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The Moon and You

Acoustic Band from Asheville, NC - Will travel up to 100 miles
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About
The Moon and You is a cello/guitar duo that marries over 20 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 many hundreds of performances at weddings, events, festivals, retirement communities, theaters, clubs - almost any sort of venue you can imagine. Our wedding clientele in the Asheville area is always growing, mainly by word of mouth / referrals. 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, up and down the East coast, and to Western Europe; our touring territory is always growing, too. 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. As we play frequently with dozens of talented musicians from all corners of Asheville's amazing music scene, we can easily add banjo, mando, bass, drums, horns - just about any instrumental combo you desire - to get the dance party going at your reception. We are as versatile as we are professional. Contact us for a bid today!
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One of the most outstanding members on The Bash 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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2020
Nov
14
Wedding
Pigeon Forge, TN
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2020
Oct
24
Wedding Reception
Asheville, NC
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2020
Jun
18
Birthday Party (Adult)
Weaverville, NC
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2020
Feb
8
Birthday Party (Adult)
Black Mountain, NC
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2019
Jun
2
Wedding
Asheville, NC
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2018
Sep
8
Wedding Ceremony
Erwin, TN
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2017
Oct
27
Wedding
Greenville, SC
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2017
Jun
16
Rehearsal Dinner
Asheville, NC
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2016
Dec
31
Wedding
Old Fort, NC
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2016
Oct
7
Rehearsal Dinner
Blowing Rock, NC
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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
Canon in D
Pachelbel
Arioso
J.S. Bach
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
J.S. Bach
Ode to Joy
J.S. Bach
Be Thou My Vision
Hymn
How Deep The Father’s Love For Us
Hymn
Amazing Grace
Hymn
I’ll Fly Away
Hymn
Irish Blessing (“May the Road Rise Up to Meet You”)
Hymn
Ashokan Farewell
Jay Ungar
Marion’s Waltz
Dubliners
Wildwood Flower
Carter Family
The Ludlows
Legends of the Fall Soundtrack
Lovers’ Waltz
Jay Ungar
Cooley’s Reel
Trad.
Farewell to Tryon
Trad.
Kitchen Gal
Trad.
Edelweiss
The Sound of Music
All I Have to Do is Dream
The Everly Brothers
I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You
Elvis
Love Me Tender
Elvis
I Will
Beatles
You Belong to Me
Patsy Cline
Hey Good Lookin
Hank Williams
Ain’t Misbehavin
Fats Waller
Stand By Me
Ben E. King
What a Wonderful World This Would Be
Sam Cooke
Hallelujah
Leonard Cohen
It’s Only a Paper Moon
Nat “King” Cole
Dreamlover
Bobby Darin
All You Need is Love
Beatles
Wild Mountain Thyme
Scottish Trad.
Make You Smile
Melissa Hyman
Shoo Fly Pie
Nat King Cole
After You’ve Gone
Standard
All of Me
Standard
Love Me
Elvis
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Mama Cass
Dance Me to the End of Love
Leonard Cohen
I Love You for Sentimental Reasons
Sam Cooke
LOVE
Nat "King" Cole
I Second That Emotion
Smokey Robinson
Nobody 'Cept You
Bob Dylan
The Nearness of You
Ella Fitzgerald
Songbird
Eva Cassidy
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Roberta Flack
You Send Me
Sam Cooke
Moon River
Andy Williams
At Last
Etta James
Sea of Love
Phil Phillips
The Way You Look Tonight
Fred Astaire
Unforgettable
Nat “King” Cole
Honeysuckle Rose
Fats Waller
January Wedding
Avett Bros
Swept Away
Avett Bros
First Day of My Life
Bright Eyes
Each Coming Night
Iron and Wine
Naked as We Came
Iron and Wine
Is This It
The Strokes
A Lover Like You
Avett Bros
Colorshow
Avett Bros
Such Great Heights
Postal Service
Sky Blue Sky
Wilco
California Stars
Wilco
Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key
Billy Bragg
All I Want is You
Barry Louis Polisar - "Juno" soundtrack
Sweet Pea
Amos Lee
Heirloom
Sufjan Stevens
A Thousand Years
Christina Perri
1904
Tallest Man on Earth
Please Forgive Me
David Gray
Come Away With Me
Norah Jones
The Wedding Song
Angus and Julia Stone
The Wedding Song
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
No One's Gonna Love You
Band of Horses
A Good Woman's Love
Bill Monroe
Blue Kentucky Girl
Loretta Lynn
Crazy
Patsy Cline
Steam-Powered Aereoplain
John Hartford
Hey Good Lookin'
Hank Williams
Let Me Keep You
Melissa Hyman (visit to hear this one)
Vincent Black Lightning
Del McCoury
It's Another World
Loretta Lynn
Van Lear Rose
Loretta Lynn
Wagon Wheel
Old Crow Medicine Show
Lovesick Blues
Hank Williams
Folsom Prison Blues
Johnny Cash
Jackson
Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash
Let the Train Blow the Whistle
Johnny Cash
Honky Tonk Heroes
Waylon Jennings
If You Asked Me To
Waylon Jennings
If I Needed You
Townes Van Zandt
Return of the Grievous Angel
Gram Parsons
Song For You
Gram Parsons
Juanita
Gram Parsons
Sin City
Gram Parsons
Ooh La La
The Faces
Wild Horses
The Rolling Stones
All You Need is Love
The Beatles
Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison
Crazy Love
Van Morrison
Heart of Gold
Neil Young
Tennessee Jed
Grateful Dead
Strangers
The Kinks
This Time Tomorrow
The Kinks
Faithfully
Journey
I'll Always Be Right There
Bryan Adams
God Only Knows
Beach Boys
Bennie and the Jets
Elton John
Will You Love Me Tomorrow
The Shirelles
Be My Baby
The Ronettes
Where Did Our Love Go
Diana Ross and the Supremes
Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye
Bettye Swann version
Buck
Nina Simone
I Heard it Through the Grapevine
Marvin Gaye version
The Way You Make Me Feel
Michael Jackson
Country Band
Variety Band
Americana Band
Acoustic Band
Classical Band
Folk Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
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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