Born during the rise of the 2020 pandemic, Pet Moose Project is a Richmond, VA based 5 piece ensemble taking their name from the recording studio where they write and rehearse. After playing in various rock and jam bands over the past decades, the members of the project found a new frontier in a meshing of like minds and original music creation. The band pursues a southern rock / alt country sound with a bit of jam band influence in the mix. Some of the main influences on the band's writing are Widespread Panic, Son Volt, Black Crowes, Drivin N Cryin, and John Prine (to name just a few) - with a heavy dose of Grateful Dead as the foundation. The band focuses on live performances and plays locally and regionally as often as possible. The band features Nelson Edmunds on drums, percussion, and vocals; Phil Hatfield on keys; Rob Henley on lead guitar and vocals; John Munson on bass; and Jimmy Shannon on rhythm guitar and lead vocals.