August 28th – People We Know and PJ Moon & the Swappers
People We Know
On paper, they’d be considered a bluegrass band, but the term “bluegrass” gets tossed around these days like the word “alternative” was used to describe any band with an electric guitar and a slight hint of angst. They’ll be a bluegrass band when you want them to, but a tune like “Red-Eyed Train” pushes the band into the realm of 1970s-era country rock, while “We Are the Closers” has a shuffle-and jug-band bounce. Its good-time music primarily rooted in acoustic roots rock and Americana-jam with subtle hints of twang.
PJ Moon & The Swappers
In the fall of 2018, the group’s first album, “Memoirs of Living in a Car” was released after being recorded at Scooter’s Place in Durango, CO. The record is a mix of genre-bending rock and soul screaming rhythm & blues. All of the songs are original works most of which started as compositions written by PJ Moon. With the input of the rest of the group, they eventually evolved into the complex yet a catchy collection of songs that are now played at their live shows and streamed and downloaded across the world.