Friday, 11/16/18, 7:30 pm
Hiwassee Performing Arts Center
Blue Moon Rising is a nationally touring band from East Tennessee comprised of Chris West, Keith Garrett (of the Boxcars), Justin Jenkins (of Grasstowne), Randall Massengill, Tim Tipton, and Brandon Bostic. BMR garnered international recognition with the release of their third album, “On the Rise” (Lonesome Day Records) that proved to be a symbolic title for the group as the album debuted at #14 on the BILLBOARD Top 50 Bluegrass Chart in 2005.
“On the Rise” spent ten months on Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s Bluegrass National Survey Top 15 Album Chart and the single, “This Old Martin Box,” spent the entire 2006 calendar year in the Top 30 Singles. Fans had eagerly awaited their July 2008 release of their fourth album, “One Lonely Shadow” (Lonesome Day Records) and were not disappointed. The album highlights the band’s ability to perform their original, well-crafted bluegrass songs. “One Lonely Shadow” is still on the charts and receiving significant airplay on Sirius-XM and other popular stations around the world.