Find Your Muse Open Mic with featured artists Jon Hogan and Maria Moss

Find Your Muse Open Mic

Find Your Muse Open Mic is Charlotte's premier open mic night. Each week we feature a special guest performer from around the region. Come out and see some of the area's best up & coming talent perform their latest original tunes. Always a fun time, hosted by the semi-hilarious Mr. Erik Button. Look forward to the start of a great Monday night at 7:30pm as you are greeted by the rest of our FYM team; Rip at the door, Don behind the bar serving up cold ones, and Pat making it all sound great from behind the board. Sign ups are at 7:45, so come out and get your time slot. Participate in The "Bad-Ass" of the Week, and maybe win a $20 giftcard.

Jon Hogan and Maria Moss

Jon Hogan and Maria Moss play scorch folk: Original songs with a mountain root and a blistering take on Dock Boggs, the Carter Family, Clarence Ashley and Uncle Dave Macon. Train songs, Dustbowl ballads, stompgrass rides and hillbilly waltzes. It's folk music to feed your soul and blow the doors off your Ford. Based in Austin, Texas, they tour almost constantly, bringing new old-time music to West Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, California, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, and Washington State. Thanks to a summer residency in East Tennessee, they are performing in North Carolina for the first time. Videos and songs reside at

Some Folks Say…

"Poetic, exciting, sometimes sad but above all beautiful" Altcountryforum, The Netherlands
""Hogan and Moss were exhilarating, fun, heartbreaking, toe-tapping, head-nodding, gut-busting, soul searching...By the end of the show, they had made us live an extra year of our lives in a couple of hours." The Navasota Current
"There's a lot going on when Jon sings and plays. When Maria joins him, it's so complete that it's hard to imagine a universe with more stars in it. I can assure you that any good musician who has heard Jon Hogan and Maria Moss has marveled at them."" Jonathan Byrd, Carrboro, North Carolina, “One of the 50 Most Important Songwriters of the Past 50 Years” (Chicago Tribune)
“They could have been dropped straight from the 1920s, or appeared with Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger without ever turning a head.” Houston Music Review
“Jon Hogan and Maria Moss are keeping traditional American mountain music alive in a way that engages, informs, and is a lot of fun for the listener.” The Honorable John Cook, Mayor of El Paso, Tx. , “Key to the City “ award speech
“A first-rate show! Jon Hogan and Maria Moss are a delight, complementing each other with their collective story-telling, harmonies, and picking styles." No Depression
"They not only produce great, foot-stompin’ music, but they are absolutely fantastic entertainers! It’s a joy to just sit back and watch them go. Wow!” Lone Star Music Magazine
“Go Lightning: The Old-Time Album,” released in 2011
Sixteen old-time Appalachian songs recorded around a single vintage microphone on half-inch tape. Most of Hogan’s arrangements are based on songs recorded between 1927 and 1958, and featured on the Smithsonian’s “Anthology of Folk Music” and “Mountain Music of Kentucky Vol II.” Each song was also recorded on video during the making of the record. The “Go Lightning” series appears on YouTube at the kerouacmaria channel.

"Long Shot," a duo CD, released in 2010. Mixed and mastered by Jonathan Byrd for a raw, natural sound, it is "two guitars, two vocals, three songwriters and the truth." It features songs by Hogan, Moss and Byrd, plus two old-time traditional songs.

“Every Now and Then: Songs of Townes Van Zandt & Blaze Foley,” released in 2010. Produced as a restoration fundraiser for the historic Old Quarter Acoustic Café in Galveston, Tx., after it was damaged by Hurricane Ike. The CD includes Jon Hogan’s three posthumous co-writes with the late “songwriter’s songwriter” Blaze Foley, commissioned by his estate in 2009 from lyrics found among his effects after his death in 1989. Foley’s work has been covered by Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, John Prine, Lyle Lovett and Lucinda Williams.

“In Dreams I Go Back Home,” an album of original songs produced by Jonathan Byrd, will be released in late 2013.



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Find Your Muse Open Mic with featured artists Jon Hogan and Maria Moss

Monday, July 15 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM at The Evening Muse