Northern Vermont based roots-rock band Maple Run Band hit this perfect sweet spot as far as Americana and roots music goes. Their new single, "Used to Be the Next Big Thing" is a song with a sense of humor without being a novelty song. A lot of roots music is either one hundred percent earnest or on the jokey side of things. Maple Run Band are the rare band that can have a sense of humor without being a pure novelty band. "Used to Be the Next Big Thing" is a fun country rocker that doesn't take itself too seriously.
Trevor Crist says of his band's upcoming album:
“Over the lockdown portion of the pandemic, I really spent a lot of time playing the Rhodes piano and the Hammond organ. Our first album was very acoustic guitar driven, but this one was really built on keyboards. We wanted to really tap into that retro-vintage country sound, but produce it almost like a 70s soft-rock album.”
You can listen to "Used to Be the Next Big Thing" below. Used to Be the Next Big Thing, the album, is due out on November 18. For more on Maple Run Band, check out the band's website.