JB and the Moonshine Band


Some might say the four-piece JB and the Moonshine Band was born the day JB Patterson looked up to see that

only three musicians had shown up at his open- call audition in his Tyler, Texas hometown. Fortunately, Gabe

Guevara (drums), Hayden McMullen (lead guitar) and Chris Flores (bass guitar) turned out to be the right three

and, after a brief musical and personal get-to-know-you session, everyone realized the stars had aligned to bring

them together.

But if you ask JB when the band really started, he’ll reflect back to a time rooted less in music and more in his

unfulfilled dreams.

“My three-year-old son, Parker, is the reason this band exists,” he explains. “Because when I learned I was going to

be a father, I knew I wanted to be able to tell him he can be whatever he wants to be as long as he sets his mind

to it and works hard. But I realized there was something I had wanted to do that I never had the guts to try—

being a singer/songwriter. And I thought to myself, if I’m ever gonna tell my kid that he can be whatever he wants

to be, then I’d better at least give this a shot. Thankfully, it has worked out. But, succeed or fail, you’ve gotta try.”

Since taking the plunge into the music business, JB and the guys have seen enough success for JB to realize he’s

already accomplished his first set of goals. In just over three years, JB has written a couple of tunes that wound up

atop the Billboard Texas music charts and he and the band have recorded and released two acclaimed albums—

Ain’t Goin’ Back to Jail and Beer for Breakfast on the Average Joes Entertainment label. They’ve also been pounding

the road playing shows all over the country.

While the band has achieved great success in Texas and is beginning

to see it blossom in other parts of the country, JB knows he has to

be careful not to forsake what’s made them popular in their home

state in order to gain fans elsewhere.

The combination of the band’s great chemistry and JB’s excellent

songwriting gives these East Texas boys instant credibility wherever

they play. Whether cranking out no-holds-barred honky-tonk

drinking tunes or throttling back to sing about matters of the

heart, JB and the Moonshine Band tunes have the ring of truth.

Need proof? Hear JB’s lyrical take on the perfect hangover cure

from the title cut of Beer for Breakfast, while on the other end of the

spectrum, “The Only Drug,” also from Breakfast, has plenty of

romance, with just a touch of that trademark JB grit.

“We did a show recently and a bunch of people were all up at the stage and singing our songs—even songs

that have never even thought about being singles. There’s no better feeling on stage than to look out at a sea

of people singing a song that you wrote. That’s just the ultimate to me. And I’m fortunate and blessed to be

able to experience that."