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Minor Moon is the songwriting project of Chicago-based musician Sam Cantor and includes Michael Downing on bass, Colin Drozdoff on keys and Nathan Bojko on drums. MINOR MOON's latest EP, What Our Enemies Know, has been described variously as «Pink Floydian» (WXRT), «like a sinister Cat Stevens» (Midwest Record), «somewhere between the classic sound of Neil Young and Van Morrison and contemporary folk-rock from the likes of Grizzly Bear.» (Various Small Flames), and «reminiscent of Procol Harum or The Band working their way through a set of Lambchop covers.» (Nooga). The band is currently finishing up a full length record with plans for release in 2018.
Luke Henry crafts pleasing, psychedelic pop tunes with folk inflections — tunes that dig deep into interior lands both real and imagined. Luke began the journey of songwriting by imitating his grandmother's voice who hailed from Texas and Oklahoma and loved gospel. His lyrical content however will take you into a dream-scape that can be both dark and light. The addition of his lap-steel guitar drips it all in syrupy sound.
Luke's latest release «Luke Henry & Hunnybear Vol. 1» is a journey into 70s southern-tinged glam rock. Self-engineered on his old 8 track reel-to-reel in his basement, Luke built the base of the track with drummer Steven Rutledge adding overdubs dubs himself but using his friends/bandmates around him to fill in the blanks. The live iteration of Hunnybear has featured a cast of rotating well listened local artists (The Walters, Yoko & The Oh-Nos, Gnar Wave Rangers) The result is a cohesive yet multitudinous group that thrives on variety. The band's works are upbeat, often swelling into pulsating peaks — yet contemplative and timelessly transcendent of style. Hearing Hunnybear is like reconnecting with a dear old friend, even upon first listen.