Hailing from Mobile, Alabama and based in Nashville, Tennessee, the contemporary country duo Muscadine Bloodline certainly sound southern but they don't necessarily seem beholden to either hometown. At times, the pair of Charlie Muncaster and Gary Stanton can recall the plainspoken sound of Texas Red Dirt country; sometimes they kick up a bit of Southern rock, and sometimes they have the polished songcraft synonymous with the Music City. All of this is evident on their eponymous 2017 debut EP.
The EP Muscadine Bloodline followed just a year after Muncaster and Stanton formed the group. The two singer/songwriters grew up in Mobile, but they didn't meet until they were both actively pursuing musical careers as adults. Stanton crossed Muncaster's path when the former was looking for an opening act and they soon started jamming, then decided to form a band. They headed to Nashville and quickly released three singles in 2016 -- "Southern Boy Cure," "Porch Swing Angel," and "Shut Your Mouth" -- before cutting the Muscadine Bloodline EP with producer Luke Laird. The EP appeared early in 2017. The following year saw the release of second EP Movin' On, which featured the hit single of the same name. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine