Modern Day Moonshine


Modern Day Moonshine is a San Diego, CA. based funky, jazz band consisting of: Todd Goodnough: guitar, vocals, and songwriter Orion Boucher: Bass, and back up vocals Kevin Chess: Drums, Percussion and back up vocals "People always ask what we play. Best I can think of is somewhere between Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, and the Allman Brothers." - B

With a catalog of original songs that reaches well into the hundreds, MDM jump genres and fuse styles on a dime, all while maintaining a distinct soulful sound that can only be identified as their own. Over the course of 6 years, over 600 gigs, and 4 studio albums, the trio have developed a sound that calls on the soulful sounds of the greats from the late sixties and early seventies.

With an ever-growing arsenal of material, MDM launched the MDM Bootleggers in late 2010 to coincide with the release of their 4th studio album, 'Refuge' (Ripple Music). The opt-in fan list allows fans to receive a weekly link to a previously unreleased MDM song, along with a synopsis of that tune as well as a chance to win MDM gear. 'Refuge' continues to receive rave reviews and strong independent radio support. One review offered the best summary of MDM to date: ‘Despite the variety of styles, one doesn't get the impression that you listen to more than only one band. MODERN DAY MOONSHINE have a strong identity, resulting in an extremely cohesive album. The opener 'Unsung' brings back memories of Crosby, Still, Nash & Young, but the following track 'Expiration Date' is heading in a different direction. It's a powerful combination of funk and jazz where they prove that they easily master both styles. For these reasons, MODERN DAY MOONSHINE doesn't sound like a white band who are trying to imitate a black funk band.’ -

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