Thursday Dec 15
Moonshine Society and Bobby Thompson & Revelator Hill
LIVE ALBUM RECORDING FOR BOTH BANDS
Doors @ 9pm Showtime 9:30pm
Tickets $12 Adv $15 DOS
Moonshine Society delivers roots rock, blues, and old school R&B in a style guaranteed to keep audiences dancing, heads nodding, and the drinks flowing. Often compared to Susan Tedeschi, Bonnie Raitt, and Alabama Shakes, this is a powerful band of musicians from around the world.
Now featured on many major, college, internet and XM stations,Moonshine Society and its members have performed and recorded with artists such as Johnny Winter, Danny Gatton, John Mayer, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, George Clinton & Funkadelic, Allen Toussaint, Peaches, Everclear, Roomful of Blues, Brian Eno, Tab Benoit, RZA (Wu-Tang Clan), and more.
Moonshine Society’s debut album Live in Shanghai was released independently in late 2011 and recorded at the House of Blues and Jazz (Shanghai, China) after Chinese film star Lin Dong Fu (owner of the club) personally selected and invited the band for a three month stay.
Locally in Washington, DC, the band and album have received multiple Wammie nominations for Best Blues/Trad. R&B band, Best Blues/Trad. R&B album, and Best Blues/Trad. R&B Vocalist, and have been named in the Top 4 Fan Favorites in Washington, DC the last two years in a row. See for yourself why this band is making waves in the international blues scene thrilling audiences at festivals with a fresh take on the classic American roots style.
Awe-inspiring master guitarist and vocalist Bobby Thompson is no stranger to the blues and rock world. He cut his teeth learning to play in the old blues clubs of D.C. from the likes of Bobby Parker. After honing his craft as a much sought after support man, Thompson decided to step out as a solo artist, releasing three albums since 2011. A recent review from Roots Music Report claims Thompson’s songs portray “muscular blues- and soul-rock strong on soulful vocals and cut-above-the-norm originals.” With his smooth, gripping vocal stylings and his perfect musical taste on anything with a string, Thompson is what’s referred to as a “musician’s musician. Considered a “must see” act of the Northeast region, Bobby was nominated for the D.C area Musician of the Year award in 2015.
Revelator Hill is his latest collaboration with some of the finest rock and blues musicians in the Washington DC area, including Seth Morrissey (bass & vocals), Gary Crockett (drums & vocals), Wes Lanich (keyboards), and special guest member Ron Holloway (saxophone). This group is wrought with deep emotion and blazes down the path pioneered by the great Jimi Hendrix, blending deeply-rooted blues traditions with a popular rock edge to create a sound that will stir every soul.