Dangermuffin ‘can’t wait’ for Down on Main

UPDATE: Due to the rain, Down on Main has been moved to the BancorpSouth Arena. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the show starting shortly after. It’s still free and the Salvation Army will still be there.

TUPELO – Even when Dangermuffin isn’t promoting a new CD, the trio is usually out on the road playing gigs.

But it just so happens the South Carolina-based band is promoting a new album – its fourth, in fact, called “Olly Oxen Free.” The CD was inspired by the band’s relentless touring.

“The songs were kinda written over the past couple of years touring nationally, and inspired by meeting all sorts of good folks ,” said Dangermuffin guitarist and vocalist Dan Lotti. “It is indicative of where we are as a band, and our tour schedule.”

On stage, the band, made up of Lotti, Mike Sivilli and Steven Sandifer, bring laid-back jams. Dangermuffin plays a blend of bluegrass, rock, reggae and funk.

“Nothing is rushed with what we’re doing,” Lotti said. “It’s almost like a living room kind of atmosphere. We try to bring a lot of positive vibrations to the place.”

Even when the guys aren’t on stage, they’re having a good time while out on the road.

“We’re very into the sport of disc golf, so that’s the best. Whenever we’re sitting in a van, the best thing to do is get down and run around in the outdoors a little bit,” Lotti said. “(We take) any chance we get to see the sights and the mountains and beaches. There’s so much inspiration.”

The group loves meeting its audiences, so don’t be shy when you see them wandering around at Down on Main.

“We want to bring people together and smile and celebrate a little,” Lotti said. “We like to meet everybody, and we can’t wait to get to Tupelo.”

• Down on Main

Who: Keller Williams, Dangermuffin

When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: Fairpark

Cost: Free

Info: (662) 841-6598

• Extra: The Salvation Army will be at Down on Main this month collecting canned food and non-perishable items.

Look for my interview with Keller Williams in tomorrow’s Daily Journal.