Eric Smith remembers the 2013 holidays as the time when his family was torn apart.
The theme for this year’s celebration of Floydfest was “Dreamweaving,” and dreams certainly became a reality for Lexington group Moonshine District, who performed four sets during the weekend and garnered many new friends and fans thanks to their intoxicating harmonies and Appalachian-rooted songwriting.
Lexington’s own brand of mountain music will echo through the Blue Ridge Mountains from July 27 to July 31 at FloydFest, as up-and-coming group Moonshine District got the call to perform at arguably Virginia’s most prestigious music festival alongside of some of America’s most legendary musical minds.
Last week I had the opportunity to sit down for a chat with Maggie Noelle (Stanley), guitarist and vocalist for Lexington-area appalachian folk group Moonshine District. We discussed everything to the band’s beginnings, women of appalachian music, Floyd Fest, and much more. Check out the full interview after the break.
This Friday at Al’s Bar, mountain music and bluegrass will collide as local bands Moonshine District and The Wooks join forces for what will continue a fantastic week of music around Lexington. The show is the start of a busy summer of festivals and new destinations for Moonshine District, a band with deep roots in Appalachian music.