Release date May 17th 2019
The joy of music is found not just in the words, notes, and grooves, but in the connections that we forge with each other through them. That's what beats at the heart of the South Austin Moonlighters and has since their very first gig. “The first time we performed an original composition, the instruments and voices fell right into place immediately,” bassist/vocalist Lonnie Trevino says. “It was obvious that something special was happening. We felt like kids again.” And so it was that Trevino joined forces with guitarists/vocalists Chris Beall and Phil Hurley, and then-drummer/vocalist Phil Bass who was later replaced by Daniel James.
Some people just have music running through their veins. Kara Grainger’s musical journey has taken her all around the globe. From her inner city beginnings in the town of Balmain, Sydney Australia, she’s since performed and toured in Japan, Indonesia, India, Switzerland, Germany, England and the USA . Her sultry, mesmerizing vocals and fiery approach to blues and slide guitar has caught the attention of many well-respected artists. She has opened shows for Peter Frampton, Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, Taj Mahal, Marc Cohn and Eric Johnson to name a few. This Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist may evoke comparisons to Bonnie Raitt, but she bears a style all her own, a relentlessly seductive, distinctly modern take on roots rock, blues, and Americana.
Dany Franchi was born in 1990 in Genoa, Italy and is widely considered one of the best young Blues musicians on the scene today. His soulful vocal tone and incredibly tasteful guitar playing leave’s any audience wanting more. In 2014 he recorded “I Believe” which was recorded in Ohio along with “International Blues Challenge” winner Sean Carney.
Between 2016 and 2017 Dany performed at several prestigious Blues Festivals all over the world such as the Blues From The Top in Colorado (USA), Dallas International Guitar Festival in Texas (USA), Blues’n Jazz Rallye in Rapperswill (CH), Olsztyn Blues Festival (PL), Augustibluus Festival (ES) and many others.
In February 2017 the Texas Blues Legend Anson Funderburgh and Don Ritter of Category5 Amps decided to produced Dany’s third album “Problem Child,” recording at the world-famous Wire Recording Studio in Austin Texas with Grammy® award-winning engineer Stuart Sullivan.
The album exudes soulfulness and authenticity, while the respect for tradition is evident, the album also has strong original content, world-class musicianship and a refreshing unique sound.