Moses Murin

Moses Murin

BandRockBlues

Country-blues tainted rock n' roll with a groove.

Biography

Moses Murrin (aka Mosey Burns) roamed the streets of Stephenville, Newfoundland, dressed year-round in multiple winter jackets and pushing his worldly belongings in his trademark wheelbarrow. Such a character may have seemed unusual in an isolated town of less than 10,000 people, but even more unusual was the universal respect and care he received from the locals. Mosey was a regular guest at many local dinner tables, and folks genuinely cared for his well-being.

The members of the band bearing (most of) Mosey’s given name were toddlers in his final days, but grew up in a town where the man was revered as a local legend. He is remembered there today as a symbol of the diversity and eccentricity the town is known for, and as a reminder that Stephenville is a town like no other.

Several years after leaving home, Keith Collier, Darren Downey, and Chris Noonan found themselves settling one by one in Ottawa, Ontario – Canada’s capital and itself a diverse and vibrant city. An impromptu meeting to reminisce about old times led to a jam, which led to a good time, which led to some songwriting, which led to a desire to keep jamming.

Having honed their skills in a budding high school metal scene back home, the boys have since mellowed their collective taste a little. The result is the hybrid of rock, blues, country, R&B and raw energy that holds their attention these days. It all comes down to drums, guitars and amps, played loud and softened slightly by solid melodies and pretty harmonies. They’re as comfortable covering Kris Kristofferson, the Beatles or Metallica as they are playing their own tunes - this is the sound of guys who love music making the music they love.