Mark D. Moore

Mark D. Moore

 
CountryAcoustic

Homegrown - unique, yet with familiar roots. Mark's songs feel like a good story that you can't hear enough of - uplifting, insightful and exciting - gifted vocals and remarkable guitarmanship! Mark's performances draw in enthusiastic fans from all generations and genres!

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Biography

LATEST NEWS:
Mark will be performing at the Smokey Mountain Songwriter's Festival August 15 - 18, 2013

Mark will be beginning his solo tour of Atlantic east coast in May, continuing to play festivals across the USA and beginning his solo tour across the United States in June. A very busy and exciting year!

***Mark closed 2012 as one of the opening acts for Alan Jackson, Randy Travis and Brantley Gilbert - another great year of Mark's performances!!***
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Missouri native, Mark D. Moore, began playing bass in a duo at a very young age in and around his birth state. Eventually, he felt the tug to move from bass and started playing the guitar. Mark then embarked on a fulfilling, eclectic musical career; adding and mastering many different musical instruments along the way. Throughout his years as a musician, Mark has also become a very accomplished, complimented and celebrated singer/songwriter.

Comfortable in an intimate solo venue, Mark also enjoyed the excitement of being a member of the power trio Revolver. During the nine year run that Revolver enjoyed the band had regional success in the western United States. Mark, with Revolver, opened for acts such as: Bo Didley, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Rick Derringer, Dave Madon, Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson. Revolver was a popular mainstay act out West performing in many different venues as well as the American Music Festival held each year in Winter Park, Colorado.

Mark relocated to the upper Midwest after Revolver's run to hone his craft and grow as a singer/songwriter. He is now settled with his family on the central east coast of Florida. His career continues as he appears in local small and large venues and festivals, as well as traveling across the country to perform. From a solo act to performing with his full band, Mark's performances are energetic and captivating. His songs are thoughtful and well written - they have been well received by both critics and fans.

Mark's original music is organic Americana. It ranges from Heartfelt and introspective country and rock to non-traditional blues, folk and bluegrass. His sound is unique, yet appreciated and recognized by all audiences. Mark works directly from a varied palette of songs, whether they be his own original material or of those who have become a part of his life long love of "the song." He brings to every engagement a sense of warmth. From the first chord, you are invited to be part of the experience - there is no stage or distance - just a sense that the songs are being delivered to you just as you like or need them to be. A consummate professional, Mark is a great fit for any occasion. His integrity and commitment to his music is unwavering and refreshing. During his shows he uses acoustic guitars, a banjo, a mandolin, a harmonica, a porch board, and hand percussions. No tracks or loops, just honest, original music. He brings forth a very powerful, rich musical experience for each show! Come join us!

Lyrics

You Can't Go Home

Written By: Mark D. Moore

Leaving Georgia suits me fine
Windshield wipers slapping time
Smokey Mountain rain
And the Tennessee line
Woodsmoke and moonshine
Cross that river deep and wide
To the western side
It's somebody's but it ain't mine
Will never be again

You can't go home
But you might come around
Ain't no innocence lost
On anybody in this town.
If you know where you are going
And you are quite sure where you've been
You might come around
But you can never go home again
You might come around
But you can never go home again.

My brother always calls me son
Reckons I was the prodigal one
We used to have a little bit of fun
Now we're just strangers
My best friend he lives in town
He's a banker now
Things we shared just can't be found
Because everything changes

You can't go home
But you might come around
Ain't no innocence lost
On anybody in this town
If you know where you going
And you're quite sure where you've been
You might come around
But you can never go home again
You might come around
But you can never go home again

All these strangers' faces
In my familiar places
Insincere embraces
I should have known better

You can't go home
But you might come around
Ain't no innocence lost
On anybody in this town
If you know where you're going
And you're quite sure where you've been
You might come around
But you can never go home again
You might come around
But you can never go home again

One Woman Man

Written By: Mark D. Moore

I spend all night backed into a corner
Things ain't always what you see
This life of a gypsy troubadour
Baby it ain't really me
But in the gaze of the spotlights glare
I have a brilliant disguise
You see what you want to girl
But don't believe your eyes

Because shes waiting and dreaming about me
I'm prayin' that she always needs me
She said I was her one and only
Even when she's dreaming
Enjoy the show
You should see what I'm missing

I see you've gotten tangled in the music
It ain't so hard to do
Its just the nature of the whiskey
I'm sure it ain't really you
I wish that you could see
All the world that she means to me

Because she's waiting and dreaming about me
I'm praying that she always needs me
She said I was her one and only
Even when she's dreaming
Enjoy the show
You should see what I'm missing
I'm flattered I truly am
But I'm a one woman man

Shes waiting and dreaming about me
I'm praying that she always needs me
She said I was her one and only
Even when she's dreaming
Enjoy the show
You should see what I'm missing
Enjoy the show
You should see what I'm missing