Moonshine On The Vine



  1. Trouble In Your Soul
  2. The Way You Feel
  3. Right Back Home
  4. In This Life
  5. Way To Your Heart
  6. The Storm


This was a truly organic, homemade work of music. That’s why I named it what I did.  I used to try to make wine out of my Pawpaw’s muscadines, and they were so damn sweet that most of the damn bottles would turn into moonshine/hooch.  It still tasted great, but it would sneak up on you in a hurry.  Just like that wine, most every track on this album was created by playing live and raw.  What you hear is what you get.  We wanted to do something true and pure as we could, plus my budget wouldn’t really allow me to do much more.  I feel the soul of music is best captured that way anyway.  We need to hear the human, the room, and the live in our music.  I plan to do this and more when I release my first full album next year.  You can edit the hell out of something ’til it sounds as perfect as possible, but I have always found it loses feeling that way.

I want to give all the love and appreciation that I can to my Mom, DeLaine Hudson and my Dad, Joe Wilbanks.  Without them, this and many of my other life endeavors would have never happened.  Another amazing HUGE thanks to my hardcore awesome fans who helped me in more ways than I can express.  Thanks so much Dave & Donna McClure, Steve & Lisa Welch, Leah Long, Priscilla & Dave Abernathy, Brett Sutton, Jessical Ippilito, James Armstrong & Jamie DeClerk, Karla Rowe & Josin Meagley, for your never-ending support and love for my music.  I’m so humbled, happy and thrilled that my music moves your soul.  I owe my last few years of easier living to my wonderful team Teresa Powell and Jill Pavell.  These ladies work their butts off for me and I am forever grateful for their love and believing in me as an artist.  Also I want to thank Kevin Sellors at The Vault Studios.  You are a fantastic human being and an absolute pleasure to work with.  Thanks so much, man.  Thanks to Zach Wheeler for drumming so awesomely and for bringing me to Kevin’s home and studio.  Thanks to Kevin’s brother Ryan Sellors for laying down such solid bass tracks too.  A HUGE thank you goes to Jonathan Beckner for putting up with me for so long and helping me figure out what the hell I wanted to do with all this damn music I’ve written.  Hopefully, I’ll put out my first full album not too long after this and we can finally do something with all those great recordings we are sitting on!

Lastly, I want to thank the most important person to have entered my life in the last recent years…my sweet, loving, amazing woman – Carly Gibson.  You are my heart & soul, best friend, and the greatest team mate I have ever had.  Thanks for all the love and care you have given me.  The last four years have been phenomenal.  I love you baby, you make everything so much more beautiful.  Thank again everyone and to anyone I missed…you know who you are and I’ll get you on the full album where there’ll be more space to ramble and write.

Love you all!




All songs recorded and Mixed by Kevin Sellors at The Vault Studios *except for Right Back Home, recorded at Real 2 Reel Studios by Jonathan Beckner.

Tracks 1, 2, & 4: Trouble in Your Soul, The Way You Feel, In This Life
Vocals, Guitars: BJ Wilbanks
Drums/Percussion: Zach Wheeler
Bass: Ryan Sellors
Organ/Keys: Kevin Sellors

*Trouble In Your Soul: Cello by Melissa Hyman
*The Way You Feel: Background vocals by Carly Gibson

Track 3: Right Back Home
Vocals, Guitar: BJ Wilbanks
Drums: Darren Stanely
Lead Guitar: Ian Newberry
Dobro: Jared Womack
Bass: Rob Henson
Banjo: Jeff Mosier
Fiddle: Kenny Lambert and Leah Calvert
Background Vocals: Carly Gibson

Tracks 5 & 6: Way to Your Heart and The Storm
All music and vocals by BJ Wilbanks

Album design & layout by Evan Leavitt

All songs written by BJ Wilbanks
© 2015 Back Porch Soul Publishing, ASCAP
© 2013 BJ Wilbanks