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Genres You Will Love
Country: Bluegrass Moods: Mood: Upbeat Country: Americana

By Location
United States - California

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Randy Hanson and Mark Miller formed MohaviSoul in 2012 to create a new sound of California-style Contemporary Bluegrass blended with Americana. Collaborating on two compositions (both of which can be heard on MohaviSoul's first EP, Every Second) resulted in a new musical kinship. The duo joined forces to create soulful and contemporary story telling wrapped in Americana Bluegrass with a healthy dose of incredible band mates. Our band name pays homage to the high and lonesome nature of the desert (and indigenous spelling) combined with the soul of our music we call MohaviSoul.

MohaviSoul immediately released two EPs with Mannequin Vanity Records after forming which have received local and national accolades, Every Second [2013] and Blue Diesel [2014]. This award-winning group released their third record, Hometown Blues (2017), featuring the instrumental and vocal prowess of six individually talented musicians who, when joining forces, create the bands’ soulful sound. MohaviSoul’s story telling takes you on a journey from love gone right to love gone wrong, nostalgia for vinyl records, road songs, drinking, homesick blues, politics, and tales of the wild West. Mark Miller (guitar, lead vocals), Randy Hanson (mandolin, lead vocals), Jason Weiss (banjo, vocals), Orion Boucher (bass, vocals), Will Jaffe (Dobro) and Dan Sankey (fiddle, vocals) and special guest John Mailander (fiddle) are MohaviSoul. MohaviSoul has now released their fourth CD "Live at the 42nd Annual Huck Finn Jubilee" with three new original songs and a great Waylon Jennings cover that will surely get you dancing.

During a recent radio show on KSON’s Bluegrass Special, Wayne Rice proclaimed that what he loves about this band ”is not only the way they sound, but they’re just as comfortable playing at a bluegrass festival as they are in a rock club.” The group’s excitement toward live performances is what sets the band apart. "The thing I most value is the performance aspect of music. If I couldn't play in front of people I'd probably quit writing songs altogether," says Miller. While the band performs traditional material and unique cover songs, their focus is on original songs that blend Mark’s West Virginia roots with Randy's fifth-generation California heritage.