Charleston, SC’s Dangermuffin is proud to announce the release of their newest studio album Heritage on March 31st, 2017. Themes of sea, sun, and spiritual connection weave through the eight-track release combining a cohesive blend of Alt-Americana, Island grooves, Folk and Jam. In celebration of the band’s sixth release, Dangermuffin will tour throughout the spring and summer in support of the album.
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 many years, 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.
Performing solo acoustic shows in the Lowcountry of South Carolina and Coastal Georgia.
Matt is a founding member and songwriter of The Accomplices Band, a regional favorite in the South East United States, & The Matt Eckstine Band.
Guitarist and vocalist Matt Eckstine grew up in Ohio, hooked on the stylings of alternative rockers of the 1990s, classic rock, and singer-songwriters like Jack Johnson. Upon moving to Beaufort, South Carolina in 2004 and shortly after Savannah, he was introduced to the wide world of roots music. From alt-country to blues and bluegrass, the local scene inspired Matt to push himself as a songwriter and follow in the footsteps of greats like John Prine and J.J. Cale. As a lyricist, Matt strives to craft personal, vulnerable tunes that connect with the listener. "I want to be authentic, positive, and have a good groove", the songwriter attests.