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AAFFM Presents: The Moon and You, and Harm’s Way
February 15, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST$8 – $10
The Moon and You
The Moon and You is a charismatic husband-and-wife team based in Asheville NC. Melissa Hyman plays cello, Ryan Furstenberg plays guitar and banjo, and both sing in “voices that sound like they were made for one another” (Bill DeYoung, Connect Savannah). At once excitingly inventive and cozily familiar, the Moon & You has crafted a sound all their own.
Furstenberg and Hyman mix up a fresh blend of influences from very different backgrounds. Melissa grew up in the NYC area studying classical cello. Ryan was born and raised among the Eastern NC tobacco fields, learning classic country and 70s rock on harmonica and then guitar. His rich country baritone and easy Southern style bring an undeniable Americana flavor to the table.
Together, the two form a sound that is warm and inviting, atmospheric and playful. Each is a well developed songwriter with a distinctive voice, and their songs range in style from classic to quirky. their ever-evolving output encompasses a wide range of American roots music. Live on stage they are 100 percent themselves — funny, charming and slightly odd; communing with their audiences, warts and all. Their performances evoke joyful eruptions of laughter, occasional tears, and moments of breathless awe.
Photo: EvokeEmotion Photography
Harm’s Way performs with rich harmony, conviction, and a sense of humor. While the group has been together more than ten years, some of the members have been performing together all of their adult lives. Their music is influenced by several genres: roots, Americana, folk, blues, and more. For this performance Harm’s Way includes Harmon Koeltz on lead vocals and guitar, Scot Boze on vocals, and Jonathan McBee, bass player for Mockingbird’s Wing.
This acoustic driven group relies on tight harmonies, thoughtful songs and lyrics, and a belief that the music should be shared. These guys have fun performing and can be found at festivals, private events, restaurants, coffee shops, corporate events, and church functions. The core members of this group have been playing music together since before Woodstock. They have fun playing, check their egos at the door, and – while they take music very seriously – don’t take themselves seriously at all!