Greetings from Muncie, California! After releasing 6 full length albums and performing over 600 shows together across 45 states during the past 12 years, Vince Lay, Anna Cucciardo, Bob Mathre, and Swen Hendrickson are Muncie, an independent rock, roll, swing and slide band based in Oakland, California.
Muncie’s “California Soul Twang” sound is built upon classic, loose grooves (à la Exile on Main Street-era Rolling Stones, The Band, Tom Petty), coupled with honest, narrative songwriting (Ryan Adams, Bob Dylan), and a country-western/early rhythm & blues throwback vibe (Otis Redding, Johnny Cash). Following in the footsteps of a long line of San Francisco Bay Area musicians fortunate enough to exist in a place where music is not just a wave of sound, but a way of life, Muncie creates songs that are equally meant for your dancing pleasure as well as your listening enjoyment.
Released in October 2012, Muncie’s self-titled, debut album features twelve tracks of original music recorded and produced by Andy Freeman (Eisley, Max Bemis, Soft White Sixties). The national tour in support of this album included 24 consecutive live performances between California and New York in October-November 2012, followed by a second national tour for the vinyl release in May 2013. Both tours were independently booked by the band’s manager, agent, web/graphic designer, PR Rep, and drummer, Anna Cucciardo. Muncie is proud to be an independent band, thriving on the tried and true, do-it-yourself ethics of independent artists to build a project from the ground up with a solid foundation of hard work and integrity.
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