James Moore
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James Moore

Morristown, New Jersey, United States | SELF

Morristown, New Jersey, United States | SELF
Band Folk Acoustic


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""Crows" EP Review"

“Crows” is a great four-track EP that nicely fuses folk with alt-country from New Jersey singer/songwriter James Moore. Drawing from a variety of influences, Moore creatively and skillfully blends slide guitar with great folk guitar work, great guitar and drum rhythms, and sincere lyrics. At his vocal best, Moore sounds like Jim James from My Morning Jacket, but he has such a range that he is also reminiscent of David Gray. His lyrics are honest, personal, and often saddening, well-suiting the arrangements and vocal styling. Though “Crows” was recorded by Moore on a digital four-track, it sounds impeccably clean. The title track, “Crows,” has a nice acoustic and drum arrangement, a superb Jim James-esque delivery from Moore, and great lyrics. “One Way To You” is the type of song you might sway to at a concert, holding a lighter high in the air and features a great vocal delivery and heartfelt lyrics against a slow acoustic progression. Overall, “Crows” is well done, its four tracks leaving you anticipating what Moore could do with a full length release. Fans of folk, alt-country, and talented singer/songwriters should check out James Moore.
-Chris & the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team - RadioIndy.com

"Canadian Blog on Crows EP"

"Some pretty powerful stuff, and very much worth a spin if you have the time, so make some time."

http://slowcoustic.com/2009/04/09/things-i-know-and-things-im-listening-to/ - Slowcoustic.com

"Review of "Past Miles" and "Crows" EPs"

"...Moore has managed to pull together some affecting heart-rending tunes."

"...the tunes are memorable. The best moments of lyric brilliance certainly challenge the more traditional singer-songwriters."

Full review:
http://twangville.com/1164/james-moore-%e2%80%93-crows/ - Review by Jeff McMahon on Twangville.com

"About the song "Crows""

"It's one of those songs that just gets under your skin and you can't stop playing it..."
-Tom Fahey-host/AmericanaOK Radio - AmericanaOK Radio

"Review of songs from "Crows" EP"

http://www.getyourmelancholyon.com/2009/02/11/gimmie-moore-gimmie-moore-gimmie-gimmie-moore/ - Get Your Melancholy On-music blog in Ireland


Now available on CD Baby/iTunes and other digital retailers:
2005-"Past Miles"EP
2011-"You Can Return"EP

NOTE TO PROMOTERS/BOOKERS: The LastFm/Google feeds that were just added as a feature are not linking correctly to me, rather other people/musicians named James Moore. Hopefully this problem can be worked out soon with specific search terms that I can set. I am on LastFm, however, under "James Moore Music"

"Crows" has received airplay on AmericanaOK radio(Scotland), East Bank Radio(Nashville), Albany Community Radio(Albany,Australia)

"Barely In Love" from Past Miles(2005) was selected by WFNX Boston 101.7FM for airplay from 11/17/08-12-17/08

Contact/Booking- email:jamesmooremusic@yahoo.com



It wasn't until James moved to San Francisco in 2003 that he played solo for the first time. Born in Queens, NY and raised in New Jersey, he set out for California to try his hand at making music full-time. In the late 90's, while he was in college, James began to seriously write songs, recording them into an old tape recorder. He amassed a huge collection of demo tapes, but never really knew what to do with the songs. He planned on eventually pitching them to other bands and songwriters to record.

When James arrived in San Francisco, he realized he had to perform his songs himself. He dove right into the local music scene. He began going out to various open mics and networking with other musicians. He also recorded one of the songs he had written a few years before at a local recording studio called Last Stop Records. Soon he was being offered "feature" slots at open mics and in 2004 he played his first, paid solo show at the Hotel Utah Saloon in San Francisco. James was also chosen to participate in the videotaping of a songwriter showcase show, taped at the Canvas Cafe in San Francisco, that was pitched to PBS. A few months later, James was invited to come down and play a few songs on local San Francisco radio station KPOO.

James was also in the midst of recording his first self-released record with his friend and fellow musician, Guenther Schepers(aka "Songs from the Living Room.") They recorded in James' small, in-law apartment and used a digital 4-track. James also recorded the song,"Barely In Love", at Last Stop Records, as well as some additional overdubs on the tracks Guenther Schepers had recorded. In 2005, he self-released his first EP-Past Miles.

It was during this time that James struck up a friendship with local San Francisco songwriter Fred Odell. Fred has contributed guitar and backing vocals on two of James' songs, "Drunks and Fools" and "Crows." In addition to various solo gigs, James spent most of 2005-2007 playing opening sets for Fred and his band the Broken Arrows at Bay Area venues such as The Missouri Lounge, The Ivy Room and The Black Cat . In 2006, James recorded the song "Crows" with David Gale, the lead guitar player in the Broken Arrows, at David's MBR Studios in Daly City, CA.

James moved back to New Jersey in early September of 2007. He lives in Morristown.

Influences: Sam Cooke, Neil Young, lots of 60's/70's folk-rock, R.EM., The Jayhawks, Wilco....