By: Paul Kavanaugh
Fusing a blend of hard-hitting country with southern rock riffs and a hip hop delivery, Moccasin Creek has taken the underground country world by storm. Forming in 2011 under the leadership of front man Jeff McCool, the band has tirelessly worked creating and performing to earn every single fan. Catering to the hard-working, blue-collar fanbase, Brahma Bull, as McCool is affectionately known, has lyrically painted a picture that the everyday working man can relate to. Recently signed to Nashville-based Average Joes Entertainment, Moccasin Creek has released three albums and is currently working on it’s fourth. Getting rave reviews since its inception, Moccasin Creek is not slowing down anytime soon.
Appearing with Moccasin Creek is Megan Ruger, a recent finalist on The Voice. Megan began her musical journey at the age of seven performing locally around her rural Wisconsin town. It didn’t take long until she found her way to the big stage opening for the likes of ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Rascal Flatts. As her desire to chase a dream deepened, she found herself with a one-way ticket to Nashville with no intention of returning – she’s never looked back.
Her musical influences range from classic country to 80’s rock to modern pop. She is a true “mixologist” when it comes to blending these influences into a cocktail of infectious sounds. These infectious sounds, coupled with her alluring personality, makes for a memorable performance every time she takes the stage.
In 2014 Season six of The Voice on NBC came calling and Megan accepted. Since then she has rocketed to success. Her days are filled with everything from national anthems at NASCAR events to sharing the stage with her idol, Joan Jett. Her most recent success is her new studio album, ‘Rockstar’.
To complete a perfect night of musical entertainment, top local band Wyldeheart is also appearing with Moccasin Creek and Megan Ruger. This promises to be quite an evening at Holston River Brewing Company. Tickets are $15 at the door, but there is a meet and greet available at 5:00 PM for $25.