“The Rev” Jeff Mosier is the founding member of Blueground Undergrass, the earliest music pioneer that merged bluegrass instruments and traditional tunes with the magnetic energy of rock and roll. The band he fronted for more than a decade recorded four albums and built a sizable national following by combining bluegrass purism with a jam band sensibility. As the jamband scene became more jam-tronica and less roots-driven, the public formation of a more song-driven rock/bluegrass ensemble, The Mosier Brothers Band, made sense.
The band is fronted by the founders of Blueground Undergrass: brothers Jeff Mosier on banjo and vocals and Johnny Mosier on guitar and harmony vocals. Backed by the solid bass playing of Col. Bruce Hampton alumni Kris Dale, alongside Atlanta drummer Will Groth, the rhythm section gives the MBB band the ability to travel seamlessly through many musical genres. The jamming is still there, and so is the intuitive musical interplay that was the hallmark of Blueground Undergrass. However, Jeff Mosier views The Mosier Brothers band as a middle ground between the traditional bluegrass flavored sound of Good Medicine, a band that he and his brother fronted for 23 years, and the “wall of twang” jamband sound of Blueground Undergrass.
They still jam, but the lyrics — and the sweet harmonies of the Mosier Brothers — now sit in the front seat.
Mosier says, “I hope that the sound of The Mosier Brothers will open up new avenues for the original music that me and my brother Johnny have played together for more than a decade, allowing us to better tell our stories, and bring our years of experience into a connection with the people and audiences of the ever-growing and eclectic world of Americana; which, to me is a market place that holds great value in preserving live music’s value in our world and culture.”
- MBB interview and article by Scott Freeman – Author of “Midnight Riders – The Story of The Allman Brothers Band” and “Otis! -The Otis Redding Story” (revised)