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Moonshine Junkies is a HIGH ENERGY MODERN COUNTRY BAND from Schoharie County NY. Formed in 2014 by local musicians and friends with a focus on live performances and fun, Moonshine Junkies is available for live events, concerts, festivals, weddings and club dates. We offer three types of shows, all electric, all acoustic, or a mix of both. Moonshine Junkies perform rockin' songs by the top country artists you love like, Eric Church, Jason Aldean, Eric Paslay, Rascal Flatts, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert, Dierks Bentley and more! The experienced members of Moonshine Junkies play a host of instruments including guitar, drums, cajon, bass, keyboards and harmonica, all with stellar vocals and harmonies.



Paul LoCascio

 

Paul LoCascio


Paul LoCascio started his vocal career in upstate New York at age 13 with a bunch of school friends. He was heavily influenced by his Mom and Dad who listened to Neil Diamond, Elvis, Charlie Daniels and Frankie Valli, and his older sister who liked Aerosmith, Journey, Led Zeppelin and The Ramones. His overall talent not only grew as a singer but as a frontman for the bands he was in. Humble and hard working, Paul can captivate any show and own everyone in front of him and, as many would say, have them eating out of his hand. Paul has fronted many rock cover and original bands and has played all the great New York clubs from Manhattan to Canada. In 2013 Paul decided to put together a Rockin' Modern Country Band with some of best local players that had the same vision as him and are now known as MOONSHINE JUNKIES!


Gear


Lungs
Shure Microphones


 

Anthony Hall


Anthony "Tony" Hall was inspired to play guitar at a young age watching his uncle play guitar. He took lessons for two years and went on the music scene at age 16 performing with his uncle, playing numerous venues mostly in Westchester County and New York City. Tony continued to hone his talents by way of "on the job training", performing for many years with a local rhythm and blues band. Tony then went on to expand his musical knowledge by graduating from the Berklee College of Music and obtaining a Masters in guitar studies. His background in country music covers everything from Waylon Jennings to Jason Aldean.


Gear


Fender Telecasters
Martin Acoustics
Vintage Fender Tube Amps
Shure Microphones


 

Anthony Hall

 
 

T.R. Moore


T.R. Moore started playing keyboard when he was seven years old on his parents antique organ. He was influenced by the music of the mid to late 60's and also sang in St. Peters church choir in Albany as a boy soprano, and later in his teen years as a tenor. He started playing guitar when he was 15 on a classical guitar and bought the first of many electric guitars when he was 16. T.R. played in various bands over the years, jamming with friends and playing his solo act throughout the Capital District and Schoharie County. In 2014 he was asked to join Moonshine Junkies as a guitar player and backup vocalist. T.R. brings a solid rhythm guitar and harmonies to every Moonshine Junkie show.


Gear


Gibson Les Paul
Fender Telecaster
Gretsch Electromatic
Univox Stratocaster
Taylor Acoustic
Seagull Acoustics
Mesa Boogie Amps
Shure Microphones


 

T.R. Moore

 

Gary Salisbury

 

Gary Salisbury


Gary Salisbury is a lifelong resident of the Helderberg mountains in upstate NY. He started playing drums in high school and switched to bass in the early 80's. Throughout Gary's career in music he has played in several rock and bluegrass bands. In late 2012 Gary was looking for a new country project and was looking to find the right fit. In 2014 he met up with some old friends which later became Moonshine Junkies. Gary plays both four and five string bass and lays down a solid bottom end for the band.


Gear


5 string Ibanez
4 string Ibanez
M9 Mesa Boogie Amp


 

Bob Knuth


Bob Knuth comes from a musical family going back generations and started playing drums at age 12. Influenced by bands like Grand Funk, Humble Pie and Deep Purple, he has played many different styles of music and has toured extensively playing drums for top Country acts. Bob has also hosted professional drum clinics and is a true "drummers' drummer". Along with precision drumming and percussion capabilities, Bob adds another voice to Moonshine Junkies harmonies.


Gear


Pearl Drums
Yamaha Drums
MEINL Cymbals
Evans Heads
Vic Firth Sticks


 

Bob Knuth