Music: Moongrass takes the stage at the Green Frog

Moongrass, a band comprised of five boys raised in Bellingham’s backyard of muddy rivers and country fields, play in support of their upcoming release, “Shadow in the Country,” at 9:30 p.m. Friday, June 26, at the Green Frog, 1015 N. State St.

Their music blends country, blues, Motown, doo-wop, and punk. Their sound has been called “sweet and loud country stomp-a-longs” and “rock ’n’ roll played on bluegrass instruments.”

While their styles develop, so has their popularity as they begin to take part in such music festivals as Northwest Folklife and Subdued String Band Jamboree.

After a monthlong West Coast tour at the end of 2014, the boys took their tour-refined songs to the studio and spent long days and longer nights crafting “Shadow in The Country,” which goes in a darker, more psychedelic direction than their first release, “All the Wrong Notes in All the Right Places.”

After its release, “Shadow in The Country” will be available for download at moongrass.bandcamp.com.

For their Green Frog gig, the band is joined by Sky Colony. Cover is $5.

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