Bent Muffbanger's third album Validation is a collection of loud, in your face tracks pulled from material written during the cold, New England winter months. A bit of a departure from his other releases, this album captures your attention with it's wall of sound guitars, powerful bass lines, and distinctive vocals. From the driving 'Master of Me' to the lighter, 'You're their baby, too' you'll be hooked by the energy and care put into each and every note.
Bent Muffbanger is the stage name of Carl Sheperd, a songwriter and recording artist who hails from the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. He's played in bands and written his own songs for many years. His career started with recording original songs on a boombox in the 80's, progressed to honing his custom sound on an old multi-track recorder in his home studio, bringing him to where he is today, recording, mixing, editing, and mastering on new technology. He already has a song catalog of over 100 songs and continues to write and record. He has 6 albums released with another in production. He's been heard on The Point 104.7 (Montpelier VT) and Magic 97.7 (Lyndonville VT) and is building a cult following on Facebook and Twitter. His sound incorporates signature double guitars, powerful melodies, introspective lyrics, and distinctive 3 part harmonies. This is how music should be. It is recorded by one man, one track at a time: guitars, bass, keyboards, and vocals; then mixed, edited, and mastered to bring the feel and sound of real music to you, the listener.
There are five Bent Muffbanger albums covering everything from poignant love songs to bang your head metal tunes. His self-titled debut 'Bent Muffbanger' and the double album, 'The Epic Adventures of Bent Muffbanger Vol 1 and Vol 2,' and the heavier 'Validation,' come from a collection of songs written during the cold winter months of 2018. The releases 'wookie' and 'The Real Deal' feature songs of introspection and growth. His style is heavily influenced by late 60's and 70's rock. His vocals are often compared to Tom Petty or Matthew Sweet, while his driving guitar sound is reminiscent of Joe Walsh. His latest, 'LoveStruck,' is a mainly acoustic release featuring songs with a more singer-songwriter and adult contemporary style and has been released under Carl Sheperd.
Carl Sheperd is a talented songwriter who writes the music he wants to hear. The music is in his head and will continue to be recorded and he's excited to have the world listening along.
Band Line-up: Carl Sheperd - guitars/bass/drums/vocals
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