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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
Digital Album Download sent directly to you upon completion of our pledge campaign. Thank you so much for supporting the new album!
•• A signed copy of the new album by Muddy Ruckus!
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.
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.
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:
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
An original painting by Muddy Ruckus made just for you!
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!
One Copy of Pretty Bones by Muddy Ruckus. This is our second album.
Drumsticks from Erika’s hands to yours – signed by Erika!
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!
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.
Muddy Ruckus’ first album on CD!