Nick Peraino and Blue Moon Risin'
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Nick Peraino and Blue Moon Risin'

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Chicago, Illinois, United States
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The best kept secret in music



"("Buxom Bitch") couldn't be any more charming...Noisy Picks and Humbars is genuinely a real musician's record that would best fit the soundtrack of a group of friends winding down on the road from a trip to a summer music festival... buy this album."

(Noisy Picks and Humbars
album review) 2/06

"Peraino's hard to put a finger on."

-Illinois Entertainer 3/05

“Pretty slick stuff. Good... almost too good.”

-Richard Milne, WXRT Chicago

“… As I said, it shows. This is an impressively tight band… Nick Peraino and Blue Moon Risin’ may be a musician’s band, but you surely don’t have to be a musician to appreciate them. Ears and maybe a pair of dancing shoes are all you need.”

-Woodstock Independent 7/9/04

“Nick Peraino and BMR deliver on all accounts.”

-The DePaulia 2002 - All


New self-release (2005) album: "Noisy Picks and Humbars" Available now at!
Listen to streaming mp3's at


Z Rock 97.3
Reidville, SC

Total Rock
London, England

KPOT-LP 93.9FM Jackpot Combined School
Jackpot, NV

Marist College Radio 88.1FM
Poughkeepsie, NY

Ison Live Radio
NSW, Australia

KJHB-LP 97.7FM Bronc Radio
Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Radio Cockermouth 98.4 FM
Hensingham Whitehaven, U.K.

WNRC 95.1FM - Nichols College
Dudley, MA

Lancaster, NH

MP3 College Radio Network

LoneWolfe Radio
Texas USA
Salida, CA

106.3FM - The Notch WMTK
Littleton, NH

WUPI, 92.1FM
Presque Isle, Maine

Springfield, MA


WFRD 99 Rock 99.3FM
Lebanon, NH


Radio DOS 84 105.8 FM
Barcelona, Spain

WGXM Flyer Radio 98.1FM
Dayton University, Dayton, OH

SoundWave FM 88.7FM and 107.30FM
Hawkes Bays, Napier, New Zealand

Hartford, CT

Hamilton High School, Hamilton, OH

Wilkes University, Wilkes Barre, PA

Warren Central High School, Indianapolis, IN

Wesleyan College, Buchannon, WV

New Castle Free Radio
Hunter, Australia

Brite FM and AM Australia
Gold Coast, Australia

100.1FM WPNH The Planet
Modern Rock
Franklin, NH


Colby Sawyer College, New London, NH

Bay City Central High School, Bay City, Michigan

Provincetown, MA

M4 Radio
Kissimmee, Florida

New England College, Henniker, NH

Carmel High School, Carmel, IN


Buckwheat Zydeco, Umphrey’s McGee, 56 Hope Road, Kick the Cat, David Dondero.


Chicago, IL - MOBFEST 2k2, Mobfest 2k4, House of Blues, Joe's on Weed Street, Martyrs, Cubby Bear, Subterranean, Elbo Room, Beat Kitchen, Wise Fools Pub, California Clipper, Hothouse, Green Dolphin Street, Gateway Bar & Grill, Quencher's Saloon, Underground Lounge, Long Room, Houston's, Roger's Park Jazz Fest, Smoke Daddy, Joe's Bebop Cafe, Lakeview Links, Monkey Room, US Beer Company, DePaul University, Grand Marchetti, Hoghead McDunna's, Rooster Blues and BBQ
Denver, CO – Quixote’s
Vail, CO – Sandbar Sports Grill
Steamboat Springs, CO – Mahogany Ridge
Michigan City, IN – Sullivan’s
Bloomington, IN – Kilroy’s Sports Bar
Plymouth, IN - Wright's Landing
South Bend, IN - Club Landing
St. Peters, MO – Sally T’s
St. Louis, MO - Venice Cafe
Lincolnshire, IL - Cubby Bear North
Peoria, IL - S.O.P.
Downer's Grove, IL - Club North Beach
Carol Stream, IL - Carol Stream Summerfest
Aurora, IL - Aurora Fest, Walter Payton's Roundhouse
Springfield, IL - Jazz Central Station (Hilton Hotel)
Downer's Grove, IL - Cheeseburger in Paradise
Des Plaines, IL - Cheeseburger in Paradise
Algonquin, IL - Cheeseburger in Paradise
Des Moines, IA - Java Joe's
Pomeroy, IA - Byron's
Indianapolis, IN - Mouse Trap Bar and Grill
Charleston, IL - Uptowner
Moline, IL - Bent River Brewery
Buffalo Grove, IL - Buffalo Grove Days Fest
Elmhurst, IL - Elm Fest
Woodstock, IL - Waverly Gold Note Lounge
Barrington, IL - Penny Road Pub
DeKalb, IL - Northeastern Illinois University
Milwaukee, WI - Conway's, Jazz Estate
Madison, WI - Annex
St. Joseph, MI - Czar's
East Lansing, MI - Rick's Café
Manhattan, KS - PJ's


Feeling a bit camera shy


Nick Peraino moved to Chicago from New Hampshire in 1998 to pursue a career in music—in particular, the Blues. He formed Nick Peraino and Blue Moon Risin’ in 1999 while a student at DePaul University, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in jazz guitar. Over the years he’s grown away from a specialization in the Blues, and his music and songwriting are now more focused on southern or classic rock with a bit of a quirky edge. Influences: Little Feat, Pink Floyd, Son Volt, Allman Brothers. Nick Peraino and Blue Moon Risin' have just released a new album "Noisy Picks and Humbars" with a hefty sum of support dates this winter.
Associated Bands: Umphrey's McGee, Air This Side of Caution, Buckwheat Zydeco, Joanna Connor Band.