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Rank #7 US Columbia, MO Folk / Indie / Epic


  • Paige Ilsley Vocals
  • Nate Haynes Acoustic Guitar
  • Mitch Hughey Drums
  • Patrick Maticker Bass
  • Dave Kemper Guitar
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Sounds Like: Mumford and Sons, Mary & The Giant, The Lumineers, The Avett Brothers, Dr. Dog

Bio: MoonRunner began work on a new record in 2013. Amidst line-up changes and uncertainty "Evening Fires" was born.

Over the course of the last year, the band meticulously crafted each song into its own unique piece of art while attempting to maintain continuity with the body of work as a whole. A k... See Full Bio

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“Moonrunner is a band born and bred in Columbia that’s a blend of a little bit of bluegrass, a little bit of folk rock and a whole lot of originality. The stage presence alone of the band’s frontmen Nate Haynes and Dave Kemper had the audience going wild, as they regaled the crowd with humor or danced their way across the stage amidst the band’s wildly gripping rockabilly songs. Their natural charisma was perfectly complemented by the entire band’s unified presence and easygoing atmosphere, and West Junior High School teacher David Aulger blew the crowd away with his keyboard magic and soulful harmonica solos. Halfway through their show, Moonrunner brought a set of three guest backup singers on stage, all Columbia locals who had their own bands but who occasionally collaborate with their Moonrunner colleagues. Calling them “backup singers”, in truth, is hardly fair, as they added a whole new vocal layer to the latter half of Moonrunner’s performance and exhibited the most”
— The Rock
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