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Dangermuffin / Press

“This is a funky little album by Dangermuffin. It defies a genre. Yes it is Americana. It is also a little bit of everything else… This has quickly become one of my favorite albums.” “There is something for everyone and every song appeals to different people on different levels. Whether you like country, bluegrass, blues or reggae, you will like something about this album… You will like it all.”

“The band’s fourth release, Olly Oxen Free, builds upon the aforementioned Moonscapes, delving deeper in the trio’s free-wheeling vibe and further exposing a penchant for articulate playing and humble, well-honed wordplay...Over worn-in, laid-back guitar and a spry undercurrent, Dangermuffin dole out loose compositions that fit like feet in beach sand.” ”

“Blending elements of roots rock with a sprinkling of southern slides, improvised instrumentals, and meandering drum breaks, the trio plays an interesting sort of rambling-jam music that showcases quite a bit of range…The result is unique – songs that begin as simplistic musings build to unrushed, relaxed backyard opuses in due time, and dedicated listeners will find hearty reward by record’s end.”

“There are several tracks here that could easily be single hits, but this album really transcends any classification...It is pure pleasure and sort of a miracle for the genres of Americana, folk and jam music...Much like their two previous records, their latest work is filled with treasures which become part of a world where genre and styles converge without ever sounding forced or contrived.”

“The album is solid without a weak moment and blends nicely into your daily routine. You could easily notice you’ve had “Olly Oxen Free” on repeat as it becomes your soundtrack to the summer. The music is universal, even if a lazy day by a Holy City beach can be felt throughout the album.”

“Dan Lotti, Steven Sandifer, and Mike Sivilli dig a bit deeper into the soul and mind on their new album Olly Oxen Free than even their biggest fans might have expected...If the previous album demonstrated a solid configuration of musicians and a mess of cool guitar licks, the more mature Olly Oxen Free finds them at the peak of their creativity and confidence. ”

“Dangermuffin opened for us and we like these guys a lot. Hope to see them down the road.”

“One spin through the group’s most recent album — 2010’s “Moonscapes” — reveals layers of sounds that are right up the alley of the average concert-going Bendite. First and foremost, there’s Dangermuffin’s omnivorous style, which is generally relaxed and rootsy, with regular forays into reggae, bluegrass, funk and jam-band psychedelica. From that foundation, the band aims high, using sublimely spacey guitar solos and taut three-part harmonies as building blocks. Add in the salty breeze that blows across everything Dangermuffin does, and you have a sound and aesthetic that’s highly likeable and dance-floor friendly.”

“(Dangermuffin) nearly tore down the packed Pour House… their skills stole the show.”

“This is crunchy, organic Americana music that travels an orbit somewhere between Great American Taxi, Ryan Adams and Widespread Panic. ”

“Lead singer, guitarist and principal songwriter Dan Lotti’s engaging, slightly hoarse tenor evokes memories of the young Jerry Garcia, and in fact San Francisco of the ‘60s in general seems a point of inspiration for Dangermuffin. Like the vintage Dead, Lotti, Mike Sivilli and Steven Sandifer clearly have great affection for the roots artists of yore and jazzmen’s love for instrumental discourse of an improvisational nature. I’m trying to avoid saying “jam band” because of the term’s radioactive effect on some, but Dangermuffin may be the jam band with a difference many did not believe existed. On Moonscapes, its third album, the trio's strengths coalesce into an impressive whole.”

“Moonscapes’ is a gem that should place Dangermuffin at or near the top of the jam band hierarchy where Old Crow Medicine Show and Widespread Panic reign supreme.”

“The Muffins worked hard and agonized a bit over big ideas and small details during the making of Moonscapes. From the lilting and whimsical title track through the funky "Gutter Dance" and the guitar-licked rock-grass of "Walk into the Wind," they designed the tempos, breaks, harmonies, and overdubs with care and consideration. If they keep it up, 2010 will surely be their breakthrough year.”

“Sometimes a band sticks in your mind like good batter sticks to your ribs. It's their catchy hooks' round-the-fire looseness, yet polished groove, that leaves Charleston, S.C.-based Dangermuffin lingering in our ears.”

“Together less than two years, Dangermuffin has found their voice, and more and more people are hearing it. They're in regular rotation on Asheville's WNCW public radio station, known for breaking bands on the bluegrass/Americana circuit, and in September, they'll perform at Jazz Aspen in Colorado.”