Viva La Meurte with The Wright Avenue

Uncle John's Bone & The Blind Tiger presents

Viva La Meurte with The Wright Avenue

The Wright Avenue

Fri · January 5, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

GA $7 in advance/ $10 day of show

This event is 16 and over

Viva La Muerte
Viva La Muerte
Indie/Alt. Rock/Psychedelic Americana

Band Members
Wes Allen, M.C.Armstrong, John Crocker, Stella Daniel, Alan Hedrick, Jon Walters, Jared Zehmer.

Greensboro, North Carolina

Record Label
Ex Umbra

Buy VLM"s "The Eyes of Men":

Viva la Muerte was born as a fiddle and two guitars back in 2005. After a number of years playing the coffee houses and clubs of Greensboro, VLM expanded their sound and launched a Kickstarter campaign in 2012 to raise $10,000 for their first album, “All the Birds.” The campaign was successful and so was the album. VLM played at Tootsies Wild Orchid Lounge, the world famous stage in Nashville. They toured to Asheville, Charlotte, Chapel Hill, Seagrove, Greensboro, and completed the “All the Birds” tour at The Bright Box Theater in Winchester, Virginia.

Critical acclaim for “All the Birds” came from a number of sources: "'All the Birds' is a great new album that certainly puts most of the boring folk music these days in its place. The album screams with creativity,” said Amplifier magazine. “It's a beautiful piece of work, with pedal steel guitar, mandolin, piano and songs full of love, death and serendipity,” wrote Jeri Rowe of The Greensboro News and Record. Even west coast DJs like David Gans of The Grateful Dead Hour took note of “All the Birds,” Gans saying: “Very nice variety of feels and flavors here. Hearkens back to the '60s in the best possible way. Armstrong's voice brings to mind Jim Morrison but without the false menace."
Viva la Muerte is a spiritual walkabout, from the front porch to the desert to the magnolia, thoughtful music that doesn't forget to have fun. The band seeks to find that place of convergence where borders blur and roots tangle, where Chuck Berry dances with Patsy Cline. As the band says in their song, “Time to Play”: “Love wants everyone to play.”
VLM is made up of storytellers, surveyors, and master potters, artists and artisans with a bold eye for color and craftsmanship. In 2016, VLM again reached out to their fans and again raised more than $10,000 for their second album.“The Eyes of Men” will be released in the summer of 2017. The members of the band are Wes Allen on drums, M.C. Armstrong on vocals and guitar, Will McCanless on guitar, mandolin, and fiddle, and Jared Zehmer on bass.Armstrong played lead guitar and sang lead vocals for the Grateful Dead tribute band, Brother Esau, between 2010-2012 (see sample videos: / ). He was also lead guitarist and contributing vocalist for Jacqui and the Woodsides ( ) and, before that, The Coach Allen Band.

Will McCanless, a potter from Seagrove, North Carolina studied classical guitar performance at both Brevard College and Duquesne University. Will has played in many local piedmont NC rock n' roll ensembles including Bigun Mother Nature, Lane Edwards, and Sketchbook. While a member of these groups Will opened for Shania Twain, Uncle Cracker, and Soul Decision, at various venues and events such as The Walnut Creek Ampitheater, Raleigh, NC, The Greensboro Coliseum for the ACC basketball tournament, and The Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic. Will also performed at CBGB's in New York City before it shut it's doors in 2008. Will's musical television performances include spots on the Golf Channel and ESPN. Additionally, Will is also an avid Irish musician and plays traditional Irish jigs, reels, and hornpipes. He plays tenor banjo, fiddle, mandolin, and guitar at area piedmont NC venues.

Current Location
The Wright Avenue
The Wright Avenue

The Wright Ave, aptly named after a street in their home of Greensboro, NC, is a newly formed power trio making a big noise. Delivering mean,funked, blues.
Venue Information:
The Blind Tiger NC
1819 Spring Garden St.
Greensboro, NC, 27403