Viva la Muerte is a spiritual walkabout, from the front porch to the desert to the magnolia, thoughtful music that doesn’t forget to have fun. VLM was born as a fiddle and two guitars back in 2005 and is now a critically acclaimed rock band with two $10,000 Kickstarter campaigns under their belt as well as a successful first album, “All the Birds.” Praise for “All the Birds” came from a number of sources: “‘All the Birds’ is a great new album that certainly puts most of the boring folk music these days in its place. The album screams with creativity,” said Amplifier magazine. “It’s a beautiful piece of work, with pedal steel guitar, mandolin, piano and songs full of love, death and serendipity,” wrote Jeri Rowe of The Greensboro News and Record. Even west coast DJs like David Gans of The Grateful Dead Hour took note of “All the Birds,” Gans saying: “Very nice variety of feels and flavors here. Hearkens back to the ’60s in the best possible way. Armstrong’s voice brings to mind Jim Morrison but without the false menace.”
Made in America: Greensboro band sings about love, anger in the ago of Trump
The Winchester Star article on VLM and the Patsy Cline Festival
The Amplifier Review of "All the Birds"
Nicholas Meriwether's review "Viva la Muerte and the Next Generation of Grateful Dead Inspiration"
"All The Birds" #1 on the Jam Band Charts on Amazon