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Nathan Moore - Folk Singer



Nathan Moore Folk Singer
Nathan Moore - Folk Singer
(Digipack CD) The Royal Potato Family, 2009-08-18

Nathan Moore is a folk singer. For that, he makes no apologies. Some would run from the connotations that such a label might convey, but on his new EP, entitled Folk Singer, Moore quite matter-of-factly calls it as he sees it. Scheduled for release August 18 on The Royal Potato Family, the eight-song collection was written and recorded by Moore as winter turned to spring at his home in the Shenandoah Valley. Folk Singer features Moore unaccompanied on vocals, acoustic guitar and harmonica.

Nathan Moore Folk Singer
Nathan Moore - Folk Singer
(Digipack CD) The Royal Potato Family, 2009-08-18

Tracklisting :
01. Tombstone 2:28
02. Hard Times 5:09
03. Bending Spoons 3:05
04. Travelin' On 2:50
05. Everybody Dreams 2:56
06. I Can Make You Smile 3:51
07. Invisible Guy 2:38
08. All I Can Do Is Dance 1:40 | Go Download MP3

Links :
nathanmoore.org
myspace.com/nathanmooresongs
facebook.com/pages/Nathan-Moore/40680492781
royalpotatofamily.com
myspace.com/theroyalpotatofamily
facebook.com/TheRoyalPotatoFamily
twitter.com/royalpotato
soundcloud.com/the-royal-potato-family

Video for Travelin' On :


Press Release :
Nathan Moore is a folk singer. For that, he makes no apologies. Some would run from the connotations that such a label might convey, but on his forthcoming EP, entitled Folk Singer, Moore quite matter-of-factly calls it as he sees it.

"When I first began performing alone I would say, 'Hey, you're listening to a folk singer,' sort of marking the contrast in my own light of being without a band, but also teasing the crowd because I know so many of them would never think of themselves as liking folk singers," explains Moore. "But, the truth be told, if a folk singer is a lone soul pining and rejoicing in the magic of life with his own songs to the beat of his own invisible drummer, then I'm a folk singer sure as I'm here."

Scheduled for release August 18 on The Royal Potato Family, the eight-song collection was written and recorded by Moore as winter turned to spring at his home in the Shenandoah Valley. Folk Singer features Moore unaccompanied on vocals, acoustic guitar and harmonica.

"Every song I've ever written started with just me and my guitar. It's the point of origin and, in that sense, the purest form of my songs. My reality is, these days, I'm mostly touring alone and it's great to have an album that represents this side of me," says Moore, who when not performing as a solo artist can be found fronting the fully electric rock band Surprise Me Mr. Davis.

Opening with gentle fingerpicked "Tombstone," Moore's switched-on spirit shines bright as he gracefully sings his own epitaph. The winsome "Travelin' On" proves an instant addition to the canon of classic road songs, extolling the virtues of a life spent in motion. "Everybody Dreams," a minor key lament, was inspired by "a reaction to the tendency to hope something big is gonna swoop down and save us, like the lottery, when would it be simpler to just be satisfied." And just when the existential weight grows too heavy, Moore spins a magically endearing love song like "I Can Make You Smile."

On Folk Singer, Nathan Moore writes songs about everyday people, himself included, trying to find their way through life. His empathy and honesty proving, unmistakably, the value of folk songs in modern times. As he sings on the album's gritty centerpiece, "Hard Times": "Hard times ain't just some old folk song, well no, hard times, they're still going on." And with one simple lyric, he goes straight to the heart of the timeless tradition that runs from Woody Guthrie to Bob Dylan to Sam Beam to Conor Oberst. As long as there's trouble in the world, the world needs folk singers, like Nathan Moore, to sing folks through it.


Reviews :
"Nathan Moore may very well be one of the finest singer-songwriters of our generation. With songs that are so pure and honest, you can follow his pains and his joys note for note and word for word." - Glide Magazine

"As troubadours go, they don't come much truer than Nathan Moore. Nathan has a genuine communion with the lyric and craft of song, and an emotive and experienced voice influenced largely by Dylan, Tom Waits, Bukowski, Leonard Cohen, and years of travel." – Jambase

"Nathan possesses that great songwriter magic: When you have a feeling, he has a song for it. When you have something you can't describe, he can put it into words." - State Of Mind Magazine

"Many have come and tried; but finally we have a storytelling successor to Dylan, Van Zandt and Cash." - Maverick Magazine UK

"Less is more on singer/writer Moore's simple, but not simple at all, eight-track EP Folk Singer. The closer you listen, the better Moore sounds." - Goldmine

"On Folk Singer, magician and troubadour Nathan Moore is up to his old tricks, working his magic into this latest batch of folk songs about life, both his and yours, versus dreams, both broken and deferred. An EP on the heels of a recent full-length, Moore proves as proficient as Ryan Adams, as lyrical as Jeff Tweedy and as charming as a deadbeat carton character that wakes up, rubs his belly and leans into the day." - Relix Magazine

"Beautifully crafted, honest tunes" - The Hidden Track

"Instead of critiquing strike breakers or highlighting civil rights issues, Moore brings balladry into the 21st century with songs calling out insurance giant AIG, for example. It is leathery-voiced contemporary folk at its finest." - Verbicide

"Moore's compositions are always memorable but this EP's assortment could slot in next to any revered folkie classic out there, music full of sweet 'n' sour understanding of the human condition. As Moore continues his evolution as a solo performer one can only hope he keeps heaping it on like Folk Singer, a standout effort, even from an artist who impresses so reliably." - Jambase
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