" My guitar is not a thing.

It is an extension of myself.

It is who I am." 

Moss Agate

All Moss Agate material is copyright by Mr. Robert Lyon.  All rights reserved.

All photos/videos containing images of Mr. Dan O'Malley are presented here by Dan's humble and loving wife who just wants to see her hustband's  musical pursuits documented for his children and grandchildren (and his 85 year old mother to view while she is still on the planet with us) and, most importantly, to help Dan's musical dreams come true.  All band promotional efforts by wife of said lead guitarist mentioned herein have been done gratis to date.

Moss Agate plays at the Green Door in the Blues Brawl, May 20, 2012
Photos courtesy of the one and one Mr. David Loomis, photographer extraordinaire.

2nd annual Fundraiser for Rayner Park


Sun, Jun 03 2012 at 12:00 PM -

Moss Agate is an Auddy Award winning Bluesrock band from the Lansing, Mi. area. Albums (CDs), "Perspectives" (2007), and "Madman At The Wheel" (2010) are available on itunes,Napster, Amazon MP3, and most other digital outlets world wide. Physical CDs can be purchased through Amazon On Demand, or from us.


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Moss Agate: "How Clean is Your Water?"




New band members, Dan O'Malley (guitar) and David Winklestern (bass) have brought a whole new sound to the band - and it ROCKS!!! Will be debuting the new band soon, hopefully at a stage near you! New album in the works for, probably, fall. Give us a heads up if you'd like us to play in YOUR town! (Still looking for a keyboard player.)
Moss Agate, led by founder Bob Lyons, opens for Savoy Brown

Bob Lyon with Kim Simmonds of SAVOY BROWN


"One of the earliest of British blues bands, Savoy Brown, with founder guitarist
Kim Simmonds at the helm, helped launch the 1967 UK blues boom movement that
brought blues music back to the USA invigorating the style forever. In the
process, the band became part of the framework that launched the rock and roll
music of the 1970’s. Their influence now stretches into modern rock as we know




Joel's PIcks

Interviewer:  Joel, What are your top 5 favorite drumming songs...and why (for each one)?


Click here for Joel's answer!

The Other Moss Agate

Moss Agate, or mocha stone, is usually a brownish agate, with dendritic delineations of a brownish-black color and caused by an oxide of iron or manganese. ~ The Mines of Colorado by Ovando James Hollister (1867)

Most agates occur as nodules in volcanic rocks or ancient lavas where they represent cavities originally produced by the disengagement of volatiles in the molten mass which were then filled, wholly or partially, by siliceous matter deposited in regular layers upon the walls.