November 10th, 2022 7pm Stage
Brooklyn-based alt-country/Americana singer-songwriter Moon Shine (aka Angie Glasscock) manages to tread a fine line on her debut LP, The Land in Between (out Nov. 11), an album that sounds fresh and effusive while reflecting a decided reverence for tradition. It’s a rich and resilient combination of soulful ballads, upbeat Americana and unfettered exuberance, a rare dynamic for an artist who’s taking her first bow. Her tenacity and drive are emboldened by her music’s intimacy, as stirring vocals flow effortlessly between plaintive melodies and truth rings out from the joys of chronicling a storied past with a bittersweet release.
The first few songs Angie wrote leaned country, so it seemed natural that the band should be called “Moon Shine.” Though, there’s more to it than just that: “The Moon is a female symbol,” says Angie. “The name ‘Moon Shine’ refers to women shining.”
The Land In Between was overseen by acclaimed producer and guitarist Teddy Kumpel (Joe Jackson, Feist, Rickie Lee Jones) at Atomic Sound in Brooklyn, and together they assembled an impressive array of veteran A-list session players, including bassist Cat Popper (Jack White, Willie Nelson, Levon Helm), drummer Steve Williams (Sade, David Byrne, Keith Richards), keyboard player Todd Caldwell (Stephen Stills, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt), fiddler Charlie Burnham (Martha Redbone), with Mark Spencer on pedal steel (Son Volt, Lisa Loeb), Michael Blake on tenor saxophone, Bruce Harris on trumpet and the late Don Heffington (Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan, Lucinda Williams), playing drums on “I Tried to Keep on Loving You.”