The South Austin Moonlighters
If youve seen more than a handful of shows in Texas, theres a pretty good chance youve already seen most, if not all, of the musicians who make up the South Austin Moonlighters. These guys have earned their place among the elite of Austins burgeoning music scene and have played key roles in bands like Fastball, Monte Montgomery, Mike Zito, Stonehoney, Jimmy LaFave, to name just a few on a long, long list. Harkening back to a time before pitch-corrected vocals and corporate boardroom-written hits, The South Austin Moonlighters deliver their own unique brand of Americana music with organic show-stopping vocal harmonies, incredible musicianship, and well-crafted heart-felt songs.
Hailing from the live music capital of the world---the place that has consistently produced countless top-level musical artists year after year; from pop stars to folk icons. Its in this place that The South Austin Moonlighters were born and continue to thrive. It all started with a simple question: Wouldnt it be great to get together more often and play music we love? In 2011, a few friends did just that and a weekday residency at a local Austin live music venue (The Saxon Pub) was booked! Originally moonlighting from their regular steady gigs, eventually The South Austin Moonlighters BECAME the steady gig---with seven years, four albums, hundreds of shows, and hundreds-of-thousands of miles traveled together.
The joy of making music is a tangible and contagious part of The South Austin Moonlighters live shows. They are often compared to The Eagles, Little Feat, or Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young---but The South Austin Moonlighters are firmly positioned in todays culture; writing and performing songs primarily from their own catalogue including songs from: 2012s Live at The Saxon Pub, 2014s Burn and Shine, 2016s Ghost of a Small Town, and the highly-anticipated Anders Osborne-produced album to be released in March of 2019.
The South Austin Moonlighters are:
Phil Hurley singer/songwriter/guitarist
Chris Beall singer/songwriter/guitarist
Lonnie Trevino Jr. singer/songwriter/bassist
Daniel James singer/songwriter/drummer
Success for this Americana ensemble has been about embracing supergroup ethos while shunning supergroup egos. At their best, the band represents not just whats right about the Austin music community but about live music as a whole. And theyre only getting better. Jeremy Burchard, Texas Music Magazine
What began as a way to let loose between regular gigs has turned into something more serious, with gospel harmonies that evoke Band of Heathens. In fact, like the Heathens, the Moonlighters travel the Americana highway with taste and a manner thats good-natured and down to earth. Jim Caligiuiri, Austin Chronicle
(The South Austin Moonlighters) cover a ton of stylistic groundwith gritty blues, nasty funk, R&B, pop, rock, and more cropping up along the way. DANG dudes! The highest recommendation! Matt Blackett, Guitar Player Magazine
The South Austin Moonlighters started as a collaboration of all stars but seems to be settling into way more than that from my point of view. The key as I see it is the total unselfish attitude amongst the four men Eddie Ferranti, Houston Music Review
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