A bearer of the coveted Telluride Troubadour Award (2009), folksinger Nathan Moore has been astounding audiences nationwide with his songs, his honesty and his storytelling magic for nearly two decades. And the well-spring of songs from “…a musician that is in a constant state of becoming, always in the present with wide-eyed curiosity,” (State of Mind) keeps flowing. As Jambase’s Aaron Case wrote, “Nathan Moore…is one of the greatest songwriters we have and the faucet is always on pouring fresh songs out like water.”
The versatility of Moore’s catalogue and performing experiences is sometimes unfathomable. He’s been in a jam band, a string band, a rock band and now is on the rise as a solo singer/songwriter. He’s recorded twenty-one albums and shared the stage with an impressive list of talented artists (My Morning Jacket, Rickie Lee Jones, Greg Brown, Rambling Jack Elliot, Cheryl Crowe…) at 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, and his evocative one-man show that is an innovative combination of music, banter and magic has wowed audiences and garnered critical praise from coast-to-coast ever since. His last two records “Folksinger” and “Dear Puppeteer” are on The Royal Potato Family Label, and comprise some his best work yet. One music writer calls Moore’s performance on Folk Singer “…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)
In 2011 Nathan Moore has made a lot of waves with his Hippy Fiasco Rides Again tour. He and his crew (road manager Chad Galactic and merch girl Liz Bunny) hit the road without any gigs booked, but webcasting themselves 24 hours a day. Those watching the webcast hosted shows all over america inviting Nathan to play in their homes, parks or other meeting places. Hippy Fiasco Rides Again encouraged everyone to bring instruments and play along forming what became known as the Moorechestra. 4 Months, 15,737 Miles, 30 Fiascos, 5 Festivals, 20 New Songs, 14,560 Recorded Ustream Videos, and 149,070 Unique Viewers later and the Fiasco went live 24/7 for 30 more days to make The Record. The songs were put on the website for people to download and submit parts. In three weeks they received over 300 submissions. There are more hopes and plans for 2012 than can even be achieved! Hope we get to see you along the way.