Maynard and the Musties

Maynard and the Musties

 New York City, New York, USA

Americana-Country-Rock-Guitar-fiddle-trombone-steel-singer-songwriter, southern-fried transcendental poetry


We're mostly Southern transplants (one from the South of France) living in New York City. Joe Maynard, the singer-songwriter of the band, moved from Nashville to NYC in the 80s to attend art school. Though we are primarily inspired by country and bluegrass, we are not simply a nostalgia trip through 20th century Appalachia. We've been compared to the Jayhawks, Whiskeytown, Felice Brothers, even the Grateful Dead. Maynard writes a lot of songs, only a few of which we wind up gigging with, and even few that end up on a recording. We just play what we feel, and we hope you like it.


So Many Funerals. Our first album. 11 songs. 2009.
Cheap Cigar. Produced by Eric Ambel. 12 songs. 2012.
Taproot radio podcasts episode 80. 2012 podcast 10. 2012
WKCR. Outlaws of today, live studio recording. 2012

Fall On In. Produced by Eric Ambel. 13 songs. 2014

Nashville Magic. Recorded at the Bomb Shelter. 9 songs. 2017