California-based Americana band, Moonsville Collective is releasing the first of a four volume EP series, Moonsville 1, January thirteenth. The quarterly series is an interesting concept in itself and the first installment will leave you eagerly anticipating volumes 2, 3 and 4.
Corey Adams (vocals, guitar, banjo), Matthew McQueen (mandolin), Dan Richardson (dobro, vocals), Seth Richardson (bass), and Ryan Welch (vocals, guitar, banjos) form an honest to goodness old time string band whose appeal will not be lost on fans of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Old Crow Medicine Show.
Right out of the gate, there’s a rock-tinged barn burner in “Alright By Me”, an ode to life on the road; that's followed by “In The Morning”, which extols the flip side of the joys of home.
“Always Enough” is a moving love song while “America” reflects on the pitfalls and privileges of growing up in this country. “Laughing In The Rain”, a fitting closer on the EP, is a wry commentary on the conflicting issues in following or walking your own path.
Give me relatable lyrics and smooth harmonies wrapped in heavy doses of mandolin and dobro and I’m in and ready to hear what the future holds for Moonsville Collective. For more information on the band and their music visit their website at www.moonsvillecollective.com