Mike & the Moonpies
Mike and the Moonpies have announced the release of their eighth studio album, ‘One To Grow On,’ out on August 10. Produced by Adam Odor and recorded at yellow DOG Studios in Wimberlex, TX, the nine-song collection was co-written by frontman Mike Harmeier and Odor and includes guest appearances from members of Quaker City Nighthawks, Shooter Jennings, Shiny Soul Sisters and Zac Wilkerson.
Unlike the band’s previous recordings, this is the first time an album has been centered around a character to form a linear story. Sonically, the band experiments with earthy, rootsier tones; twin guitars and big acoustic rhythms along with unexpected arrangements and melody choices that complement the character’s narrative. Drawing influence from 90s country twang and the bluesy, boogie rhythms of 70s Southern rock, ‘One To Grown On’ still maintains the band’s signature hip-shaking, honky tonk swagger guided by piercing steel guitar, sharp storytelling and Harmeier’s soul-stirring vocals.
Known for their blistering live performances, Mike and the Moonpies, which includes Mike Harmeier (vocals, guitar); Zachary Moulton (steel guitar); Omar Oyoque (bass); Kyle Ponder (drums) and Catlin Rutherford (guitar), will hit all corners of the US throughout 2021 including stops in California, Wisconsin, Missouri, Alabama, Indiana and their home state of Texas. Stay tuned for additional tour announcements.
Mike and the Moonpies are coming off a remarkable run of career-best reviews and chart action for their past two albums ‘Cheap Silver and Solid Country Gold’ and ‘Touch of You – The Lost Songs Of Gary Stewart.’ The band has reaped consistent critical praise from national and international press and radio outlets such as NPR, Rolling Stone Country, Sirius XM, BBC and more.