“I was determined to carve out a music of my own, I didn't want to copy anybody.”
— Bill Monroe
From New Jersey to California there are more than a few Monroevilles dotting the countryside. When it comes to engaging, original, and multi-faceted blends of energetic country, folk, bluegrass, and alternative music, though, no one can doubt that there’s only one Monroeville on the map. Named in honor of legendary bluegrass musician Bill Monroe and fronted by GRAMMY nominated band leader/owner Matt Munsey, the core band also features versatile vocalists and utility musicians Chevy Watson, McCoy Borg, and Kyle Dillow.
Monroeville has been playing to growing crowds of fervent fans at popular local venues and at the most prominent bluegrass festivals nationwide. With a live sound so pure, tight, and crisp it sounds like a flawless studio recording, the group continues to rise in popularity and gather devotees from across borders and musical genres.
How is Monroeville achieving it? The answer might lie in a quote by Bill Monroe that the group holds in reverence: "I was determined to carve out a music of my own. I didn't want to copy anybody." Just listen to this sneak peek video from their very first DVD special coming out February, 2020.
Monroeville has been honing their chops over the last 10 years playing a minimum of 5 shows a day for 5 or 6 days a week, EVERY WEEK! Their house gig at Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery (The most visited distillery in the world) has allowed them the luxury of gathering a huge fan base the old fashion way, in person, while being home every night.
Because of the nature of this house gig (and other regular gigs like Blake Shelton's Ole Red) they have adapted an uncanny ability of feeling the crowds and hitting them with what keeps them there and entertained. This video shows what kind of crowd response Monroeville is used to getting and was taken at the Colonial Oak Music Park in downtown St. Augustine, FL.
All of this work has given them the following and support they need to remain independent, and not rely on the typical tools of the trade (Record - Tour - Repeat) However, the band feels that they are ready to take more shows on the road. They want to bring their twist on entertainment to new venues and towns. If you are getting this EPK you have been selected as a possible venue for a performance by Monroeville.
Monroeville's followers (or "Citizens of Monroeville") are spread throughout the entire country, and they are anxious for a performance by Monroeville in their hometowns. Just look at their Facebook Reviews.