JB and the Moonshine Band visited MusicRow to preview tracks from their new album, Mixtape. The album was written, recorded, performed, arranged, and produced entirely by lead singer JB Patterson and the band. Patterson bought a 100-year-old cabin outside their hometown of Tyler, TX. It was built into a studio and led to the creation of Mixtape. “We wanted to make an album that we’d like to listen to,” said Patterson.
During the visit, JB and the Moonshine Band performed the title track along with another album cut titled “Mess Outta Me.” They ended with a song co-written by Allen Shamblin called “Where’s Woody Guthrie.” Patterson told the story of a chance meeting on an airplane that led to an opportunity for him to write with Shamblin at his Tennessee farm.
The lead single from Mixtape is called “Shotgun, Rifle, and a .45” and is at radio now.
Earlier this month, the band hosted a sold-out album release party in Texas.
JB and the Moonshine Band’s 2012 release, Beer for Breakfast, was named one of the Top 5 ‘Country Albums of the Year’ by Rolling Stone. They currently average about 175 shows a year spanning across 40 states.