Merchants of Moonshine

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Merchants of Moonshine: Bio: While playing funk-rock saxophone in all of the "Pay-to-Play", "High Profile" venues of L.A.'s intense music scene, Chris and Chris decided to slow down, pick up a couple of acoustic guitars, and play some Cash, Willie, and Hank. This was soon after discovering they were both pretty much raised on the stuff, being born in Texas and Ohio. They figured if they were lucky they could hit up a corner bar for a few free beers and maybe pick up on some ladies by offering up a few of these childhood favorites. Dissatisfied with the country music scene in L.A., they invited some friends to join in, took the name Merchants of Moonshine, and took aim! The first gig was a true hole-in-the-wall in HERMOSA BEACH, playing for about 20 friends. Eight years, and approximately 600 gigs, later they have become southern California's premiere local Americana/Country band and now split time between L.A. and Nashville. They have shared the stage with Rodney Crowell, Zac Brown Band, David Allan Coe, Billy Bob Thornton & the Boxmasters, Wade Hayes, The Blasters, Trisha Yearwood, Hal Ketchum, Little Texas, Asleep at the Wheel, Clint Black, Junior Brown, Will Kimbrough, Bo Bice, Neal McCoy, Jason Boland & The Stragglers, Todd Snider, and Phil Vasser. Come celebrate MoM's return to their own backyard as they tour the entire U.S. in support of their album "More Than Whiskey" hitting 150 stations nationwide this summer!


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