October 21, 2014
HOT SPRINGS, ARK. - After a couple of hours of video stalking this band, I must say it wasn’t going to hurt my feelings to be able to have a conversation with someone as attractive and talented as lead vocalist, Anna Williams. After a few days of phone tag I finally managed to get a moment with her and it turned out to be as enlightening as it was pleasant. Anna is a Henderson State University graduate, former business-managing-corporate-junkie gone red dirt rogue, and her band just so happens to be as legit as its name would suggest. Moonshine Mafia is a musical foursome with a fascinating family tree filled with famous outlaws and moonshiners. As if Anna’s telling passion and brilliant bucolic mannered voice is not enough, when Anna is not in the studio or on stage, she can be seen sporting a set of protective goggles waiving that scientific brain of hers around their moonshine distillery. The Moonshine Mafia is in the process of accumulating a permanent home for their moonshine creations and this band is as busy making booze as they are entertaining fans. If you’re looking to catch a show and maybe a sample swig, the place to start will be at Buckshots Bar and Grill on Oct. 24th, and the following evening at Copper Penny Pub, both in Hot Springs, Ark. Moore’s Outdoors in Dover, Ark. will play host on Nov. 1st, and the following weekend The Fox and the Hound in Little Rock, Ark. will welcome them to their stage. The Rowdy Beaver in Eureka Springs has them on Nov. 8th and the following weekend they take off across the mountains to Elizabeth, Colo. where they’ll perform for the Spring Valley Golf Club and then back to Ark. for a holiday lineup that includes stops in Little Rock, Ft. Smith, and Hot Springs. If you’re near the Ozarks, and looking for an evening of blues- infused red dirt funk, then look to Moonshine Mafia to pour on the buzz. For a detailed itinerary including all dates, times, and ticket prices please visit www.moonshinemafiaband.com.