Moonlight Social and Cody Bryan Band

Sam's Burger Joint Presents:

Moonlight Social and Cody Bryan Band

Wed, June 13, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10.00 - $30.00

This event is 18 and over

NO Seating GUARANTEED. Any Seating Available is on a First Come, First Served Basis. NO REFUNDS all sales final. 

All Minors Will Be Charged an Additional $5 At the Door. 17 & Under Admitted with Parent or Guardian Only. - $8 Advance/ $10 Day of Show/ $30 Reserved Booth

Moonlight Social
Moonlight Social
It’s not easy uprooting something you’ve grown for years and moving it from comfortable soil to unfamiliar territory. But in the summer of 2016, that’s exactly what Moonlight Social did. Jennica Scott and Jeremy Burchard loaded up the van, a trailer, a few other cars, the dog and the cat, and, with a bittersweet goodbye, put Austin, Texas in the rear view.

About 14 hours and 850 miles later, they planted themselves in Nashville, Tennessee — roots fully intact.

And then they got to work.

Moonlight Social formed all the way back in 2010, when Scott and Burchard met as members of the University of Texas Longhorn Marching Band — Scott as a trumpet player, and Jeremy as a member of the drumline.

Over the next six years, they toured consistently, playing hundreds of shows throughout more than a dozen states. They played huge festival stages in Wisconsin with the likes of Thomas Rhett and Florida Georgia Line, and they played intimate songwriter nights in Texas with critical darlings like Hayes Carll and Jack Ingram. They performed debut single “Heading South” with the Longhorn Band during an epic basketball game halftime and they completed marathon weeks of seven shows in four days during SXSW.

They also released two singles to Texas radio, building their core fan base the old fashioned way. And their brand of genre bending country garnered plenty of accomplishments and praise in the process, from being named one the Best New Bands at the Austin Music Awards to winning Grammy-sponsored showcases.

As a vocalist, Jennica Scott earned comparisons to some of country’s biggest female stars, like Shania Twain, Martina McBride and Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland. Jeremy Burchard won admiration for his emotive baritone vocal and eclectic guitar playing.

And even in the band’s early years, the industry took note of the duo’s unmistakably original take on country music. “I’ve heard thousands of bands, and I’ve never heard a musical blend quite like this,” producer CJ Eiriksson (U2, Matchbox Twenty) said after hearing debut album Heading South. “It sounds great.”

“Moonlight Social has managed to create a sound that is as exciting as it is original,” said Monte Warden, award-winning songwriter behind cuts for artists like George Strait and Carrie Underwood. “I also admire and am drawn to their commitment to excellence and stretching for that next rung on the artistic ladder; a quality rarely found in this era of ‘famous-first, game-show celebrity, ball-cap is the new hat act’ pabulum currently inundating us country fans. ”

In 2015, Moonlight Social began travelling to Nashville, taking meetings and co-writing with everyone from bona fide pros to young upstarts. That year, they released “Rub A Little Dirt On It,” which went on to win the SongDoor International Songwriting Contest for Best Country Song (and place in countless other competitions).

Upon hearing the single, Music City’s most well-regarded critic and historian Robert K. Oermann said, “This new single makes me positive that they are destined for stardom. Somebody sign these folks up for the big time.”
Cody Bryan Band
Cody Bryan Band
“I knew Cody Bryan was a star ever since he was a kid,” says producer Matt Noveskey. “You can tell every time he hits the stage.” Noveskey, who produced the Cody Bryan Band’s debut record, knows a thing or two about stars — he’s played 60-foot stages with them for 15 years asbassist and songwriter for Blue October.

“I’ve written country songs my whole life,” says Bryan. “I embrace the country songwriter in me.” Since entering the scene in 2013, the Cody Bryan Band has drawn a wealth of praise from fans and critics alike for their fresh take on Texas country. But don’t take anybody else’s word for it: listen to Bryan’s debut record Wreck Me and hear the promise foryourself.

“Wreck Me” starts off the record with driving kick drum and chugging guitars before being joined by Bryan’s syrupy Texas drawl and swirling organs, culminating in a radio-ready chorus —and the album never looks back.

Bryan and Noveskey spent months crafting material for Wreck Me, including a writing session in Nashville. The band whittled down their work from nearly 40 tracks, resulting in 10 of the strongest Texas country songs you’ll hear on a debut record. “It’s a country album at itscore,” says Noveskey. “But it embraces a lot of influences. People will be pleasantly surprised that they can listen to it front to back.”

Cody Bryan Band first started cutting their teeth in the country scene with a residency at the famous Austin listening room The Saxon Pub. Fans took notice, and it wasn’t long before the guys were playing shows with Roger Creager, Granger Smith, Casey Donahew, Bart Crow and Nashville mainstay Will Hoge, to name a few.

The band has brought on an impressive and talented team to help get their music out across the state and beyond. Their work ethic promisesnothing less. “Theirs is a success that they’re earning,” says Noveskey.

The band consists of Cody Bryan on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Zach Lynch on lead guitar and fiddle, Miles Barker on bass and Pedro Corsetti on drums.

Take a listen to their newest release, “Small Town Noise”. Whether you’re looking for a boot stomping sing along, to a rocker or a love song, this six track EP has got it!
Venue Information:
Sam's Burger Joint
330 East Grayson Street
San Antonio, TX, 78215
http://samsburgerjoint.com/