Muddy Ruckus is a punk blues rock duo from Portland, Maine. The stripped-down power duo features guitarist Ryan Flaherty and percussionist Erika Stahl. The band blends rootsy guitar and edgy percussion on a suitcase drum kit and is known for a full rock band sound, despite the fact that they're a duo. They season their music with the salt of the eastern old ports, backroad electric grooves, and the mud of the Mississippi River where Flaherty grew up. The New York Music Daily calls Muddy Ruckus "Darkly Inventive Americana." In April 2016, Muddy Ruckus was awarded "Best in State of Maine" by the New England Music Awards. The lyrics of Muddy Ruckus' songs call for your attention and the soulfulness of both Erika and Ryan's vocals draw in the salt and shadow of the band's murky beginnings and luminous future.