Mike and the Moonpies in Rolling Stone’s “Best Country Albums of 2015”

Mike and the Moonpies’ ‘Mockingbird’ earned a spot on Rolling Stone’s “Best Country Albums of 2015”, an especially impressive feat for the Austin band, with one of the only independent releases on this year’s list.

Mike Harmeier…spent his youth soaking up the classic country, western swing and southern rock pouring out of the jukebox of his grandfather’s favorite honky-tonk. He and his bandmates serve it back up on their third album, toasting influences that range from the Allman Brothers to George Strait,” says Rolling Stone. “Harmeier writes with a storytelling skill and specificity his heroes would appreciate — and the musicians play with the fire of the hard-touring band that they are.”

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Mike and the Moonpies will continue to hit the road hard in support of the album. (See below for a full list of dates.)

The band has been receiving rave reviews for their latest album, ‘Mockingbird’, see what critics are saying about it here:

Carries heavy influences of old western music, stirring up sounds influenced by everything from George Strait and Randy Travis to The Allman Brothers.” – Paste

One of the strongest authentic country efforts released this year.” – Saving Country Music

“Exuberantly taps into the music of Mike’s childhood, playing honky-tonk and swing like they belong on the radio next to Luke Bryan.” – Country Weekly

“Plays like an album out of time… just as likely to get cut in contemporary Texas as in the Seventies Rust Belt.” – Austin Chronicle

“The instrumentation is stellar…reverence for traditional country music is on display throughout.” – Country Standard Time

“A record not to be missed.” – Roughstock


Complete List Of Mike and the Moonpise Tour Dates:
12/18 – Spicewood, TX @ Poodie’s Hilltop
12/19 – Fort Worth, TX @ Magnolia Motor Lounge
12/26 – Austin, TX @ Continental Club
12/31 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Wormy Dog
1/2 – Golden, CO @ Buffalo Rose Bar & Grill
1/5 – 1/9 – Steamboat Springs, CO @ Steamboat Music Fest
1/9 – Red River, NM @ Bull O’ the Woods Saloon
1/15 – Amarillo, TX @ Guitars and Cadillacs
1/16 – Tulsa, OK @ Sandite Billiards
1/22 – Austin, TX @ the ABGB
1/23 – Fort Worth, TX @ Coors Light Roadhouse
1/29 – Helotes, TX @ Floore’s Country Store
1/30 – San Angelo, TX @ Blaine’s Pub
2/6 – Tomball, TX @ Tomball Go Texan Kick Off Dance
2/12 – Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn
2/18 – Washington, DC @ Hill Country BBQ
2/19 – New York, NY @ Hill Country BBQ
2/20 – New York, NY @ Hill Country BBQ
2/26 – Dallas, TX @ Mother Truckers
2/27 – Thackerville, OK @ The Palladium Club at Winstar
2/28 – Thackerville, OK @ The Palladium Club at Winstar
3/11 – Dallas, TX @ The Rustic
3/12 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Executive Surf Club
3/18 – Houston, TX @ The Hideout
3/25 – Lubbock, TX @ The Blue Light
3/26 – Amarillo, TX @ Golden Light
4/1 – Denton, TX @ Dan’s Silver Leaf
4/20 – Tomball, TX @ Main Street Crossing
4/23 – Frisco, TX @ Off the Rails Country Music Fest
4/29 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
5/14 – Dallas, TX @ The Rustic
6/25 – Flier, ID @ Hwy 30 Music Fest

For more information on Mike and the Moonpies, visit www.themoonpies.com


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