Blue Moonshine
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Blue Moonshine


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"Top Tickets"

Get a dose of forward-thinking bluegrass, with songs that match the players' instrumental prowess. - The Roanoke Times

"Blue Moonshine releases new EP, “Distilled” — stream for free or download for $5"

Roanoke progressive grassers Blue Moonshine have released a very nice EP called “Distilled.” - The Roanoke Times

"Top Tickets"

...with a mix of styles and experience, [Blue Moonshine] brings some cool solidity to old-school mountain music." - The Roanoke Times

"Voted one of Roanoke's Favorite Local Bands!"

Blue Moonshine has been voted one of the favorite local bands by the readers of the Roanoke Times. Also, New Mountain Music, Blue Moonshine's debut CD, was voted one of the favorite local albums! - The Roanoke Times


New Mountain Music, 2005.
Distilled EP, 2011.



“Get a dose of forward-thinking bluegrass, with songs that match the players’ instrumental prowess.”
– The Roanoke Times

Good time music.

“What we play is good time music,” says lead guitarist Will Farmer. “It’s bluegrass, it’s Americana, it’s a lot of things. Mostly we just call it good time music.”

Making music together in the mountains of southwest Virginia since 2003, Blue Moonshine’s blend of tight harmony, hot licks, and strong songwriting is a crowd pleaser anywhere from rowdy bars and festival stages to backyard parties and corporate events. “We have fun playing music together,” explains rhythm guitarist Phil Norman, “and it shows on stage. That energy is infectious, and so the audience has a great time, too.”

That energy also translates to their recently released 5-song EP, “Distilled,” giving you an immediate sense of the singing, songwriting, and instrumental prowess of the band. From the opening fiddle & mandolin hook of “Your Love is On My Mind” to the tender emotion of “Buddy’s Backyard,” this is a collection of songs that showcases why Blue Moonshine was voted a favorite local band by the readers of The Roanoke Times after the release of their album “New Mountain Music” in 2005.

Fiddle player Shannon Wheeler puts it this way: “the world doesn’t need another bluegrass band playing nothing but standards all night long. People want to have a great time when they hear live music, and we’re to make that great time happen.”

Blue Moonshine starts with the high and lonesome sounds of bluegrass, and ends with your toe tapping and a smile on your face.

Blue Moonshine is good time music.