The new single “Like a Stone” an acoustic take on the original Audioslave track is now available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon and streaming on Spotify, Pandora and YouTube.
For over 20 years, Chance Munsterman has been writing and playing original music, as well as entertaining people from all over the state of Texas, with an eclectic blend of acoustic rock that spans genres from classic to alternative sounds. Originally from El Paso, Texas, Chance moved to North Texas where in late nineties he formed Last Call with former Reverend Bone front man Tony Stearns. In 2001, Chance began recording and subsequently performing his songs live to audiences from all over the state. These recordings, while never officially released, continue to bring moderate local and internet success.
Playing with bands such as Odessa, Strange Brew, Bad Karma, and most recently acoustic gigs with Delta Rage/Cold Stone guitarist Ryan Cassidy, as well as North Texas guitarist Greg Luce, they have helped shape Chance as an emerging artist as well as brought a new wave of inspiration and desire to release new material. Singing is his primary role, but he brings a unique, somewhat unfinished approach to the guitar giving his music a feeling of raw energy and passion.
Drawing influences from bands such as Pink Floyd, Matchbox 20, Counting Crowes and Jackopierce, Chance continues to write music that not only tells a story but also elicits an energy that, “just makes you feel good.”
Chance has been lending his voice to radio, stage and TV as well. Formally working for NPR, he’s also done voice over work for various animated TV series and radio commercials including Dragonball Z, Dragonball GT and Case Closed: One Truth Prevails. Currently, Chance is the lead vocalist for Bad Karma, considered one of the best classic/alternative rock cover bands in North Texas, and continues to play venues throughout the region.
Currently Chance has an EP of material on iTunes and Amazon.com titled Space Cadet Glow (2011) and will be releasing a new original music EP Second Sight for 2017.
Liveable Arlington is a citizen’s group, to advocate for and organize toward a healthy, environmentally conscious, sustainable city.
There needs to be a continued focus on methane emissions and standards as well as injection well monitoring in and around areas of safe drinking water or earthquake prone zones around fault lines.
Right now, there are nearly 400,000 active oil and gas wells, compressor stations, and processing plants in the state of Texas. exas is also home to some of the worst methane pollution and ozone smog in the country. Each day, oil and gas activities across the state spring leaks that spew toxic pollution into the air, like an invisible oil spill. The smog that pollution forms is beginning to verge on a public health crisis: by 2025, Texas is expected to be the worst place in America for children who suffer from asthma caused by pollution from oil and gas activities.
Unfortunately, Texas lacks meaningful standards for detecting and repairing leaks, which reduce pollution from oil and gas activities and keep our children and families healthy. Texans rely on the protections provided by the federal New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), finalized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last year, that safeguard against methane and other toxic pollution in the air our children breathe. The EPA’s pollution standards apply to 7,400 “new and modified” oil and gas wells across the state of Texas; in order to reduce toxic emissions and comply with the EPA’s standards, “new and modified” facilities are required to install pollution control equipment when they are first built or when an older facility is modified and to regularly inspect and fix leaky equipment.
Now, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is attempting to suspend these common sense leak detection and repair requirements at the behest of the oil and gas lobby. If these safeguards are suspended, or even worse repealed, families and children in Texas will undoubtedly face an ever-growing public health crisis from unchecked pollution in their communities, near schools, churches, and neighborhoods.