"Start Again" - Live from When It Hits Records
Under the Moon Concert Featurette
"Small Town Love"
GOOD TIME MUSIC WITH A SOULFUL DEPTH
Moonshiner Collective is the San Luis Obispo, California based musical project of multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter Dan Curcio, 8 string guitarist Gary Wooten, and drummer/percussionist Ryan House that draws from a diverse range of rock, blues, funk, and Americana influences. The band’s goal is for each song, live performance, and album to have its own distinct sound and style. While their instrumentation and genre bending styles continually evolve, Moonshiner Collective songs center around family, love, optimism, nature, and the power of community with Curcio’s distinctively warm and soulful voice and introspective lyrics as the connecting thread. The music’s unifying positivity bridges gaps in generations and genres with a sound and message that combines good time music with a soulful and passionate depth.
The band name and ethos was derived from the experiences Curcio had playing music under the moon and stars with friends while living in a yurt overlooking the Pacific Ocean in the small California beach town of Cayucos. Nestled up on a vast hillside, it was a place to share songs, stories, food, and drink with musicians and travelers who were passing through town and needing a place to camp out for the night. The powerful communal vibe and spirit of the yurt property jam sessions gave Curcio the desire to create a musical project that could draw from a wide variety of talents and inspirations and continually evolve while being rooted in his uniquely soulful and upbeat brand of indie rock music.