MsS [R]evolution Continues:
[R]evolution was the studio album released by MsS (Moonshine Still) in 2005. The name was a telling one; since that time MsS has continued to evolve and renew itself with changes both in style and lineup.
The music that MsS (David Shore, Jon Joiner, Ray Petren and Trippe Wright) is playing now, is a fusion of Rock n' Roll and LiveTronica, bringing fans a fresh flavor of song structure coupled with improvisations that are sure to breathe a new life into the Rocktronic scene.
The new MsS sound is achieved by combining a guitar that is at once heavy and defiant as well as deeply psychedelic and moving, with keyboards that transport the listener from one sonic vista to another, together with a dab of vocals highlighted by a deep thumping bass and driving drums that humanize the electronic feel and transform it to a new level.
While MsS is poised to continue in its new format, it is with much love and sadness that the Moonshine Still family announces today that Scott Batson, our friend and lead singer, one of the founding members of the band, is leaving Moonshine Still due to health and personal reasons.
During the past decade, Scott has been an integral and very important part of our lives, and we feel blessed to have shared so much with him. We will miss having Scott with us, and wish him much success in his future endeavors.
Each and every one of us is grateful to everyone who has supported Moonshine Still over the years. You, our fans, have made it possible for us and our music to continue and evolve to this point. We hope that you will support Scott in his new musical path, and that we at Moonshine Still will be blessed with your continued support as we move on to what promises to be yet another exciting chapter in the continued evolution of our band and music.
Scott Batson's final performance with Moonshine Still will be Saturday, April 28, 2007 at Power Station (formerly known as Nashville Station).
Please visit www.myspace.com/moonshinestill or www.moonshinestill.com for additional updates and continued touring information.
The following is Scott's personal message:
"To my immediate and extended family, friends, and fans of Moonshine Still. It is with a heavy heart and much sadness that I must announce today that I will no longer be performing with Moonshine Still. My decision was not an easy one and after much personal struggle and thought I will be removing myself from the band due to ongoing health and personal issues. I have had some of the best moment of my life with Moonshine Still, and have learned a great deal about the music business, the world and myself. It has been an honor and a privilege to share the stage with my brothers and fellow musicians throughout my career with Moonshine Still. For almost a decade I have built my life around Moonshine Still, and was never more myself until I hit the stage to pour out my soul into the music under the lights. It gave me great joy through the years to look out from the stage and see so many people singing along. In those moments I knew I was not alone and felt truly alive. I thank you all for those moments and memories that I will cherish for the rest of my life. My words have been my story and I love the music because I lived it. I will continue to write and play music with other musicians in my side projects as I work to take care of my personal responsibilities. I hope that you will continue to come out to shows and support Moonshine Still as well as myself as we enter into yet another new and exciting chapter in our musical evolution. I have nothing but the up most respect for my brothers and wish the best for them in their musical journey as they continue to travel, play, and grow. To all with respect and love..."
-J. Scott Baston