Bent Muffbanger is the stage name of Vermont native Carl Sheperd, a versatile songwriter and recording artist with over 30 years of experience playing, writing, and recording music. He has 19 self-released albums, always with another in production. Bent Muffbanger incorporates dual guitars, powerful melodies, introspective lyrics, and his distinctive harmonies to create his own unique 'wall of sound' sound. He masterfully combines styles and sounds to create some of the most ingenious, insightful, groove-filled music you can find today. His style is heavily influenced by 70's and 80's rock, with his vocals often compared to Tom Petty or Matthew Sweet, while his driving guitar sound is reminiscent of Joe Walsh.