After their last Cincinnati show, Moon Taxi is ready to take on the Queen City once again. As a part of the Bunbury Music Festival that runs from June 2nd to June 4th, Moon Taxi will bring a lively show to the Sawyer Point stage.
A Nashville-based band, Moon Taxi’s five members came together in 2006 to form a unique indie-progressive rock sound. Trevor (vocals, guitar), Tommy (bass), Spencer (guitar), Tyler (drums), and Wes (keys) have been featured in several music festivals to date including Coachella, Hangout, Forecastle, Beale Street Music Festival, Lockn’ Festival, and Firefly Music Festival, all in 2016.
Upon the release of Melodica in 2007, the five-man crew ran on an independent label (owned and operated by band members) called 12th South Records, house in their 12th Avenue home in Nashville. During their southeast tour to launch their debut album, Moon Taxi received bids to Summer Camp Music Festival in Illinois as well as 10,000 Lakes Festival in Minnesota and City Stages Festival in Alabama. They released the complex rock, 30-song album set Live Ride in 2008, which included new material as well as favorites from their debut album. Their Hangout Festival performance that included some of the songs off the album won them the Best New Jam award from JamBase in 2010.
Their definitive album Cabaret was released in 2012 and received with high acclaim for a sound that was not familiar for the band, as it leaned to more electronic and folk themes rather than their typical rock sound. With this album, they received a bid to Bonnaroo alongside bands like Alabama Shakes.
To date, all of their records have been released through their independent 12th South Records label and have majorly been produced in the immediate Nashville area in studios like SonyTree, Six House, and Triple House Productions. With five studio albums out, their most recent release occurred just this year. Check out their latest single ”Two High” here.
Their latest show in Cincinnati was in January at the Madison Theater alongside Brother Smith. After a sold out show, they look forward to taking the stage at Bunbury on Sunday June 4th at 4:30 p.m. at the Sawyer Point Stage. For more information on their performance, ticket sales, and Bunbury Music Festival, click here.