Hailing from Portland, Oregon, The Moonshine began applying traditional stringband techniques to an eclectic palette of influences and the unconventional songwriting of Michael Gerard Levasseur for their debut release, “And Now... The Moonshine,” riding the tide of momentum all over the West Coast, Cascadia and out to The Rocky Mountains.
"Taking the magic of the five piece stringband as their foundation and journeying through the wilds of all music that has shaped them, The Moonshine is original and dynamic. With deep roots into Americana, Rock, Oldtime, Gypsy and Cajun traditions, this music is an adventure!"
"and now... The Moonshine"
put out by Alder St. Records on Jan 18th. 2014
Three For Silver
Three For Silver represents a curious hybrid of acoustic music. The twin melodies of Willo Sertain's vocals and Greg Allison's violin glide atop the chugging polyrhythms of Lucas Warford's homemade bass instruments and the idiosyncratic style in which they are played. Described by Baby Gramps as "The acid baby of Tom Waits and Victor Wooten", Three For Silver combines a gritty aesthetic, world folk traditions, and virtuosic technique with a modern songwriting sense.