If you dig on local variations on Americana music such as Front Country, Poor Man’s Whiskey, and the Mother Hips, Dangermuffin ought to be right up your alley. Hailing from Charleston, South Carolina, alt-Americana quartet Dangermuffin will be milling around Northern California at the end of May, with multiple shows in The Bay Area.
Dangermuffin has been together for roughly a decade and touring since 2010, setting out on a mission to heal themselves and their audiences across the country through music. The band is currently hot off the heels of their most recent studio release, Heritage.
Dangermuffin’s California run kicks off May 18, at Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley with support from Grahame Lesh and Elliott Peck of Midnight North. They bounce around Reno and Coloma over the weekend and on Sunday, May 21 they reach a halfway marker in the Santa Cruz mountains at Don Quixote’s International Music Hall in Felton.
After a few days off and a trip to Sacramento, the band circles back around with Spark and Whisper through the Hopmonk Tavern in Sebastopol on May 25, before making a final California appearance at the Strawberry Fall Music Festival in Grass Valley.
On Heritage, the Chucktown natives reach into their creative arsenal to craft an album showcasing the band’s signature sensibilities and Appalachian fingerpicking. Themes of sea, sun, and natural spiritual connection weave through the eight-track release combining a cohesive blend of alt-Americana edge, island grooves, back porch folk and late night jam influences.
Dangermuffin, Grahame Lesh & Elliott Peck (of Midnight North)
Sweetwater Music Hall
May 18, 2017
Don Quixote’s International Music Hall
May 21, 2017
7pm, $10, 21+
Dangermuffin, Spark and Whisper
May 25, 2017
8pm, $15 (21+)