The Wolf Presents Red Dirt Saturday Night
JB and the Moonshine Band
Lucas Maddy & the Jagged Edge
Sat, April 4, 2015
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmThe Cotillion Ballroom
$15.00 - $18.00
This event is all ages
All seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Nancy's Amazing Sandwiches will be here serving her Famous #8 and more! Text COUNTRY to 49798 for concert updates and chances at FREE tickets!http://www.thecotillion.com/event/755741/
JB listed an open casting call for musicians in his community. Turnout for the audition was small; only three people showed up, but three was enough. The group had an impromptu jam session and as JB describes it, “It was obvious. Halfway through the first song, I knew they were the Moonshine Band”. After a successful first show at local honky-tonk, JB and the boys were willing to do whatever it took to get their songs out there. “Our motto was if anybody offered us a gig, we would play it. We were going to play every show we could whether they offered us a thousand dollars or a hundred… or sometimes nothing at all”. With a jerry-rigged PA system and a rented U-Haul van, the boys travelled through East Texas, gaining a local following. The group’s big break came while opening for Average Joe’s Entertainment artist Colt Ford in March of 2010. The band’s country sound and outlaw attitude immediately caught the attention of Colt’s team, and in July of 2010, JB and the Moonshine Band signed a record deal with Average Joes Entertainment.
The band’s debut album, “Ain’t Goin Back to Jail” premiered in September of 2010, with Gabe Guevara on drums, Hayden McMullen on lead guitar, Chris Flores on bass guitar and JB providing lead vocals, banjo, and acoustic guitar. JB also serves as the band’s lyricist, writing all of the songs on the record, which is an accomplishment he’s particularly proud of: “What I like is that we write our own songs—I sing my own songs, and I think that adds an element of authenticity that country music fans appreciate. We’re not super polished, we’re not overproduced, we’re raw, we’re real, and we don’t apologize for it”. JB and the Moonshine Band will continue to tour and promote their debut album in 2012.
Lucas began as a poet on a tractor, working the fields of the Maddy Family Farm in northwest Kansas. His first efforts were written in marker on the inside of tractor windows as he spent hour after hour making dust in God's country. A self-taught musician, Lucas picked up his first guitar at age 21 and turned a late start into a multi-state favorite. His first full band show was with legendary Oklahoma songwriter Mike McClure. Lucas soon became part of the new red- dirt revival in Manhattan's Aggieville, where many artists cut their teeth, helping to kick-start the movement at Longhorn's Saloon, a venue that would eventually spawn great Kansas bands Reckless Rebellion, Jared Daniels Band and Aaron Traffas Band, as well as his own.
Lucas has shared the stage with many major acts, including: Logan Mize, Cody Canada and The Departed, Randy Rogers, Stoney LaRue, Casey Donahew Band, Granger Smith, Aaron Watson, Rich O’Toole, J.B. and the Moonshine Band, Mike McClure, Jackson Taylor and Brandon Jenkins. This priceless experience has been invaluable in developing Lucas’ stage show, as “We bring a little of each artist to the stage with us”. He has sung the national anthem at the Wichita River Festival and Kansas State University Rodeo. Lucas and Jagged Edge will be rocking sound waves of radio all over the region and Venues in the Midwest with this Kansas rendition of County Rock