Mel Muscarella shines on lead vocals, with her sharp, slightly raspy bite and impressive range. She keeps pace atop a power-pop, fast paced swirl of guitars and drums for an end result both danceable and head-bangable.”

Elmore Magazine

Violet Mary

The Smugtown Hustle

A new day rising

What does it take to make authentic music in Smugtown: Hustle!  Violet Mary, the hippy lovechild of Mike and Mel Muscarella,  celebrates its tenth year of making authentic groove-oriented rock music with a new album and fresh lineup.  The Smugtown Hustle features eleven tracks of hooks and harmonies ranging from soulful ballads to protest anthems.  From the needle drop, Violet Mary does what it does best, taking the listener on a journey of the heart and soul.  The lead single, "She (No One Will Ever Know)", reflects on the many bumps in the road we experience in relationships while the b-side, "This Divide" asks questions of privilege and how to remedy inequity.  "The Smugtown Hustle is a collection of stories about us, about Violet Mary but also about the Big Us.  We genuinely hope you find yourself in one of these songs, and that you let us know.  Consider this record an invitation into a community with a great soundtrack!" - Mike of Violet Mary

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Jason Tortorici - Guitar/Vocals

Jason Tortorici - Guitar/Vocals

James Sconfitto - Bass

James Sconfitto - Bass

Mel Muscarella - Keys/Vocals

Mel Muscarella - Keys/Vocals

Mike Muscarella - Guitar/Vocals

Mike Muscarella - Guitar/Vocals

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