The MoonRaiders are a Western Swing band that combine elements of Jazz, Rock n' Roll, Country, and Truck Driving music.
Award winning guitarist Chris Hersch (co-founder of Say Darling and former guitar player in Girls Guns & Glory) leads this quintet of accomplished musicians, improvising and singing their way through an eclectic set that will please both the dancer and music aficionado.
Drawing on a unique repertoire often overlooked in the American Songbook, The MoonRaiders pivot between Bob Wills, Chuck Berry, Dave Dudley, Commander Cody, and original music - all in one show.
Their first EP is a calling card of sorts, featuring some choice covers that exemplify what they're all about: 'Honky Tonk Trucker Jazz & Rock n' Roll'. They are currently working on a full length album of original music due out Fall 2019.
"...Hersch is in the riff zone and never delivers one note for flash and circumstance" - The Alternate Root
"...Hersch is the star of the show here...a nimble Chuck Berry style...unexpected rampage down the fretboard steals the show...uncanny ability to impersonate a pedal steel" - New York Music Daily