The concept of the bootlegged recording has existed for over a century. Bootlegs are unofficial recordings sold without the consent of those who hold the rights to the music. There are many kinds of bootleg, ranging from complete forgeries of the official release to copies that intentionally appear different, for example, through their artwork, pressings and formats.
The bootlegged product – whether vinyl, cassette or CD – has experienced buoyancy within the music marketplace for the last 40 years or so. Although its popularity faded with the arrival of digital downloads and a focus on data pirating in the noughties, the physical bootleg has more recently been subject to something of a renaissance.
In an industry that currently thrives on auto-tune, drum machines and pop templates, Russ Still and the Moonshiners brings some light and authenticity to the radio waves. The six-piece outfit meshing country, country rock and classic rock formed their roots in Atlanta, Georgia and are triggering the interests of listeners tailored to staples such as the west coast sound of the 70s singer songwriters, Southern Rock, Alt Country and Outlaw Country. There’s something here for everyone.
In an industry that currently thrives on auto-tune, drum machines and pop templates, Russ Still and the Moonshiners brings some light and authenticity to the radio waves. The seven-piece outfit meshing country, country rock and and classic rock formed their roots in Atlanta, Georgia and are triggering the interests of listeners tailored to staples such as the west coast sound of the 70s including The Eagles and Poco, Southern Rock including Marshall Tucker, country super group – Alabama and new country rock and outlaw country like Zac Brown, Jason Aldean and Jamey Johnson. There’s something here for everyone.
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The band consists of frontman Russ Still (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Ben Still (guitar, vocals), Cam Still (piano), Ed Usher (bass,vocals), Mitch Flanders (drums, vocals), and Roddey Phipps (guitar). With four records under their belt including The Mission: Music (2006), The Russ Still Project (2013), White Lightnin’ (2014), and Still Cooking (2016) it’s safe to say that the band has figured out to make music their way.
With collective music industry experience dating back at least forty years, Russ Still and the Moonshiners are in no place to be stopping now. With quality music paired with quality musicians (and quality people) the band is sure to be stirring the hearts of many future country and rock fans to come.