“I was determined to carve out a music of my own. I didn’t want to copy anybody.” ~ Bill Monroe
Since the band's inception in 2010, the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Momentum Band of the Year, Monroeville, has gone through growing pains. From finding their place in the music world with their genre-bending styles, to changes in band personnel, one thing rings true of Monroeville - they just don't quit.
"Can't Put Me Out", Monroeville's first full-length project, due out April 1, personifies their ability to keep moving forward.
Matt Munsey, original member and leader of Monroeville states, “The title of the project, named from the first song on the project, "Can’t Put Me Out", is for the underdogs – the ones that get underestimated and overlooked. You might get stepped on but they can’t put out your fire. It was a fitting theme for the project that also translated very easily to artwork."
Monroeville's original music and style has stood out, and shown the industry their uniqueness - a sound that has not only equated into successes with gaining fans from all over the world, but as well as garnering the attention of other bands, with their original songs from previous recordings being picked up, performed, and recorded by other groups.
"Can't Put Me Out" has 10 original songs, all written by members of the band, with one Doc Boggs classic, re-tooled in a way that is now a signature style of Monroeville. The first two, yes, two releases, "Be Natural" and "Drunkard's Lone Child" are being released simultaneously to not only show the industry two distinct styles of the band, but it allows the fans the musical spectrum of the message of Monroeville - Don't be what others think you should be, be who YOU were created to be.
Sheri Clark Agency
PO Box 4126
Sevierville, TN 37864
Embracing a crossover sound between progressive bluegrass and acoustic country, the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Momentum Band of the Year, Monroeville, has caught the attention of music lovers on both sides of the track. At the band’s core is a belief that good music knows no boundaries. While paying homage to their roots of bluegrass and country music, Monroeville embraces that history and creates their own sound with original songwriting and arrangements that have been described as “a seamless flow through a range of musical styles and sounds, from bluegrass to country and pop”.
© 2014 Monroeville, LLC