“Imagine the soul of the North Georgia mountains and the legacy of generations of family and friends who play country and bluegrass music. Put these in the hands of somebody with undying love of bluegrass and vocal talent to match, and you have singer Frances Mooney. Soul and heart, and a commitment that has taken her down bluegrass roads over 50 years, make Frances somebody people stand up and pay attention to, and it happens wherever the band plays. Frances isn’t afraid of the emotion that makes a song poignant, lonely, or up beat. For over 45 years she’s led Georgia-based groups to regional popularity, and with Fontanna Sunset, Frances wants to shoot toward the moon. ”
— Louisa Branscomb
Introducing Frances Mooney & Fontanna Sunset
In bluegrass music most all her life, Frances Mooney has performed bluegrass music for more than 48 years at festivals, concerts, and clubs taking her band from Georgia to Shang Hi, China and all over the USA.
Frances is the recipient of IBMA Awards with the Daughters of Bluegrass in 2006 and 2009, and has achieved additional nominations from IBMA, SPBGMA and GMA, in the area's of Vocal Group Of The Year, Bass Player of the Year in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and most recently, this past year in 2019. She and her band are one of the most widely known bluegrass and country music bands in the greater Atlanta, GA. region. Frances is also a proud member of the Atlanta Music Hall of Fame.
Fontanna Sunset has recorded more than eight records to include their latest CD, Heartache Hanging Round. They are currently in the studio working on the next installment to be packed with an exciting assortment of original music from some of roots music's most exciting songwriters, as well as some traditional favorites with their own Fontanna flavor put on them.
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