Moonshine Mafia

Moonshine Mafia


Somewhere between rock, country, and folk in a central Appalachian setting are apt references in describing the music of the Moonshine Mafia, but the real appeal of this band is in how much the members truly love to generate enjoyment and excitement in an audience.


Although the band is only a year old, the Moonshine Mafia has been brewing in the mind of guitarist Mark Vestich for years. "I've always believed that there are two ways to build a band; one is to focus on the virtuosity of certain members a la Hendrix, and the other is to build a band as a unit, seeking virtuosity through the total sound a la Beatles or Stones. I like the second concept because bands like that tend to play more for their audiences than themselves." A loyal following has quickly developed over the last year, and fans of the band are known as "Mob Members". Influences include the Beatles, the Grateful dead, Credence, Crosby Stills & Nash, Jimmy Buffett, country music before 1980, and Progressive Bluegrass as exemplified by the New Grass Revival. The band plays a variety of cover tunes ranging from John Cowan to Wilson Pickett, but also have a portfolio of originals, their favorites being available on the recently released "Field of Dreams" CD.


LP "Field of Dreams" 2007
1. You're the kind of Girl For Me
2. Dirty Little Thing
3. Field of dreams
4. Jody
5. Hard Row to Hoe
6. Roman Candle
7. A Yearing Undefined
8. The Date
9. Jimmy's song
10. Whackertown Jig
All songs except "Hard Row to Hoe" are Mafia Originals

Set List

Mafia Song List - Set content varies according to total length and type of engagement. The band makes every attempt to meet the needs of the venue.
Sample of Cover Songs we do:
1. Two More Bottles of Wine - Delbert McClinton
2. Green River - CCR
3. Walking After Midnight - Patsy Cline
4. Wild Horses - Rolling Stones
5. Have You Ever seen the Rain - CCR
6. Margaritaville- Jimmy Buffett
7. Good Woman's Love - John Cowan
8. Take it Easy - Eagles
9. Amy - Pure Prairie League
10. Copperhead road - Steve Earle
11. Friend of the Devil - Grateful Dead
12. Into the Mystic - Van Morrison
13. Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
14. Touch of Gray - Grateful Dead
15. Sunshine Superman - Donovan
16. Sunshine Go Away Today - Jonathan Edwards
17. Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
18. Chain of Fools - Gladys Knight
19. Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
20. This is our Country - John Mellencamp
21. Cherry Cherry - Neil Diamond
22. Honky tonk Women - Rolling Stones
23. Tequilla Makes Her Cl