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Mike And The Moonpies
Appearing Live at Moes Alley
Sunday, April 22nd
Honky Tonk From Austin Texas
8:30 PM, Doors Open 8:00 PM, $9 Advance, $12 Day Of Show,

Moe's Alley presents Mike And The Moonpies.

Blue collar honky tonk heroes from Austin Texas. The working man's working band.

Mike and the Moonpies hit the million-mile mark in 2017, after a decade of touring coast-to-coast representing the Austin centric honky-tonk scene as a six-piece powerhouse of twang and swagger. While not on the road, the band has maintained year-long residences in the most iconic venues Austin has to offer including the Broken Spoke, White Horse and Continental Club and still found the time to release four studio albums and one live album from the Winstar World Casino & Resort in Oklahoma. The band has released a vinyl record with George Strait, performed at Austin City Limits music festival and shared the stage with everyone from Dwight Yoakam to Sturgill Simpson. And theyʼre just getting started.

Following their acclaimed 2012 release, “The Hard Way”, their 2015 studio album “Mockingbird” landed on Rolling Stone Countryʼs best albums of 2015. The boys then set out to top themselves with “Steak Night At The Prairie Rose,” released on February 2, 2018 – debuting at #10 on the iTunes Country Music Charts and quickly charting at #22 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums. The new album was produced by Adam Odor (Willie Nelson, The Dixie Chicks) and recorded at Yellow Dog Studios in Wimberley Texas. Nine of the 10 brand new songs were all written by band leader Mike Harmeier and recorded live to tape over five days. With no extra layers or guest musicians (except for the appearance of legendary harmonica player Mickey Raphael), “Steak Night” represents exactly what youʼll hear the Moonpies doing night after night in the dance halls and theaters across America. “Steak Night” is the result of setting a goal and achieving it.

Harmeier notes that the only “concept” he had this time around was to keep the writing “simple” enough to allow the rest of the band room to really go to town. “The only thing I really wanted was for the band to just have fun playing the songs, because I wanted the album to showcase the players on top of the songs that I wrote — just like the live record did.”

For this release, Harmeier wrote or co-wrote all but one of the album’s ten songs (the exception being “The Last Time” by friend Jonathan Terrell). Highlights include album opener “Road Crew,” which kicks things off at Highway Patrol-baiting speed powered by the twin-engine roar of electric twang and runaway pedal steel, and the sweepingly melodic gambler’s lament, “Beaches of Biloxi.”

The culmination of a million miles in a van and trailer and a brotherhood only ten years on the road can offer.

Recent Press

  • “Perhaps Mike and the Moonpies are the greatest true country music band out there right now.” Savingcountrymusic.com

 

 

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