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Luna and the Mountain Jets

Aug 31, 2017

Luna and the Mountain Jets
Credit Luna and the Mountain Jets

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #119 (September 1 at 8:00 p.m. and September 2 at 3:00 p.m.)

“Appalachian rock band” seems to be as good of a description as can be found for Luna and the Mountain Jets.

This quartet from eastern Kentucky covers a lot of musical ground. They occupy the space between Lucinda Williams and Tom Petty with jangle riffs and acoustic driven stories of rural life.

But that is only one side of the equation. Luna morphs into Wanda Jackson and the Mountain Jets become Led Zeppelin for a Rockabilly rave-up. They pay homage to Fleetwood Mac but never stray far from the honesty of Gram Parsons.

Luna’s sweet mountain voice is a constant reminder that this is pure music.  The Mountain Jets are incredibly versatile and provide exactly what is needed for each song.

Luna and the Mountain Jets’ CD "Blaine Girl" was listed as one of the top six CDs of 2008 by Huntington Herald-Dispatch columnist Dave Lavender.

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