Moonshine Cadillac boasts a fun mix of traditional bluegrass, old-time gospel and classic country; all delivered in a fun and energetic live performance. Based in the South Bay of Los Angeles, Moonshine Cadillac can provide anything from a simple acoustic set at a backyard BBQ to a crowd pleasing festival performance to a upscale wedding performance or corporate event. For a fun, easy to deal with, bluegrass band, look no further!
This was our second time this year using Moonshine Cadillac and they brought the party to life! We asked them to dress Country/Cowboy themed since it was a Hoedown Birthday Party and they looked great! Thanks for everything, y'all!
Working with Moonshine Cadillac has been wonderful. There was clear communication with the band, which made our jobs as planners easy! They sound great and truly are a fantastic bluegrass band who are reasonably priced!
Once we saw them live at a brewery, we knew we had to book them. We also booked them for another event this year. Thanks for everything, Jim!
We decided we needed a bluegrass band for our 5 year anniversary party and found Moonshine Cadillac on the website. They were amazing. I was impressed by their clips but they sound even better live. I can not recommend them enough and would hire them again. If you are looking for a true bluegrass band look no further.
easy to work with.... very unique sound. Would use them 10 out of 10 times and planning on using them again
Price Range: $600 and Up
Gig Length: 45 - 240 minutes
Languages: English, German
What to Expect
We are a group of experienced musicians with decades of live performance experience between us. As such, we know how to work with both our clients and the crowd as well. We can provide musical performances ranging from small acoustic (no sound system) sets for smaller gatherings, to medium sized bar, club or restaurant performances, to private engagements such as weddings, corporate events and private parties. We can provide our own sound system, provide genre appropriate background music, speakers' microphones for announcements and toasts, event coordination, etc. Our live look can range from traditional bluegrass/Americana/Old-time to formal wear, as the event dictates. Bottom line, if you want an easy to deal with, totally professional and fantastic sounding bluegrass band at your event, lets talk!
The members of Moonshine Cadillac were drawn together by a common love of one of the only truly American musical art forms, Bluegrass. Strongly influenced by the pioneers of Bluegrass like Flatt & Scruggs and Bill Monroe, Moonshine Cadillac boasts an entertaining mix of outstanding musicianship and a fun (sometimes bourbon infused) live show.
"While Southern California isn't typically thought of as a hot bed of Bluegrass music, I was l lucky to find a group of guys who all enjoy the genre," says 5-string banjo player and band founder Jim Shank.
Primarily focused on traditional tunes, the band has also been known to surprise audiences with bluegrass versions of songs by Johnny Cash or Hank Williams. "It's a fun style of music," says guitarist/lead singer Andrew Lind. "Why not include the crowd in that fun at every show?" And fun is just what this band delivers.
So while you may not expect to find great bluegrass a stones-throw from the Pacific Ocean, don't let geography fool you; this is one great bluegrass band.
Additional Booking Notes
Bluegrass is traditionally performed completely unplugged. As such, we are capable of playing in ANY location, even with no power. But for most events we use a small sound system which requires a place to plug in. For you geeky types, 5 to 10 amps of 110V is plenty unless it's a huge venue. We've played at carnivals, hayrides, farmers markets, restaurants and bars and a number of private parties and we ALWAYS make it work out well!
Past Booked Events
|October 28, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Gig|
|September 30, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Gig|
|August 27, 2017 • 3:00pm - 6:00pm||Gig|
|August 20, 2017 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|August 12, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Gig|
|July 22, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Gig|
|July 04, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|June 24, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Gig|
|June 24, 2017 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Gig|
|June 17, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Gig|
|May 20, 2017 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Gig|
|May 13, 2017–May 14, 2017 • 10:00am - 3:00pm||Calico|
|April 29, 2017 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm||Anniversary Party|
|April 28, 2017–April 30, 2017 • 12:00pm - 12:00pm||Festival|
|April 15, 2017 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Gig|
|April 07, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Gig|
|April 01, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Gig - Me & Ed's|
|March 25, 2017 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Gig|
|March 18, 2017 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Gig|
|March 12, 2017 • 3:00pm - 6:00pm||Gig|
|March 03, 2017–March 05, 2017 • 12:00pm - 12:00pm||Festival|
|March 02, 2017 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Personal Occasion|
|February 18, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Gig|
|February 11, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Gig|
We can provide up to 3 hours of music, usually playing for 50 minutes then taking a 10 to 15 minute break. Our songs are usually what would be called bluegrass standards, from the likes of Flatt & Scruggs and Bill Monroe, but we also enjoy the occasional cover tune in the bluegrass style of course. From Hank Williams to Johnny Cash.
We happily take requests and can provide a complete song list prior to any performance.
|Jim Shank||5-String Banjo, Vocals|
|Andrew Lind||Guitar, Lead Vocals|
|Mark Towns||Mandolin, Vocals|
|Maddie Eaton||Fiddle, vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
- Flatt & Scruggs
- Bill Monroe
- Stanley Brothers
- Hank Williams
- Jimmy Martin
About 30 square feet...
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