Trevor Crist, Guitar & Vocals
Nicole Valcour, Drums & Vocals
John "Spence" Spencer, Bass
Bill Mullins, Lead Guitar
thetelegram.com March 9,2020
Maple Run Band plays a style of music that's at once both reminiscent and original. The music is descended from a family tree that includes Gram Parsons, Neil Young, Buck Owens, The Band, Uncle Tupelo, and John Prine, but inhabits a sonic realm shared by modern acts like Shovels & Rope, Jason Isbell, The Avett Brothers, Brandi Carlile, and Chris Stapleton.
The band released their debut, self-titled album in August, 2020 to critical acclaim. Several songs are in continued rotation at both terrestrial and online radio stations worldwide, landing the band a spot on the Alt.Country charts soon after release . Seven Days called the album and "seriously impressive debut", and wrote "Maple Run's self-titled debut is a triumph, establishing them as one of the 802's foremost practitioners of [country music]. Ever." TimesArgus.com called it an"intelligently written, authentic sounding country/country-folk album". And RockingMagpie.com says the band's music is "destined for the Ryman Theatre."
The band's signature sound is driven by the vocal harmonies of Trevor Crist (guitar) and Nicole Valcour (drums), accompanied by John "Spence" Spencer's melodic bass lines and Bill Mullins's hot and sweet guitar licks. The band's live sets are anchored by original songs that range from earnest country waltzes to whimsical fuzz-electric rockers. Unique takes on some old favorites and some obscure deep cuts round out the repertoire.
File Under: Americana, Roots Rock, Folk Rock, Alt-Country, Cosmic Country, Country Rock, Outlaw Country, Ameripolitan, Insurgent Country