Numbskull & Good Medicine Present
SLO Gathering Featuring Moonshiner Collective
Bear Market Riot, Truxton Mile, Brass Mash
1025 Monterey Street
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
SLO Gathering Featuring Moonshiner Collective
Moonshiner Collective is the San Luis Obispo, California based musical project of multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter Dan Curcio, drawing from a diverse range of folk, rock, and Americana influences. The name was derived from the experiences Curcio had playing music under the moon and stars with friends while living in a yurt overlooking the Pacific Ocean in the small California beach town of Cayucos. Nestled up on a vast hillside, it was a place to share songs, stories, food, and drink with musicians and travelers who were passing through town and needing a place to camp out for the night. The powerful communal vibe and spirit of the yurt property jam sessions gave Curcio the desire to create a musical project that could draw from a wide variety of talents and inspirations and continually evolve while being rooted in his uniquely soulful and upbeat brand of folk rock music. Curcio records and performs with a diverse lineup of talented musicians, most notably the Cimo Brothers, and members of his former band Still Time. Although he often performs solo with a one man band style set up featuring foot percussion and a bunch of of different instruments, his live performances are all about the ‘collective’ which is as much referring to the varied lineup of musical collaborators who join him on stage and in the studio as it is the friends and fans of the music who come out to sing and dance at the shows.
A huge fan of variety in music, Curcio’s goal is for each song, live performance, and album he puts out to have its own distinct sound and style and tell a story all its own. While the instrumentation, styles, and sounds continually evolve, Moonshiner Collective songs have always been centered around family, love, optimism, nature, and the power of community with Curcio’s distinctively warm and soulful voice and introspective lyrics as the unifying thread. The live show experience at a Moonshiner Collective show is intended to feel like the best campfire jam session you’ve ever been a part of with musicians, both planned and unplanned, joining Curcio on stage for multiple songs and the crowd singing and dancing along. The music’s unifying positivity bridges gaps in generations and genres with a sound and message that combines good time music with a passionate depth.
Bear Market Riot
In 2014 Kirk Nordby and Nick Motil met at a songwriter showcase in San Luis Obispo, CA. Over a bowl of gumbo the two conspired to busk together at the Baywood-Los Osos Farmer's Market. Upon agreement that two beards are better than one, they became Bear Market Riot.
Bear Market Riot is "Power-Folk Americana" music from California's Central Coast. The duo blends everything from Folk to R&B into an infectious sound that could only come from two bearded men playing 6 instruments all while keeping a full dance floor satisfied. Nordby and Motil captivate audiences of all-ages with catchy originals, and an arsenal of high-energy originally interpreted covers.
In their first year as a band Bear Market Riot played just about every winery, brewery, venue, and restaurant you could think of in SLO county including appearances at the California Mid-State Fair, Cal Poly University, and Vina Robles Amphitheatre. The duo released their eponymous EP of originals in the summer of 2015. That winter they secured funding through a successful Kickstarter campaign to record a full-length album to be released in late 2016.
It all started with a few friends, a guitar, and some wishful thinking.
Truxton Mile started out as nothing more than a good time. In its infancy, the guys saw it as just a way to play some songs they all enjoyed hearing. But the more they played together, the more they uncovered a unique style, until they realized that they wanted the experience to be more than just a simple pastime. With that in mind, they started "Good Question", a simple four-piece band, whose setlist consisted of originals and covers that would later label them as a "Country-Rock" band. As far as the guys were concerned, they were just playing songs they liked to listen to, and writing songs that they could all relate to, regardless of genre.
They cut their teeth in the Bakersfield/Taft music scene, playing a few shows along the California Coast, but always coming back to a warm reception from their hometown. No matter where the music let them, they always had the future in their minds. Never content with the present, but always greatful for the unfailing support of their friends and fans, the love of their families, and the tough lessons learned. Along the way, they had some great experiences, such as playing alongside some of Bakersfield's finest musicians, as well as chart-topping artists, like Lee Brice, David Nail, Joe Nichols, Jerrod Niemann and Craig Morgan.
After nearly 5 years of making music, "Good Question" took a trip that would prove to alter their path forever. The boys caught a plane to Nashville; the town that would change their entire perspective on music. They heard amazing bands, made great friends, and learned lessons about their craft that would last a lifetime.
After their trip to Music City, they returned home with brand-new determination, and feeling like a new band. And with a new band comes a new name. The tranformation from "Good Question" to "Truxton Mile" was made. The name, which was chosen to honor their music-rich hometown of Bakersfield, also had another message behind it. The change was meant to show how serious they are about their music, as well as their intentions to take it all the way to the top. This is their story so far, but this is just a prologue to what will undoubtedly become the story of a lifetime. A story about chasing dreams. The story of Truxton Mile.