Video: Exclusive Interview with Moonrise Nation

We recently caught up with Chicago’s Moonrise Nation for an exclusive interview.

Comprised of seventeen-year-old Arden Bee (vocals/piano), her older sister Eva (cello/bass), and Emma McCall (guitar/percussion), the trio blends keen musicianship and delicate harmonies into their own brand of folk-pop.

Formed only two years ago, Moonrise Nation have already scored a record deal with Bobby Z’s Zinc Records (yes, Prince collaborator Bobby Z), and have released a self-titled EP for the imprint.

While lead single “Empty Hearted” picks up speed around the nation (pun intended?), the trio will kick off their summer tour on Sunday opening for celebrated Malaysian artist YUNA. View the dates below.

Watch our exclusive interview with Moonrise Nation here:

Moonrise Nation Tour Dates:
6/22/14 Austin, TX Stubbs *
6/23/14 Dallas, TX Kessler*
6/25/14 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theater*
6/26/14 Santa Barbara, CA Soho Music Club*
6/27/14 Solano Beach, CA Belly Up*
6/28/14Los Angeles, CAThe Hotel Cafe
7/3/14 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest (Emerging Artist Stage)
7/12/14 Champaign, IL Mariposa Music Festival

*Dates In support of YUNA

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Acoustic Nation is written by Laura B. Whitmore, a music industry marketing veteran, music journalist and editor, who has contributed to (opens in new tab), Guitar World, and others. She has interviewed hundreds of musicians and hosts the She Rocks Podcast. As the founder of the Women’s International Music Network (opens in new tab), she advocates for women in the music industry and produces the annual She Rocks Awards. She is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Positive Grid, making the world safe for guitar exploration everywhere! A guitarist and singer/songwriter, Laura is currently co-writing an album of pop songs that empower and energize girls.