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The Moon and You

Member sinceNovember 04, 2013
LocationAsheville NC
MembersMelissa Hyman, Ryan Furstenberg
InfluencesGillian Welch, Pearl and the Beard, Nick Drake
Artist Biography:
The Moon and You is a folk/soul band based in Asheville, NC that tours the Eastern US and Western Europe. At its core are married songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Ryan Furstenberg (banjo, guitar) and Melissa Hyman (cello). The band released its debut album A White Light That Sings in June 2016, to critical acclaim. They just celebrated their second full-length release, Endless Maria on March 19 with a live string quartet and rock rhythm section bringing the album to life onstage.

At once excitingly inventive and cozily familiar, the Moon & You continues to craft a compelling, acoustic Americana sound. The duo's ever-evolving output encompasses a wide range of American roots music, and is flavored by contributions from a rotating cast of super-talented friends. Their onstage synergy and warmth invite audiences in, offering a peek into a strange and joyful universe of their own.

Rooted in the rich music scene of Asheville, NC, Ryan Furstenberg and Melissa Hyman began playing together for fun when both were part of successful bands touring the Southeast. When those bands went their separate ways, the chose to join forces rather than get a job. The result of this collaboration - between an impossibly sassy cellist from New York and a whimsical fingerstyle guitarist from Eastern North Carolina - is hard to forget, but easy to fall for.
Still road warriors, The Moon and You never skipped a beat. They have continued traveling almost nonstop throughout the Southeastern US as well as making increasingly frequent trips northward. They are quickly building a loyal fan base the old-fashioned way. Each The Moon and You concert showcases thoughtful and unusual string arrangements, thought-provoking songwriting, and gorgeous vocal harmonies. It also makes folks laugh, cry and miss their boyfriend in Japan (all claims based on actual audience feedback). The Moon and You keeps fans coming back with passionate and skillful instrumentalism and voices that blend like they were made for one another.

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