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Published: 2007/04/17

Scott Baston Leaves Moonshine Still

Scott Baston, Moonshine Stills lead singer and co-guitarist, has officially left the band he helped found due to health and personal reasons. The remaining members of Moonshine Still will soldier on, however, offering a new sound which meshes rock and trance. In a public message Baston said the following:
‘To my immediate and extended family, friends, and fans of Moonshine Still. It is with a heavy heart and much sadness that I must announce today that I will no longer be performing with Moonshine Still. My decision was not an easy one and after much personal struggle and thought I will be removing myself from the band due to ongoing health and personal issues. I have had some of the best moment of my life with Moonshine Still, and have learned a great deal about the music business, the world and myself. It has been an honor and a privilege to share the stage with my brothers and fellow musicians throughout my career with Moonshine Still. For almost a decade I have built my life around Moonshine Still, and was never more myself until I hit the stage to pour out my soul into the music under the lights. It gave me great joy through the years to look out from the stage and see so many people singing along. In those moments I knew I was not alone and felt truly alive. I thank you all for those moments and memories that I will cherish for the rest of my life. My words have been my story and I love the music because I lived it. I will continue to write and play music with other musicians in my side projects as I work to take care of my personal responsibilities. I hope that you will continue to come out to shows and support Moonshine Still as well as myself as we enter into yet another new and exciting chapter in our musical evolution. I have nothing but the up most respect for my brothers and wish the best for them in their musical journey as they continue to travel, play, and grow. To all with respect and love…
Moonshine Still will open for Umphrey’s McGee at Jim Thorpe, PAs Penn’s Peak tomorrow.

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