By STEWART SMITH
The band hit the proverbial ground running last year when the group went from complete unknowns (they didn't even know each other when they first formed) to inking a record deal, and now they're touring from Austin to Georgia and everywhere in between. Frontman JB Patterson acknowledges they could never have gotten this far without the cadre of dedicated fans in Tyler and East Texas, and he's put together a party bus expedition to Billy Bob's in Fort Worth as a unique way of saying “Thanks.”
Patterson said the band has been working hard to make sure this will be a show worthy of fans' time and money.
“We actually have quite a few surprises in store. We're rehearsing every night this week to make sure that we bring some new and fresh aspects to the show,” Patterson said. “One thing I can divulge is that we will at least one new band member on-stage with us, and maybe more. But that's about all I can say right now.”
“He plays quite a few instruments, but the one I'm most excited for is the fiddle. They say that if you're going to play in Texas, you have to have a fiddle in the band, so we finally meet that criteria,” he said.
The Billy Bob's show will take place at 10:30 p.m. Ticket packages are available for purchase through the band's website. The $20 package grants access to the show, as well as an exclusive event t-shirt. The $35 package includes all of that, plus a spot on the party bus to and from the show. Space is limited for the party bus package.
For more information, jbandthemoonshineband.com.