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The Moon and You

Acoustic Band from Asheville, NC - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$350 - $1500 per event
The Moon and You is a cello/guitar duo that marries 18 years of combined experience as professional musicians with warmth, originality and a respect for tradition. Our extensive repertoire of original and cover songs runs the gamut from classical to vintage/romantic, bluegrass and classic country to contemporary indie and classic rock. We put our own sweet stamp on every song we play, and we approach every client and every gig with the utmost professionalism.

Rooted in the rich music scene of Asheville, NC, seasoned players Ryan Furstenberg and Melissa Hyman have been working together as a duo since January of 2012. In that time we have given hundreds of performances at weddings, events, festivals, retirement communities and almost any sort of venue you can imagine. We often play as many as thirty shows and events in a given month. Our wedding clientele in the Asheville area is quickly growing, mainly by word of mouth. We often book quite far in advance, but don't hesitate to contact us about gigs that are coming up soon - we may have a last-minute opening in our calendar.

The Moon and You “blends cello and guitar to craft folk music with a 1970's singer-songwriter feel in the vein of Joan Baez or Harry Nilsson. Together they make tender songs that feel like a warm homemade blanket,” says Brian Tucker of the Wilmington Star News Online. We travel throughout the Southeastern US, and we are making more and more trips northward to play shows. Ask us about your wedding even if it's a long way from Asheville, NC - often, we can work a far-off event into our tour schedule in order to make it possible.

The stately elegance of cello, the warmth of fingerstyle guitar and the gorgeous sound of two voices in harmony can add so much beauty to your wedding ceremony. We can add in banjo, harmonica and even drums to get everyone dancing at your reception, too. We are as versatile as we are professional. Contact us for a bid today!
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25+ GigMasters Bookings
A GigMasters member for 5+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2012!

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I cannot adequately express how amazing The Moon and You are, as musicians, as vendors, and as people! They absolutely MADE our wedding. First of all, they're both the most genuine, kind, sincere people you could ever hope to meet, the type of people you wish lived close enough to become friends with. They were extremely communicative during booking/planning and very accommodating of our requests (even to some made by my father!). They have the perfect sound for us, and are both so creative and talented. My wife and I keep their CD in our car and listen to it more often than we'll admit. We follow their travels and can't wait until their next trip to Atlanta!

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From the moment we first contacted them up regarding booking until their packing things up after their performance, the process was very smooth. The music was beautiful; Melissa and Ryan even learned a song to specifically play for our unity ceremony. Several guests came to me during the cocktail hour complimenting their music and asked for their information. Very happy in choosing them! Was a highlight of the entire evening.

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My now-husband prides himself on his taste in music, so we were really picky about who played our ceremony/cocktail hour. We wanted someone with a style of their own, not just someone who would play the typical wedding songs (although I'm sure Melissa and Ryan can easily pull those off). Melissa and Ryan were perfect. They kept the cocktail hour upbeat and fun and played all of the songs we requested, but with their own personal touch. Plus, Melissa and Ryan came to the reception to play our first dance song for us. They were so easy to work with and so happy. They brought a wonderful vibe to our wedding and I would hands-down recommend them.

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2016
Oct
1
Wedding
Asheville, NC
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2016
Apr
30
Wedding Ceremony
Asheville, NC
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2016
Jan
16
Wedding Reception
Hickory, NC
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
2015
Nov
8
Wedding Reception
Ash, NC
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2015
Oct
24
Wedding Reception
Horse Shoe, NC
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2015
Oct
19
Wedding
Hot Springs, NC
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2015
Oct
17
Wedding Ceremony
Asheville, NC
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Please note The Moon and You will also travel to Edneyville, Enka, Skyland, Wilson, Flat Rock, Hendersonville, East Flat Rock, Gerton, Montreat, Naples, Saluda, Mountain Home, Ridgecrest, Bat Cave, Lake Lure, Mill Spring, Fletcher, Tryon, Dana, Chimney Rock, Fairview, Zirconia, Arden, Concord, Columbus, Chapel Hill, Etowah, Horse Shoe, Landrum, Tuxedo.
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