While serving as an instrumentalist and backup-vocalist in the Denver-based band The Stormcellars, singer/songwriter Calvin Armerding was writing his own songs in a basement apartment. The songs were rarely heard or rehearsed, but when he moved back to Upstate South Carolina in August of 2013, Calvin was determined to break up his one-man-band and find creative partners. The first step was reaching out to college friend Jeff Hennessy, with whom Calvin had played casually. Jeff’s sensibility and love of music significantly improves the scope and power of songs in desperate need of percussion. Calvin later met Shelby Price, who provides intuitive, laid-back harmonies that are so needed in many of his songs.
With roots spanning from Rockies all the way to the Carolina Blue Ridge, The Muchmores bring indie-folk sensibilities to bear on stories, protest songs, foot-stompers, and sweet melodies made more palatable by dark humor. The Muchmores just released their self-produced record “M” on April 1, 2015 which was recorded, mixed and mastered in Calvin’s living room in Slater, SC.
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Watch The Muchmores’ official music video for Pickens County Line below!