Moon Mountain Ramblers

Moon Mountain Ramblers

BandAmericanaAcoustic

Acoustic free-form Americana string band featuring elements of Dawg Music, Bluegrass, and Jazz.

Biography

Ramblin' in from all parts of the territory, Moon Mountain has drawn four musicians together to create an original high desert sound and a soulful interpretation of traditional bluegrass, jazz/swing and country tunes. The Ramblers consist of Dan McClung slappin' the double bass and blowin' the harmonica, Jenny Harada sawin' the fiddle, Joe Schulte choppin' the mandolin and Matt Hyman pickin' the guitar. Recently voted the "Best Band in Central Oregon for 2004" by the Source publication, the Moon Mountain Ramblers have performed in festivals all over the High Desert region, opening for well known bands such as the David Grisman Quintet, Misty River, Jackstraw, and the McClosky Brother's Band.

Their self-titled CD reflects the kaleidoscope of styles that separates the Ramblers from your standard bluegrass band. Within 13 original songs, you get a taste of bluegrass, swing, jazz, klezmer, country, blues, and reggae. The CD was recorded in three sessions in July/August 2004 at Music Makers. Recorded and mastered by Andy Armer on location and at Rotation Studio in Bend, OR, the CD captures the "live music" ambiance that fans know and love.

Lyrics

Hire Somebody

Written By: Dan McClung

Hire Somebody
Dan McClung
Chorus:
I’m Gonna Hire Somebody To Live My Life
‘Cause there ain’t time in this world for me to live it right
The fish are all jumpin’ and it’s huntin’season, too
I’m Gonna Hire Somebody so I can do what I wanna do

Verse:
They can walk my dog, feed my cat
Make love to my wife, keep her happy and fat
Work my job and pay my bills
Go to my church while I’m out getting’ my thrills

Repeat Chorus

Chorus Break

2nd Verse:
They can paint my house and fix my truck
Pay off my debts when I’m down on my luck
Prune my trees and mow my lawn
When I hire that sucker I’ll be so long gone

Repeat Chorus

Chorus Break

Repeat First Verse

Repeat Chorus

Discography

CD Release December 2004: Moon Mountain Ramblers
Hear it at: www.cdbaby.com/cd/mmramblers

Set List

50 plus songs in repertoire (20 originals)
Typical sets are one hour
Covers are from David Grisman, JJ Cale, Traditional Bluegrass, Ramone - if it rocks, we'll play it....