About this Artist
Equipped with an arsenal of lyrics and onstage antics that can carry an audience from cradle to grave, laughter to tears and cynicism to hope all in the span of a 60 minute set, Nathan Moore’s music touches people.
His evocative indie-folk one-man shows are punctuated with magic tricks and banter. He’s described “…as proficient as Ryan Adams, as lyrical as Jeff Tweedy and as charming as a deadbeat cartoon character that wakes up, rubs his belly and leans into the day." (Relix Magazine) Critics also often compare him with the greats, especially in reviews of his 2009 EP. “Folk Singer finds 21st century troubadour Nathan Moore lacing his nimble fingers into the strong hands of Phil Ochs, Ramblin’ Jack and other deservedly adored folk giants.”(JamBase)
The versatility of Moore’s prolific songwriting and performing skills is sometimes unfathomable. He’s been in a jam band, a string band, a rock band and now tours the festival circuit as a folk singer. He’s recorded nineteen albums and shared the stage with an impressive list of talented artists at hot venues and festivals all over the country. After touring relentlessly in the 1990’s and co-founding a small independent record label in Santa Fe, NM in 2001, Nathan returned to his roots in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia in 2006 to launch a solo endeavor. Moore’s 2007 solo album, In His Own Worlds, spent 21 weeks on the Roots Music Radio Charts. He has pumped out two more critically-acclaimed albums since, with one more in the hopper.
In 2010 Nathan continues to tour Folk Singer nationally and began working on album number 20. His rock band, Surprise Me Mr. Davis, a super-group made up of the members of The Slip, Marco Benevento and Moore, have been traveling both coasts and the south for a series of dates at prestigious festivals and venues. They will be recording their first full-length album in November 2010.