The Shack Band, Moonshine Society

The Shack Band

Moonshine Society

$10.00 - $12.00
All Ages
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THE SHACK BAND

What originally started as an organic, impromptu and free-flowing collection of musicians casually performing in the renovated remains of a dilapidated “shack” in Blacksburg, VA has morphed into what is now The Shack Band. Since 2010, things have changed. The band relocated from Blacksburg to Richmond, VA. A true lineup was established, with four members signing on. The songwriting abilities and sensibilities matured and improved. At the start of 2013, the quartet became a quintet with the addition of a horn player adding more complex arrangements and texture to the band’s already well-established sound. But, the one thing that never wavered was The Shack Band’s intent to wow new crowds with their off-the-cuff, high-energy live shows melding funky rock ‘n’ roll and soaring harmonies with a strong emphasis on song-writing.

In 2012 & 2013, The Shack Band played 250 + shows up and down the East Coast and as far west as Chicago, while performing alongside a number of national touring acts, including: moe., Moon Taxi, The Machine, Perpetual Groove, The Pimps of Joytime, The Heavy Pets, Assembly of Dust, Everyone Orchestra and Dangermuffin among others. Thanks to their raw, infectious live shows and incessant touring, The Shack Band have seen, felt, and heard the effects of their budding reputation and burgeoning fan base. In February of 2012, they released their first EP, Born & Raised, to a sold-out crowd in their hometown of Richmond, VA. For 2014, the goals are simple yet ambitious: hit the rarified level of 200+ live shows, release their first full-length album, and continue to hone their craft while writing and learning new material.

In 2012 alone, The Shack Band played 120 + shows up and down the East Coast and as far west as Chicago, while performing alongside a number of national touring acts, including: moe., Moon Taxi, The Machine, Perpetual Groove, The Pimps of Joytime, The Heavy Pets, Assembly of Dust, Everyone Orchestra and Dangermuffin among others. Thanks to their raw, infectious live shows and incessant touring, The Shack Band have seen, felt, and heard the effects of their budding reputation and burgeoning fan base. In February of 2012, they released their first EP, Born & Raised, to a sold-out crowd in their hometown of Richmond, VA. For 2013, the goals are simple yet ambitious: hit the rarified level of 200+ live shows, release their first full-length album, and continue to hone their craft while writing and learning new material.

MOONSHINE SOCIETY

When three friends from Berklee College of Music came together in 2009, they never dreamed their style of high energy roots rock, soulful blues and New Orleans R&B would have them touring around the world.

Since landing on the name Moonshine Society after toasting with drinks under the moon in Washington, DC, they’ve performed in Asia, Cuba, and throughout the US. The band has not only cultivated their own modern take on traditional sounds but created a community of musicians who are all a part of the Society. Lead singer Black Betty considers this to be her band’s biggest strength in a time when radio music seems to favor synthesized sounds over human players.

"There will always be a place for great musicians, just like I believe there will always be a place for blues in the music industry," says Black Betty. "It might be disguised under labels such as roots rock, jam band, or southern soul. But it's there. Furthermore, I believe there is a place for women in blues music- now more than ever. We have too much to write about these days."

In 2012, three members were inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame for their work with legendary harmonica player Charlie Sayles. They have opened for artists included Johnny Winter, George Clinton and Funkadelic, Tower of Power, The Family Stone, Roomful of Blues, The Nighthawks, Mud Morganfield, WuTang Clan, Tab Benoit, Snoop Dogg, Peaches, Indigenous, and more. Members have also performed and recorded with John Mayer, Warren Haynes, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, Brian Eno, Jason Ricci and more.

Venue Information:
The Camel
1621 W Broad St
Richmond, VA