Man About Town
Moot Davis’s third release, Man About Town was a long time in the making. Moot says “I wrote most of the songs while I was living in New Zealand in 2008. I then moved to Austin, TX in 2009 and kept working on those songs. In 2010 I wanted to get back to familiar territory, so I decided to move home to New Jersey, which put it all in perspective.”
Once he returned, Moot put together a lab band of sorts consisting of veteran bar band players to rehearse and bounce ideas off of. From these sessions came the material for this recording.
Moot worked with Kenny Vaughn of Marty Stuart’s band, the Fabulous Superlatives, many of whom played on the album. ”Working with Kenny was great,” says Moot. ”He had a clear vision for the sound I was going for.”
Yet another highlight was the chance to work with Elizabeth Cook, Grand Ole Opry veteran and host of the “Apron Strings” radio show on Sirius-XM’s Outlaw Country channel. She brings a very traditional vocal style to the track “Crazy in Love with You.”
Moot Davis and friends will begin touring in the early 2012 in support of the album, stay tuned!
Already Moved On
American Heritage Dictionary defines “evolution” as “a gradual process in which something changes into a different and usually more complex or better form.” This word aptly pertains to Moot Davis’ second album ALREADY MOVED ON. Moot’s second release shows a clear progression from his debut self-titled effort – and demonstrates that even music that speaks the voice of the common man can evolve to a higher plane.
With his first record, Moot gained tremendous critical acclaim for his talent for writing and performing passionate, soulful honky-tonk music that drew from legends of the genre like Hank Williams and Webb Pierce while bringing the art form into the new Millennium. ALREADY MOVED ON picks up where “Moot Davis” left off, embodying timeless songwriting, a definite “attitude,” and a certain edge that lets the listener know this is no throwback to an earlier time. It’s music that reflects the past while setting the bar for the future.
Moot’s self-titled debut release clearly demonstrates his talent for writing and performing songs with the passion, soul and honesty of such legendary honky-tonk balladeers as Hank Williams, Sr. and Webb Pierce. While true to the idiom, Moot’s music is not a “throwback” – rather it is an evolution of an art form that has been sadly missed. This is honky-tonk for the new millennium.
And Davis shows no signs of slowing down. He has begun work on his follow-up album while maintaining a cross country tour schedule that would give Greyhound a run for their money. Whether your tastes run toward country, blues, honky-tonk or even live jam band mania, Moot Davis offers an alternative to bland music-by-the-numbers. If you can listen to Moot Davis and not move your feet, check your pulse – you may be dead