WAMC Announces Goodnight Moonshine & Nobody’s Girl November 16th
WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio The Linda is hosting Goodnight Moonshine and Nobody’s Girl on November 16th at 8 pm. Tickets are on sale now, and range from $17 – $22.
Nobody’s Girl is a trio of exceptional musicians who have delved into pop, rock and soul. Hailing from Texas, Alabama, and Georgia respectively, now neighbors in Austin, BettySoo, Grace Pettis, and Rebecca Loebe have individually bewitched audiences with unforgettable songwriting for years. Friends now for a decade, they first met at the legendary Kerrville Folk Festival, each winners of the prestigious annual “New Folk” award there. Beautiful singers, effortless instrumentalists, and seasoned touring artists – they recognized that what each can accomplish individually could be made all the stronger by this collaboration.
Originally conceived as a one-time tour: a chance for three friends & like-minded peers to travel and perform together for a few weeks.
A video of them performing a cover of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” they hastily created to promote that tour garnered over twenty-thousand views on Facebook within days of posting. Coupled with that 20-city tour, the spark had been set, the fire lit. Upon their return, they quickly (within 36 hours) wrote some songs together & entered the studio with a core band of Austin all-star musicians: David Grissom (guitar), Glenn Fukunaga (bass), J.J. Johnson (drums), Ricky Ray Jackson (pedal steel) and Michael Ramos (keyboards & who also produced) to document what they’d just created.
Exploring pop-rock and soul territory fully and deliciously, their pristine voices blend so well, it’s sometimes hard to tell who’s singing what, even for them. The effect is like listening to sisters – until they trade off lead vocals. Then the distinctive, complementary elements of their voices becomes thrillingly evident. Their debut EP Waterline under the band name NOBODY’s GIRL on the Lucky Hound label, is out now!
Two Christmas singles, “Someday At Christmas” & “Merry Christmas Baby” will be released worldwide on October 25th. And their cover version of the aforementioned “Fast Car” will be released worldwide on November 1st. They have begun writing together for a full length album.
Goodnight Moonshine pairs duo Molly Venter and Eben Pariser. Every once in awhile, an album comes along that’s a breath of fresh air…a statement of substance and grace that reminds us of life’s bigger picture: keeping a marriage afloat, raising children, dealing with death, loving your partner, finding yourself, claiming your independence. On Goodnight Moonshine’s June 1st ‘I’m the Only One Who Will Tell You, You’re Bad,’ the duo delivers a funny, smart, explicit, raw, honest, mature, witty collection of Folk-Pop songs that reflect the messiness of ‘partnership’ (in its many forms,) parenthood and growing up, while evoking the emotionally resonant aesthetic of Shawn Colvin and Patty Griffin.
When you first hear Goodnight Moonshine it brings a wave of nostalgia, conjuring teenage heartache- then perhaps a similar sensation to falling deeply in love. As the music fades you’re left grappling with what it is to stay in love with something both beautiful and flawed. Courageous unveiling and depth of experience make the collaboration between married couple Molly Venter and Eben Pariser addictively captivating.
Tickets are on sale now.