Bent Muffbanger - Songwriter, vocals, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, percussion
Bent Muffbanger is the stage persona of songwriter and recording artist Carl Sheperd, a native Vermonter who writes, records, and produces his own original music. He is a versatile songwriter and recording artist with over 30 years of experience of playing, writing and recording music.
Bent Muffbanger incorporates dual guitars, powerful melodies, introspective lyrics, and his distinctive harmonies to create his own unique 'wall of sound' sound. He masterfully combines styles and sounds to create some of the most ingenious, insightful, groove filled music you can find today. His style is heavily influenced by 70's and 80's rock, with his vocals often compared to Tom Petty or Matthew Sweet, while his driving guitar sound is reminiscent of Joe Walsh. He incorporates insightful lyrics, driving guitars, slick bass lines, and his trademark harmonies into every one of his songs.
He's built up a cult following as Bent Muffbanger on Facebook and Twitter. You can buy, listen and share Bent Muffbanger here or on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Youtube, Bandcamp, Jamendo, Choon and more.