Press for "Used To Be The Next Big Thing"
"It's hard to believe that Used to Be the Next Big Thing is Maple Run Band's sophomore effort. It can take groups many years and albums to find the cohesive sound and natural chemistry that this four-piece Americana band from northern Vermont has achieved in two records."
"The title track, Used To Be The Next Big Thing is one of those songs that very few songwriters get to write in their careers; it’s so good it is already in my Top 10 songs of 2022! That melody only whets the appetite for what follows; a mild barrage of Modern Country songs, with an Americana spine; but steeped in Traditional Country values and sentiments."
"Recorded in Vermont, Maple Run Band’s ‘Used To Be The Next Big Thing’ is described by their songwriter Trevor Crist as reaching for a mid seventies soft rock album with a retro-vintage country sound. And by and large the band have been quite successful in their quest. There’s a hint of the Allman’s circa ‘Brothers And Sisters’ in the opening song ‘Used To Be The Next Big Thing’ while ‘Loretta‘ would sit comfortably on any number of singer/songwriter albums of the period."
"Maple Run Band’s second album, the 10-track Used to Be the Next Best Thing, ups its game a notch."
"On Used To Be The Next Big Thing (out November 18th), the sophomore LP from Northern Vermont Americana/roots-rock act Maple Run Band, vocalist/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Trevor Crist spins yarns of lost love, shattered dreams, and lost potential with a wry wit and a tongue-in-cheek lyricism that would make John Prine proud."
"We're loving 'Tears of a Fool' from Maple Run Band. It's a classic country barroom shuffle that fits right in with our liquid earth spiked cowboy coffee sound."
"Northern Vermont based roots-rock band Maple Run Band hit this perfect sweet spot as far as Americana and roots music goes."
Press for Debut Album "Maple Run Band"
" I love the way Maple Run Band can squeeze the hell out of your heart one minute then crank the pace up a song later"
... destined for the Ryman Theatre"
"Maple Run's self-titled debut is a triumph...
...a remarkably balanced set of strong songs.
...This is a seriously impressive debut."
"...an intelligently written, authentic sounding country/country-folk album."
"a really strong debut album from a band that will continue to impress"
"This is a record I get excited about"
"...a fun eclectic ride through waltz, bluegrass and rock."
"Vermont-based Maple Run Band turn the musical pages on stories and songs, softly swinging to a Country beat."
"The Queen of Labrador City" by Vermont-based Maple Run Band remains a royal mystery