Let It All Be Good
The Moon Mountain Ramblers (Acoustic Americana) from Bend, Oregon have been taking the high desert by storm. Ramblin' in from all parts of the territory, the Moon Mountain Ramblers have drawn five musicians together to create an original high desert sound and a soulful interpretation of traditional bluegrass, jazz/swing and country tunes. With two albums ('Moon Mountain Ramblers' '02, 'Borderline' '04)already under their belts, the Ramblers have started touring outside of Central Oregon to help promote their newest effort "Let It All Be Good." The CD was released to a sold-out Tower Theatre in downtown Bend, on Jan. 24, 2009. The band is also pleased to welcome the addition of their newest band member Dale Largent (of Taarka) on djembe and percussion. The Ramblers consist of Dan McClung slappin' the upright bass and blowin' the harmonica, Jenny Harada playing the fiddle, Joe Schulte choppin' the mandolin, Matt Hyman pickin' the guitar and Dale Largent holding it down on percussion. Press About the Moon Mountain Ramblers: 'The Moon Mountain Ramblers, a string band from Bend, have created their own soulful interpretation of traditional bluegrass, swing music and country music. Listen to their tunes and you'll hear Django Reinhardt-flavored acoustic jazz or country rock a la Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.' Laurie Heuston (Tempo, Mail Tribune) "The Best band I saw at 4 Peaks on Sat. Was Bend's own Americana string band the Moon Mountain Ramblers." Ben Salmon (music reporter the Bend Bulletin) 'They're self-described "high-desert soulgrass." Built on more of a jazz and blues, than bluegrass foundation, the combo likes to embark on polyphonic sprees and improvisational interludes.' (Joe Ross, music writer Bluegrass Now) Voted the 'Best Band in Central Oregon' in 2004 and 2008 by The Source Weekly Performance History: The Moon Mountain Ramblers have performed at festivals throughout the Northwest including: the Sisters Folk Festival, Siskiyou Bluegrass Festival, Northwest String Summit, 4 Peaks Music Festival, Prospect Bluegrass Festival, Bend Brew and other Festivals. The Ramblers have been featured at these venues : Oregon: Les Schwab Amphitheater, the Grove, Tower Theatre, the Domino Room, the Old Stone Church, McMenamins -Old St. Francis School (Bend), the LaurelThirst, the Goodfoot, McMenamins -Edgefield's, Grand Lodge, Rock Creek Tavern (PDX), Alex's Resturant (Ashland), The Cosmic Pizza, Sam Bonds Garage (Eugene) California: Jambalaya (Arcata) Washington: the Green Frog Acoustic Tavern (Bellingham), the Mandolin Cafe (Tacoma) The Moon Mountain Ramblers have shared the stage with: The David Grisman Quintet, The Del McCoury Band, John Reischman and the Jaybirds, Jackstraw, the Gourds, Hot Buttered Rum, New Monsoon, Sneakin' Out, Taarka and more. Contact for bookings: email@example.com.
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