An Update On What JB & The Moonshine Band Have Been Up To.
This past Saturday I met up with JB & The Moonshine Band before their show at The Longhorn Saloon in Fort Smith, Ark.. It had been about a year since I had seen the guys, so it was nice to catch up.
Other than fishing and gardening in their down time, they’ve been pretty busy continuing to tour and promote their album Beer for Breakfast. In case you didn’t know, that album is part of an exclusive group, being named one of the Best Country Albums of 2012 by Rolling Stone magazine.
These East Texas country rockers are like a thousand other bar bands, with a crucial difference: Frontman JB Patterson can really write songs – balancing sentiment with low-key Music Row wit and driven home with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers-like chime and crunch. –Rolling Stone
Being praised by such an acclaimed magazine could and would make some band’s head swell, but not JBMB. “It’s awesome and I still can’t get over it,” Patterson said. “It means people are really listening.”
After making their first appearance at the CMT Awards this Wednesday (June 5), the guys will be making a stop in Oklahoma on June 9 for Red Dirt Rising. The benefit, being held at The Arbuckle Ballroom in Davis, Okla., is a gathering of Oklahoma and Texas musicians. The artists and bands will be lending their talents to raise money for the victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes that hit this past May.
I know after reading all of the awesomeness that is JBMB, you’ll want to catch one of their shows pretty soon. Well… if you have any special talents you might not only see them soon, you might be on stage with them too!
These guys love a good contest and their latest is “Get In Where You Fit In.” It gives people the opportunity to show off their talents and perform with the band on stage at any one of the listed shows. Hayden McMullen, lead guitar, said, “I think it’s cool that people have the opportunity to be able to get on stage and show what they’ve got.”
For those of you who are fans from France, get excited! The band will be making a journey your way to headline Craponne! All I can say is JBMB are playing and headlining one night for over 15,000 people. I’d tell you more but that’s all they told me and the website is in French…but I’m sure it’ll be one for the books!
Bottom line, this band is constantly growing and gaining new fans and that says something! Good work boys!
Y’all watch the latest video for their current single, “The Only Drug,” now!