Album Signed by Muddy Ruckus
  • Embroidered Patch
  • Muddy Ruckus T-shirt
  • Original Painting by Muddy Ruckus!
  • Handwritten Lyric Sheet penned by Muddy Ruckus. Let us know what song you want written out!
  • Access Pass – Digital Download

The Whole Kit and Caboodle Bundle!

The Whole Kit and Caboodle Bundle!
$350
350.00
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•• A signed copy of the new album by Muddy Ruckus!

  • An original painting by Erika and Ryan!
  • A handwritten lyric sheet of any song from our catologue!
  • New T-Shirt from Muddy Ruckus with album logo design!
  • Embroidered Muddy Ruckus Patch!
  • Digital download of an exclusive un-released track!
  • Acoustic Version of any song (of your choice) from the album!

Acoustic House Concert w/ Muddy Ruckus + Signed CD

Acoustic House Concert w/ Muddy Ruckus + Signed CD
$500
500.00
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We will play an acoustic concert at your home!

Muddy Ruckus will play a two hour acoustic concert in your home! As long as you live anywhere in New England! If you live over 3 hours away from Maine, we might ask you to put us up for the night! We will work out the a date with you that works.

Also Includes:

  • New Album on CD signed by Muddy Ruckus
  • Access Pass – Digital Download

Full House Concert with Muddy Ruckus + Signed CD

Full House Concert with Muddy Ruckus + Signed CD
$1,000
1000.00
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We will play a full fledged concert at your home!

Muddy Ruckus will play a two hour concert in your home! We will bring all our gear and turn it up! As long as you live anywhere in New England! If you live over 3 hours away from Portland, ME, we might ask you to put us up for the night! If you live outside New England, email us first and let’s talk about when we can schedule something on a future tour.

Also Includes:

  • New Album on CD signed by Muddy Ruckus
  • Access Pass – Digital Download

Blast Off Bundle! Executive Producer Credit

Blast Off Bundle! Executive Producer Credit
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5000.00
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The highest honor of them all…executive producer credit. Your name will be featured in the album liner notes as one of the albums producers!

This is for members who have a lot of money and want to see Muddy Ruckus succeed!

The Blast Off Bundle includes:

  • 2 Copies of the new album signed (more upon request)!
  • 2 T-shirts of your size and gender choice!
  • 2 Embroidered patches!
  • A digital download of an exclusive, unreleased track.
  • Handwritten lyrics of any song from the Album!
  • An original painting by Muddy Ruckus!
  • 1 copy of our second album, Pretty Bones
  • 1 copy of our first album, Muddy Ruckus
  • A cover song of your choice, recorded by us!
  • An acoustic version of the entire album download!
  • Signed Drumsticks from Erika
  • Producer Credit – Your name listed in album liner notes as one of the Executive Producers!
  • Access Pass – Digital Download

Muddy Ruckus T-Shirt

Muddy Ruckus T-Shirt
$25
25.00
Available

New T-Shirt from Muddy Ruckus! Cool!

We offer small, medium, large, XL, and XXL for both Men and Women. Make sure to let us know what size and style you want.

Embroidered Patch

Embroidered Patch
$12
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  • Embroidered Patch
  • Access Pass – Digital Download

This is an embroidered patch with new logo ready to be sewn or ironed onto your favorite hat, jacket or backpack! Wear the Ruckus and take off!

Acoustic Version of any Muddy Ruckus Song + Signed CD!

Acoustic Version of any Muddy Ruckus Song + Signed CD!
$150
150.00
Available

We will home record an acoustic version of any song from the album and send it to you directly! Just make sure and let us know which song you’d like to receive in this format.

Aso Includes:

  • New Album Signed by Muddy Ruckus
  • Access Pass – Digital Download

We'll Cover and Record A Song of Your Choice + CD

We'll Cover and Record A Song of Your Choice + CD
$200
200.00
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A cover song recorded by Muddy Ruckus, just for you!

You choose the song (within reason) and it’ll be covered, recorded by us and sent directly to you! We are excited about this one!

Also Includes:

  • New Album on CD
  • Access Pass – Digital Download

Acoustic Version of The Entire Album + Signed CD

Acoustic Version of The Entire Album + Signed CD
$600
600.00
Available

We’ll record an intimate and acoustic version of the entire album at our home and send you a direct download. This is for those who really love the Ruckus and want to hear the songs both acoustic as well as electric!

Also Includes:

  • New Album on CD signed by Muddy Ruckus
  • Access Pass – Digital Download

New Album Signed CD + Our Second Album "Pretty Bones"

 New Album Signed CD + Our Second Album  "Pretty Bones"
$40
40.00
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  • New Album signed by Muddy Ruckus
  • Pretty Bones Album by Muddy Ruckus
  • Access Pass – Digital Download

Original Painting by Muddy Ruckus + Signed CD

Original Painting by Muddy Ruckus + Signed CD
$100
100.00
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An original painting by Muddy Ruckus made just for you!

Also Includes:

  • New Album signed by Muddy Ruckus
  • Access Pass – Digital Download

Digital Download of Unreleased Song - Exclusive!

Digital Download of Unreleased Song - Exclusive!
$11
11.00
Available

Some songs don’t make the final cut to the finished album. We recorded 12 songs but only 11 made it to the master. Only pledgers will have access to this unreleased song – sent direct to you for download!

Also Includes:

  • Access Pass – Digital Download

Pretty Bones | Our Second Album

Pretty Bones | Our Second Album
$15
15.00
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One Copy of Pretty Bones by Muddy Ruckus. This is our second album.

Also Includes:

  • Access Pass – Digital Download

Signed Drumsticks from Erika + Download

Signed Drumsticks from Erika + Download
$25
25.00
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Drumsticks from Erika’s hands to yours – signed by Erika!

Also includes:

  • Full Access – Digital Download

Our Gypsy Guitar Signed + Signed CD

Our Gypsy Guitar Signed + Signed CD
$700
700.00
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This is Ryan’s ol Gypsy Guitar made by Dell Arte (Robin Nolan model). This is the guitar Ryan learned how to ‘really’ play on and was used for the first two albums of Muddy Ruckus. Blood sweat and tears rolled into in this guitar from many a traveling nights and touring and campfires and everything in between! This pro guitar is amazing and has a lot of soul and unique bark to it. It’s the same style of guitar that the great Django Reinhardt played on.

I’m willing to give this beauty up for a fan or friend who wants to receive something precious to my soul in return for pushing our music further.

We’ll include a copy of the new CD with this and we’ll sign the back of the guitar unless you ask us not to!

Also Includes:

  • New Album on CD signed by Muddy Ruckus
  • Access Pass – Digital Download

Our Banjo + Signed CD

Our Banjo + Signed CD
$300
300.00
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This is Ryan’s banjo. He played it on Muddy Ruckus’s second album “Pretty Bones” on one song"Hold On". It’s a rascally little devil…. but plays good and keeps in tune. It’s actually really nice and could use a little TLC. We’ll sign this for you if you want! Just let us know.

Also Includes:

  • New Album on CD signed by Muddy Ruckus
  • Access Pass – Digital Download

Muddy Ruckus - First album on CD

Muddy Ruckus - First album on CD
$10
10.00
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Muddy Ruckus’ first album on CD!

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