Georgia native Josh Bohannon moved from his small hometown to Los Angeles to play in rock and metal bands in pursuit of his musical dreams. Ten years ago, he followed one of those bands to Nashville for a yearlong gig. One month later, the band broke up and he started going to writers’ rounds. Bohannon met his musical partner and future wife Noelle, who grew up playing piano and belting out Aretha Franklin songs in Franklin, Tennessee.
Neon Moon formed from a love of songwriting. Josh and Noelle dedicated one year of their life to writing a new song every week and posting it on YouTube, which they titled Our52Songs. From this immersion into the crafting process, they discovered their deep love for the sounds of yesteryear’s country music.
After choosing their 5 favorite tracks from Our52Songs, the duo headed to Forty-One-Fifteen in historic East Nashville’s Inglewood neighborhood and started laying them down. This long process paid off with the birth of Neon Moon’s 6 song album,6:53- named after the 52 song project plus 1 more they wrote and recorded later on to make 6 songs out of 53. Upon listening to the album you’ll hear a combination of sounds (Loretta Lynn, Fleetwood Mac and a sprinkle of early Dolly) creating this melting pot of modern-vintage twang.
This twangy Americana pair continues to nurture their love of songwriting by making sure to write constantly while preparing to tour relentlessly in the fall.