Paul Miksic (guitar and vocals),
Jason Willet (guitar, violin, harmonica and vocals),
Steve Anderson (guitar, bass and vocals),
Stu Rankin (drums and vocals)
Paul Miksic is a veteran of the Minneapolis music scene, performing in bands such as Communist Daughter, Cazadores and Eliza Blue. He met up with local drummer Stu Rankin and violinist Jason Willet in the cold winter months of 2013. Stevie Anderson and his punk bass sound joined them shortly thereafter to complete the bottom end. While drinking homemade wine in the basement, this foursome came up with the foot-stomping, earthy alt country sound that is The Moonshiners today.