Russ Still and The Moonshiners
** 2015 Georgia Music Awards’ – Country Band of the Year **
….original tunes with catchy lyrics and fresh arrangements.
In an industry that currently thrives on auto-tune, drum machines and pop templates, Russ Still and the Moonshiners brings some light and authenticity to the radio waves. The six-piece outfit meshing country, country rock and classic rock formed their roots in Atlanta, Georgia and are triggering the interests of listeners tailored to staples such as the west coast sound of the 70s singer songwriters, Southern Rock, Alt Country and Outlaw Country. There’s something here for everyone.
The band consists of front man Russ Still (vocals, guitar), Ben Still (guitar, vocals), Mitch Flanders (drums, vocals), Cam Still (keys), Derek Ferwerda (guitar) and Ed Usher (bass, vocals). With four records under their belt including The Mission: Music (2006), The Russ Still Project (2013), White Lightnin’ (2014) and Still Cookin (2016), it’s clear the band has learned how to make their music their way as they pay tribute to those who came before them.
Here are a few quotes about the band – we think they do a better job of describing the band than we ever could:
“Russ Still & The Moonshiners are an award-winning band from Atlanta, Georgia that is hellbent on delivering authentic country rock to listeners all over. With this single called ‘Promised Land’, they show off this old-school sound that exemplifies what they are all about.”
“Still Cookin” sounds exactly like how the band looks: Cowboy hats, worn-in jeans, black shirts, leather boots, and I imagine double-shots of neat whiskey and smoky rural bars are in reach. The band seems to be honest and true to themselves. They look how they sound, straight up and down, raw, authentic country rock with no surprises.
“The Country music world produces some of the best performers in the world. Some of them fly under the radar and don’t always get the recognition they deserve. “Promised Land,” a new release by Russ Still and The Moonshiners (off their album “Still Cookin”) is a prime example of the excellence contemporary country music has to offer.”
“Direct, upfront and charismatic, Russ Still and The Moonshiners are a true rollercoaster of a band. Their music is like a wild ride, with tons of energy, uplifting melodies and great beats that will make you wanna scream, shake and shout.”
The band has appeared at reputable venues and festivals around the Southeast.
With collective music industry experience dating back at least forty years, Russ Still and the Moonshiners are in no place to be stopping now. With quality music paired with quality musicians (and quality people) the band is sure to be stirring the hearts of many future country and rock fans to come.