Blue Moon Rising

The East Tennessee band Blue Moon Rising is one of the most exciting new Bluegrass groups on the scene today. Not only do they write and perform original, well-crafted Bluegrass songs, they play those songs with a sense of style and taste reminiscent of some of the pioneers of the Bluegrass genre. Formed in late 2000, the name honors the Father of Bluegrass Music, Bill Monroe and his legendary song Blue Moon of Kentucky. Blue Moon Rising's new Lonesome Day Records CD On the Rise debuted at #14 on Billboard’s Top Bluegrass Album chart in May 2005 and has already garnered them global attention. The members of Blue Moon Riding include: * Keith Garrett - Keith plays mandolin and sings lead and baritone for Blue Moon Rising. Keith's dad, William Garrett, taught him to play the guitar at the age of 13. William Garrett has contributed some great songs to the band, two of which (Mountain Boy and My Love Will Never Die) appear on Blue Moon Rising's debut CD. Keith does some song writing himself and penned the tune Jeffrey's Hell which appears on Raised On Pain, Moonshine Hard Times which appears on Where Wood Meets Steel, and co-wrote a few others. Keith is heavily influenced by the music of Bill Monroe, The Stanley Brothers, and Tony Rice. Keith has previously played with bands such as The County Boys (who played a steady gig at Dollywood for about six years), Jay Clark (Keith used to perform at Dollywood with Jay in a traditional brother-style duet), Browder H...

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