Moonshine Society
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Moonshine Society

Alexandria, Virginia, United States

Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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Moonshine Society delivers high energy roots rock, blues, and old school R&B in a style guaranteed to keep audiences dancing, toes tapping, and the drinks flowing. An international sensation often compared to Susan Tedeschi, Alabama Shakes, and Bonnie Raitt, the band is comprised of A-List players including three inducted members of the Blues Hall of Fame (2012).

Moonshine Society's debut album "Live in Shanghai" was released independently in late 2011. The full length album was recorded at the House of Blues and Jazz (Shanghai, China) after Chinese film star Lin Dong Fu (owner) personally selected and invited the band for a three month stay. The band and album were nominated for two Wammies (Best Blues/Trad. R&B band and Best Blues/Trad. R&B album).

Although a favorite at many college rock venues, they've really made waves in the international blues scene thrilling audiences at festivals with a fresh, younger take on the classic American roots style. The band has performed with Johnny Winter, George Clinton & Funkadelic, Tab Benoit, Allen Toussaint, Snoop Dogg, Peaches, Roomful of Blues, WuTang Clan, Everclear, Puddle of Mud, Drowning Pool, and more. Members of the Society have performed and recorded with artists such as John Mayer, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Albert King, Betty Lyvette, Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Nighthawks, Brian Eno, and Pinetop Perkins, among others.

Past Show Highlights and Awards:

Musikfest 2011 and 2012- Bethlehem, PA
House of Blues and Jazz (3 months, 2011)- Shanghai, China
Colonial Beach Blues Festival- Colonial Beach, VA
Artscape- Baltimore, MD
Red, White & Blue Ball (Official Military Inaugural Ball)- Washington, DC
Reloaded at Gillette Stadium- Foxborough, MA
Memorial Day Festival- Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (USO)
Exotic Erotic Ball at the Cow Palace Arena- San Francisco, CA
Disc Makers Boston Party- Cambridge, MA
Ashfest- Asheville, NC (over 300,000 attendees)
College Fest- Boston, MA
Celebrate Fairfax- Fairfax, VA
Silver Spring Blues Festival- Silver Spring, MD
Berklee College of Music's New Music Festival- Boston, MA

Two Wammie Nominations (2013)- Best Blues/Trad. R&B Band and Best Blues/Trad. R&B Band
American Blues Scene- Blues Top 5 Chart
Three members inducted into Blues Hall of Fame in 2012
WBZ-TV Channel 4 Boston- Nominated for Boston's Best Female Vocalist two years in a row
Pixy 103- Artist of the Month
Bostons Blues Challenge- Finalist
RJL Memorial Fund Battle of the Bands winner

"I now have new respect for the Boston music scene," said Tony Van Veen, CEO/President of Disc Makers after the band brought down the house at the Disc Makers Boston Party in 2008. The band has made their way around the world throughout the US, Cuba, and China, landing them as the #1 Blues Band in China on Reverbnation, "#1 Blues/Jazz Band in Shanghai" in TimeOut Magazine, "Top Don't Miss Show in Shanghai" from Delta Airlines Sky Mag, and more.

Now featured on many major, college, internet and XM stations, Black Betty delivers aggressive yet graceful vocals, and shows that girls can be every bit as strong as guys while growling, crooning, and sweetly serenading.

Blues enthusiasts, college kids, burlesque lovers, and even biker bar regulars come together on the dance floors of a Moonshine Society show. Established in Boston, MA in 2006, the group made appearances throughout the USA and Cuba and relocated to Washington DC at the end of 2008. Today, the Society can be seen at clubs throughout the East Coast and internationally at various festivals, clubs, private functions, and USO bases.


Zipcar, Lakland Guitars, Rocklove Jewelry (featuring the Black Betty posey necklace and Moonshine Necklaces), Mode Merr Clothing, Painted Axe Guitar, Gothfox, ColoRiffic (custom pick guards), and To Die For Clothing.

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