Tag: Monroeville

Welcome James Munsey

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Matt and Juliana Munsey are celebrating the birth of a son. James Alan Munsey was born this morning (4/14/14) at 5:53 a.m. Matt is the mandolinist with Monroeville, whose new album Can’t Put Me Out has just recently been released. He tells us that James was named for his paternal […]


Can’t Put Me Out coming in April

| March 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Monroeville is on the verge of releasing their first full-length CD, Can’t Put Me Out, due on April 1. The recently reformed outfit is still headed up by mandolinist/vocalist Matt Munsey, who produced and mixed the project at Hilltop Studios in Nashville. All of the songs […]


Soggy Bottom Boys live stream on Saturday

| March 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

There has been a good deal of excitement this past few weeks about the first-ever live performance of The Soggy Bottom Boys, the studio band that recorded Man Of Constant Sorrow for the soundtrack of O Brother, Where Art Thou in 2000. Dan Tyminski, Barry Bales, […]


Prisoner Of War from Monroeville

| July 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Monroeville is half the band it used to be. Over the past three years they’ve gone from a full, six-piece bluegrass outfit to an acoustic/country power-trio with a grassy edge. Their focus changed gradually since the band first hit in the late summer of 2010, […]


New single, new sound from Monroeville

| March 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Monroeville has offered a glimpse of their new sound with a catchy, upbeat, bluegrass/county single written by guitarist Eli Johnson. So Far is produced with a country vibe, but played with bluegrass instruments (and drums). It’s a change in direction for the band that is looking […]


Rachel Mayanovic to Monroeville

| February 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

No more boys club for Monroeville. The band has announced 23 year old Rachel Mayanovic as their new fiddler. Though new to performing professionally in the bluegrass world, Rachel, has been studying the music since she was a pre-teen. While being trained in classical violin during […]


Monroeville sings the Anthem

| January 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

When we posted last Monday about Monroeville’s alter ego, the cleverly-named Tex-Mex, Platorapido, we mentioned that they were scheduled to sing the National Anthem this weekend at an SEC basketball game in Knoxville. Unfortunately, network coverage rarely includes the singing of the Anthem prior to […]


Bordergrass from Platarapido

| January 21, 2013 | 2 Comments

Well looky here… Monroeville claims to have discovered an ethnomusicological missing link. I’ll admit to a bit of skepticism here. Monroeville says that the outfit in this video is a mariachi band called Platarapido which they encountered along the US southern border, but the various members bear […]


Monroeville set for IBMM schools program in 2013

| January 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Museum has Monroeville scheduled for their 2013 Bluegrass In The Schools program. Between January 7-18, the band will perform in 25 northwestern Kentucky schools, introducing students to the uniquely American music to which their state has provided a name. This will […]


Carl White on a roll

| October 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Carl White, the newest member of Monroeville, was involved in a serious automobile accident last night in Tennessee. Fortunately, though he lost control on slick roads and rolled the truck, he emerged unharmed. Matthew Munsey, mandolinist with Monroeville, shared the harrowing tale of the trip […]