Welcome

Find Dawn playing solo and with Granger's Moonshine and First Rodeo.

Granger's Moonshine is Debbie Cushman (also of Footfall and Wayward Creek), Shawn Patrick, and Dawn—all students of Adam Granger’s. Definitions of moonshine from the 1800s describe either "great ideas" or "a bunch of nonsense," depending on the dictionary you ask. Either way, the name stuck. We feature a variety of guitar styles including fingerstyle, flat-picking, and slide for a robust acoustic sound. We play folk, alt country, and old time, throwing in a jig here and there. Find us at local venues around St. Paul and occasionally a little farther afield.

First Rodeo is the name we use when we (Dawn and Shawn) play as a duo.

Dawn has two albums available: Cactus on the Floor and A Braided Stream. A third album, Sweet Briars, is in the final stages. Original tracks from the new album are available on this site in the Music tab.

Granger's Moonshine at the Finnish Bistro.

Granger's Moonshine at the Finnish Bistro.

What if we all stopped and listened to the music for a day? Let's try it. Stop by and play with us or plan to play your own porch.

What if we all stopped and listened to the music for a day? Let's try it. Stop by and play with us or plan to play your own porch.