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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, playing for about 20 friends. Six years, and approximately 600 gigs, later they have become southern California's premiere local 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, and Phil Vasser.Read more
Our latest album "MORE THAN WHISKEY" finished 2012 in the TOP 100 on the Americana Charts! KEEP YOUR EARS ON YOUR LOCAL ALT. COUNTRY RADIO STATION AND COME SEE M.O.M. AS WE SUPPORT THE ALBUM WITH SHOWS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES!
"Swimmin' Back to Texas" video is the final stages. Huge thanks to Jan "The Man" Janotta for EVERYTHING he does for us in L.A., and to our new friend Landan Jones who is closing out the shoot w/ the Nashville segments.
MoM has some Nashville showcases popping up at some of Nashville's finest venues including 12th & Porter, and 3rd & Lindsley. Check tour dates for info