Can’t Put Me Out coming in April

put_me_outMonroeville 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 were written by Munsey or other band members, save a re-arranged version of a Doc Boggs classic.

Along with Munsey, Monroeville is Corey Hensley on bass, Andy Ruff on reso-guitar, Matt Fox on guitar, and McCoy Borg on banjo. All but Borg share in the vocals.

Matt shared a few words about the title track, and sent an audio sampler of the songs on the new record.

Matt Munsey“The song Can’t Put Me Out is for the underdogs – the ones that get underestimated and overlooked. You might get stepped on but they can’t put out your fire.

That was a fitting theme for the project that translated very easily to artwork. I had the idea of using some antique linotype letters in a fire. I set up for the shoot and almost burnt my hands trying to arrange the letters in the coals. They were hot! I think the results were great!”

Monroeville at Hilltop Studios: Andy Ruff, Corey Hensley, Matt Munsey, Mike Rogers (percussionist), Steve Chandler (engineer), Jimmy Fortune (visitor), McCoy Borg, Matt Fox Pre-orders are available now at the Monroeville site, and everyone who orders in advance will receive an autographed copy of the CD, along with a Monroeville pick.

They guys will be working through the summer at the Ole Smoky Moonshine distillery in Gatlinburg, TN and at concerts and festivals across the southeast.

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