Local Band Network Member Since: May 10, 2004
Last Update: October 28, 2008
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Blue Moon Highway calls Portland, Oregon home and enjoys playing at various venues throughout the Great Northwest. A typical show has the band drawing from a catalog of traditional country music, as well as bluegrass, jazz, and blues. Toss in a large number of rock and roll and R&B favorites, and there you go. Unapologetic about its country leanings, the band balks at being pigeonholed in one particular label or genre, describing what they do as "Country music...and then some." Someone once said that we do, "Alt-Country Hippie Honky-Tonk Stuff." And that's just fine with us.
To the band, Country, Alt-Country, Honky Tonk, "Americana" and Roots are just terms. The band does all of those and more. They're a product of what they listened to coming up...and they listened to it all.
Blue Moon Highway's country influences are many: Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, NRPS, Commander Cody, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Steve Earle, Dale Watson, Lee Roy Parnell, BR549, Derailers, Mavericks, etc.
"And then some" includes: Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Elvis, Ricky Nelson, Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks, Motown, Bob Dylan, Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Band, The Grateful Dead, Delbert McClinton, and more.
John Purcell - Bass & Vocals, Mike Winter - Drums & Vocals, Ralph Thompson - Guitar & Vocals.
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