Since playing shows together in Small Town Concert Series and joining musical forces, the melodic amalgamation of Lauren Agnelli with Matthew Male, Brian Wolfe, Rose Bengston
and Rodney Maxwell has become more than just some pretty mucking about – they’re now officially Amalgamated Muck!
Best described musically as Americana Music – roots, country, and folk with rock & blues mixed in -‐-‐ Amalgamated Muck does it best, with great harmonies and spirited performances
of their own original songs, as well as some very tasteful choices of cover material. Brian “Ebin Parker” Wolfe of Ebin-‐Rose comes from that British Folk tradition (Nick Drake, John
Martyn), bringing along a bevy of vintage stringed instruments. Rodney Maxwell (vocals, lead & acoustic guitar) has a solid a country and rock background (Johnny Cash, Lowell
George, The Allman Brothers), while Lauren Agnelli (vocals, bass, ukulele, 12-‐string guitar) hails from Grammy-‐nominated Contemporary Folk, 3-‐part harmony group the
Washington Squares (“Peter, Paul & Mary meets The Violent Femmes”).
In between virtuostic instrumentalizing by Brian and Rodney on mandolin, guitar, tipple, etc., and solid basslines or rhythmic accompaniment from Lauren & Matthew, vocalist
Rose Bengston (of Ebin-‐Rose) sings leads with “soft, ethereal” vocals a la Sandy Denny, or harmonizes with lead vocals by Lauren and /or Rodney (& sometimes Brian), for a lovely
new sound that’s emotional and stirring; Matthew Male helps keep it all together on percussion. In total, there’s never a dull moment with Amalgamated Muck, so come on and listen!