Monday, December 17, 2012

Phoenix Lounge tonight...last Moon Shine Babies scheduled performance of the year!!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Jerry, Suzanne and Kurt are so happy to be playing the Grand Re-Opening of the Bowling Alley on Saturday, December 15th!!!  We'll be playing an early set from 5-7:30pm...(before the cookie party:)  Yeah, we're so glad and grateful that the Bowling Alley is back up and running...what a great community contribution it is!  ....We've also been practicing our 'hit' song..."Bowling with the Babies"  so you won't want to miss this!!! 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

8th Annual Winter Wonderland Art Party & Market. An artists' market featuring local, hand-made fine arts & crafts. 185 King Street, Brevard...Thursday Dec. 6th...7pm...

Cost : $5 for non members

Local artists' will be on hand selling goods like jewelry, glass, paintings, prints, pottery, soft things, pretty things, hats, bows and live moss gardens! Something for everyone. Shop early for the best selection. **LIVE MUSIC** - Live music by "Moon Shine Babies" and "Sundogs". **FREE FOOD** - Complimentary hors d'oeuvres provided by "roots" out of Asheville. **DOOR PRIZES!!** - Each artist will be offering an item to be given away as a door prize!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Jerry, Suzanne and Kurt are playing the Phoenix Lounge this Monday Dec.3rd @7pm... The last time we played there it was one of those "magical" evenings...we'll see if we can conjour up some more of that! ...maybe Mike will join us on bass... :)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Hi Everybody,
Moon Shine Babies...aka..Jerry, Suzanne and Kurt...(and sometimes Mike Green!) are looking forward to playing 185 King Street in Brevard, this Thursday night, November 29th, @ 7:00pm.  We're excited to be back at Jackson's cool music venue once again.  Pool table, full bar, great vibe and an awesome sound system, this place rocks!
  So bring all your good people out to this relaxed evening with the ever evolving Moon Shine Babies.
Thanks for supporting the local music scene,
Jerry, Suzanne and Kurt

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Hi Everybody,
So much to be thankful for!!!! 
Right off, we're grateful for the great music venues in this awesome town...
Jerry, Suzanne and Kurt will be playing at the Phoenix Lounge this Monday night, November 19th, @7:00pm.  Come by this comfortable listening spot for a relaxing evening of music.  The Phoenix has a new menu featuring small plate specials that are tasty and reasonably priced.  Friendly staff, cozy sofas, full bar, some sweet tunes...we'll see ya there!

Friday night, November 23rd, after the Big Turkey event, we'll be bringing our sound to The Brevard Brewery on Main Street.  The Brewery is a fun, social hotspot with great micro beer...perfect place to bring in town visitors that are ready to get out of the house the day after the Holiday...

We're also giving thanks for all the great folks who come out to our shows and support our local music scene...isn't life is precious...hug a friend today!

With love and gratitude,
Jerry, Suzanne and Kurt

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Hi Everybody,
We had a wonderful evening of music at Kanuga Saturday night and met some amazing folks, too! 

This Monday, November 5th, Jerry, Suzanne and Kurt will be playing a
Monday night set of original and undercover songs at The Phoenix Lounge.  With our hats tipped to the great Mike Ashworth Jam happening later at 185 King Street, we'll start our evening music at 7:00pm...
Come by for an early dinner or drink and get a great start on yet another Magical Musical Monday in Brevard.
We play from @7:00-10:00pm...

Thanks for supporting live, local original music,
Jerry, Suzanne and Kurt

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Hi Everybody,
There is so much great stuff happening in town tonight!  We'll be playing the Brevard Brewery on Main St. from 8-11pm...see you there in costume(!) after the street festivities...and before the 185 Halloween party!
love love,

Monday, October 22, 2012

Hi Everybody,
Jerry Trapp, Suzanne Schmitt and Kurt Knabe are playing a few spots in town this Halloween

This coming Monday October 22nd., we're playing The Phoenix Lounge at 14 S. Gaston Street, Brevard from 7:00-10:00pm.
We had a nice mellow acoustic evening at The Phoenix last week and are looking to make that happen again this week...

Saturday October 27th, we'll be playing at The Brevard Brewing Company
on Main Street in Brevard from @8:00-10:00pm.
It's a big Halloween weekend so we hope to see some ghoulish costumes out and about on Saturday... :)

Thanks for supporting live local music!
Suz and Jer

Monday, October 15, 2012

Jerry Trapp, Suzanne Schmitt and Kurt Knabe are playing a mellow acoustic set of music tonight at the Pheonix Lounge from 7:00-10:00pm. After a great talk with Mike Ashworth, and not knowing the facts regarding changes at the Pheonix, we support everyone moving forward with their own dreams and aspirations...
Much love and success to all!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Suzanne Schmitt and Jerry Trapp tonight at The Brevard Brewery...8:00pm...
Last night at The Duckpond was magical!!!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Duckpond at Dusk is happening this Friday, October 12th, @ 7:00pm.  Jerry Trapp and Suzanne Schmitt are playing an Acoustic duo set of  Suzanne's Originals and Jerry and Suzanne's favorite 'Undercover' songs.  
Thanks for supporting live, local music!
Suzanne and Jerry

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Gatekeeper's Table and Southern Appalachian Brewery this weekend!

Hi Everybody,
Moon Shine Babies are playing The Gatekeeper's Table in Pisgah Forest this Friday September 21st, from 8-11pm.  This is our first time playing the Gatekeeper's Table.  Gatekeeper's is located at 86 Forest lake Rd. (Next to Bi-Lo).  So come on out and support Gatekeeper's while enjoying the Moon Shine Babies good times this Friday night!

This Saturday, September 22nd, Moon Shine Babies are bringing their folky-soul sound to The Southern Appalachian Brewery in Hendersonville.  The band plays from 8-10pm.  Southern Appalachian Brewery is a down home, local brewspot with live music and friendly neighborhood folks.  The brewery is located at 822 Locust Street, Hendersonville. For more info and directions to this relaxed music room, go to

Have a great weekend and we'll see ya out at a show!
Thanks for supporting live, local music,

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Jerry and Suz at Mountainsong 2012!

Hi Everybody,
Jerry and Suzanne are honored to be playing a few songs at Mountainsong Festival this weekend.  Wow, what an opportunity to be a tiny part of Brevard's premiere Musical Community event! 
This year's lineup is once again an awesome one with Brevard's own Shannon Whitworth and Steep Canyon Rangers being joined by some of the country's most esteemed Musical acts.  Mountainsong Festival also gives it's good will back to our town through being a non-profit benefit for the Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania County.  So come on out this Friday and Saturday, September 7th and 8th, to support and enjoy this fantastic Festival.  Jerry and Suzanne are scheduled to play Saturday @2:45 and again @5:45pm.  For more info about Mountainsong, go to: 
See you out this weekend,
Suzanne and Jerry and all the Moon Shine Babies

Monday, August 13, 2012

Brevard Brewing Company Sat...

Hi Everybody,
The ever expanding and Moon Shine Babies are winding up to play the Brevard Brewery this Saturday night, August 18th, at 8:00pm.
Suzanne's back in town (with Momma in tow!) and catching back up with the ever evolving Babies...
Come on out (bring a chair for a guaranteed seat) and enjoy Brevard's best new Brewery while enjoying some harmonious Moon Shine Babies good times!

Next Friday, August 24th, Moon Shine Babies bring their crazy, wonderful sound to the Phoenix Lounge for an 8:00pm show.

Also, you can catch our own Jim Trapp playing his tasteful percussion  with the outrageously talented Marc Yaxley at the Pheonix Lounge on Friday August 31st at 8:00pm.

Hope to see you all out and about in late August,
Moon Shine Babies
Jerry, Suzanne, Jim, Sarah, Jenny, Kurt, Dave  et al....!

Monday, May 21, 2012

The Quarry and White Squirrel Festival 2012!

Hi Everybody,
Hello, White Squirrel Festival...there's music and good times in the air in Brevard this weekend!  Moon Shine Babies are kicking off the festivities by playing at the Quarry Restaurant in Brevard this Friday, May 25th!  We love the great sound, great folks, great menu, and the sweet, sultry atmosphere of this fine music listening venue right in our little town.  The band starts at 8:30pm... 
We've also added some fine new musicians to the lineup as well as some new come on out this Memorial weekend and hear the ever-expanding Moon Shine Babies charting new musical territories!
For more info about the Quarry:

We're looking forward to a great White Squirrel weekend and listening to awe-inspiring (and free!)music all day and night, Saturday and Sunday, right on Main Street in Brevard.  Thank You John Felty and the amazing town of Brevard, North Carolina!
For more info about the White Squirrel Festival:

Thanks for supporting live, local music!
We'll see you out and about this weekend,
Jim, Sarah, Jerry, Suzanne, Dave, Kurt, and Dave...  (whew!...did I leave anybody out?!:)) laughing)

Monday, April 30, 2012

Hi Everybody,
Moon Shine Babies are meeting up in early May, for some great gigs at our favorite spots on the Southern Alabama Coast!

Here's the upcoming schedule:

Wednesday May 2nd.....Lillian's Cafe in Lillian Alabama.  The band plays from 7pm-10pm.  Come by for a sweet gathering of local pals at the friendliest Cafe on the Alabama border!(...and Kim's potato salad is the best, too!)

Thursday May 3rd...Joey Wards Tiki Tiki Hula Bar, Orange Beach, Alabama.  We play this awesome hotspot on Thursday, May 3rd, from 9-12pm.  What a great place for music and good times with Moon Shine Babies, Joey and the gang!  See ya then!

Friday May 4th...It's the Annual Pirate Costume Ball at Pirates Cove in Josephine Alabama!  This kicks off the outrageously fun Wooden Boat Festival weekend at Pirates Cove.   The band doesn't play 'til Saturday but there will be Moon Shine Pirate sightings for sure!!!   Get your Pirate on! Arrrggghhh.....

Saturday May 5th...Moon Shine Babies play a down home Saturday night set at Pirates Cove from 7-10ish pm...look for special guest Musicians...and Sea Shanties...(Jerry's bringing his squeeze box and he's not afraid to use it!)

Sunday May 6th...Rounding out a great week of Music and good times, Moon Shine Babies are honored to share the stage with Grayson Capps and other very special friends (hello, Hoyt and Cathe et al!) for the last Sunday afternoon Social of the season at the Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm in Silver Hill, Alabama.  We can't say enough about the relaxed Living Room atmosphere of this very special House Concert venue...thanks Cathe and Greg!

Wow...what a great week of Music!  Hope to see you all week long...
Thanks for all the love and support of our organic homegrown music,
Jerry, Sarah, Jim and Suzanne

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Grand opening of FLIP this Sat. March 31st, 2012

Happy Early Spring to all!
Moon Shine Babies are playing the Grand Opening of a fun new shop just north of Brevard, called FLIP, this Saturday March 31st!
Our wonderful pal, Nicola is opening "FLIP"..Finger LIckin Picikin'...a new shop chock full of antiques/collectibles/vintage/new&used/storage auction items/flea market tables/consignment/online sales....etc.
FLIP is located at 9134 Boylston Hwy (280), Mills River... @4 1/2 miles north of Pisgah Forest...(the old gas station with the red awning just before the BP station).
Moon Shine Babies will be playing from @12noon to 4pm. The music's free, there will be food and lots of family fun...but do bring a lawn chair and BYOB...
So...come on out and support this new funky treasure trove and kick back to some good time music with the Babies this Saturday!
Thanks for supporting local!
Jim, Sarah, Jerry and Suzanne

Friday, March 9, 2012

The Quarry, Sat. March 10th...!

Hi Everybody!
Moon Shine Babies are back after a big trip down south...
Great weekend for music coming up...
Brevard's favorite girl band, The Sundogs, are playing The Quarry tonight, Friday March 9th!
and...Moon Shine Babies are playing The Quarry this Saturday night, March 10th!
We play from 7-10ish...
Hope to see all our great pals out this weekend.
Thanks for all the musical support!!!
Jerry, Suzanne, Jim and Sarah

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Happy Valentine's Day to all! I can feel all this love floating around the world!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Babies at The Quarry

Greetings Music Lovers,
We were bowled over (sic) by the turnout for the last farewell party for Strykes Again Bowling Alley last week. Good times...

This week, Moon Shine Babies are bringing their groovy, sultry sound to The Quarry Restaurant (and Music Lounge) in Brevard, NC., on Friday February 10th. The restaurant is located at 14 South Gaston Street in Brevard, and we'll get started @7:30pm. The Quarry is our newest, and one of the finest, places to play in Brevard these days. The atmosphere is luxurious, the food is great, staff very welcoming...the sound system is awesome and Jerry loves not having to bring those heavy speakers!
So come on out for an elegant, yet casual evening in February with the Moon Shine Babies at the Quarry...
For more info about the Quarry Restaurant:

FWI: Moon Shine Babies will be headed south to Florida and Alabama to play some gigs and hang with some fine this will be our last Brevard gig until mid March...

So...thanks for your generous musical support!
Jerry, Suzanne, Sarah and Jim

Monday, January 30, 2012

Thanks Dave...

We'd like to take a minute to say "Thank You" to Dave and the great crew at Strykes Again Bowling Alley for the good times and great musical community we've enjoyed these last few weeks...may all your future endeavors be deeply fulfilling......we love you Dave...come play Sax and Clarinet with us some time!

Groundhog Day Party at Healthy Harvest

Moon Shine Babies are playing their non GMO, Organic Music at Healthy Harvest Natural Foods in the afternoon of Thursday, February 2nd.!
We're joining in the Groundhog Day festivities and playing from @1-4pm. Here's more about this great, free, everybody's welcome, party:

Healthy Harvest Natural Foods of Brevard is holding it's annual Customer Appreciation
and Groundhog Day celebration Thursday, February 2. Healthy Harvest is also celebrating it's fourteenth year in Brevard! This years festivities will kick off at noon. Enjoy yourself with great folks and good times,
including free chair massage with John Gale, organic product sampling, a seasonal greens cooking demo,
live music performed by local musicians Suzanne, Jerry, Jim and Sarah of the Moon Shine Babies
as well as locally prepared organic, vegan and gluten free cuisine from Brevard's own Wild Indigo Catering.
Healthy Harvest will also be featuring a tasting of another local favorite, Buchi Kombucha. Much like Healthy Harvest, Buchi is a community centered, family business. Buchi got it's start in Weaverville NC and is continuing the time honored folk tradition of craft-brewing kombucha.
Healthy Harvest is located at 29 W. French Broad St, in the French Broad Place, Brevard NC.
Please contact Healthy Harvest at 885-2599 for additional information.

Wow...sounds like a good time! See ya then...!

Thanks to all for supporting the Original, Organic, Enigmatic Music of Moon Shine Babies,
Jerry, Suzanne, Sarah and Jim

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Something for Everybody...

Happy January to all,
Moon Shine Babies are back at the Strykes Again Bowling Megaplex in Brevard this Friday night, January 20th. We're going to get the ball rolling (pun intended) @ 7:30pm...we play til 10pm. Last week the place was rockin' and all the lanes were full... The word's out for Friday fun times, with live music from Moon Shine Babies...
We may have more special guest appearances this week...thanks to Sophia for joining us on electric fiddle last week!
For more info @ the Bowling Alley:

And now for something completely different....This Saturday, January 21st, Moon Shine Babies will have our very first appearance at The Quarry Restaurant and Piano Bar in Brevard. The Quarry is located at S. Gaston Street in Brevard. We will be playing from 7:30-10:30pm. We're very excited to join the fine lineup of music being presented at the Quarry in January. The Quarry is fast becoming a premier venue for live music in Brevard.
For more info about the Quarry:
So come by Saturday for a glass of wine and/or some delicious food along with the delightful music of Moon Shine Babies!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 it's starting to look like a regular Fabulous Friday Event at the Bowling Alley...let's see how January goes...

Moon Shine Babies will be playing at the Bowling Alley in Brevard, this Friday January 13th (whoody whoo!) at @7:00pm-10pm. "Strykes Again", is a most excellent entertainment complex in the teeming Metropolis of Brevard, NC. (at 37 Rosman Highway).

Strykes Again has a full bar, a great beer selection on tap, great prices...($1.50 PBR's in bottles, house wine by the glass $2.50) a groovy retro look, Everett Farms organic beef burgers, pool tables, video games...and of course...bowling! The show is free and bowling is optional... so get your game on!
There's also a Birthday bash happening this week at the Alley and everybody's invited...

We had so much fun last week that we wrote a song about it: "....We're going bowling with the Babies, bowling with the Babies................."

Hope to see everybody out on Friday to repeat a big time!

Thanks for supporting the gregarious good times and heartfelt tunes of Moon Shine Babies,
Jerry, Suzanne, Jim and Sarah

For Bowling Alley info:


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Back by popular demand...Moon Shine Babies will be playing at the Bowling Alley in Brevard, this Friday January 6th at @7:00pm-10pm. If you haven't been to "Strykes Again" in Brevard (37 Rosman Highway)...this shiny nugget of entertainment awaits your good time planning!
Moon Shine Babies had a blast with our pals last weekend and look forward to keep the ball rolling (pun)this week.....
Strykes Again has a full bar, great beers on tap, a groovy retro look, Everett Farms organic beef burgers, pool tables, video games and even (a personal favorite) air hockey! The show is free and bowling is optional...we encourage it...just's fun!
Hope to see everybody out on Friday for a large time...........!
Thanks for supporting the quirky shenanigans and heartfelt music of Moon Shine Babies,
Jerry, Suzanne, Jim and Sarah
For Bowling Alley info: