Scott E. Moore

Scott E. Moore


Scott E. Moore takes listeners on an intimate journey of the soul through a blend of Americana, folk, 70s R&B and jazzy blues. Cinematic and evocative lyrics, a sultry smooth voice and world-class playing, often enjoyed with a cocktail in a dimly lit room.


Scott E. Moore is a respected indie singer-songwriter and guitarist, known for his unique blend of soul, modern folk, jazzy-blues and Americana. He has been featured on public radio and toured throughout the US, earning a reputation as a "musician's musician and a "songwriter's songwriter." He has performed venues large and small, alongside a wide variety of genre-bending artists such as Patty Larkin, Kelly Joe Phelps, Toshi Reagon, Richard Buckner, Melissa Ferrick, Cowboy Mouth, The Smothers Brothers (yes, you read that right), among many others (see 'Writer's Hang' below).

Scott is also founder and host of The Writer's Hang performance series out of Hoboken, NJ. This residency has single-handedly created a high-quality listening room scene and has earned national recognition. Among numerous accolades, Scott and The Writer's Hang were featured in the acclaimed Sundance Channel documentary, "Keeping Time: New Music from America's Roots," along with Gillian Welch, Nickel Creek, Robert Randolph and others.

The Writer's Hang has been running successfully for nearly 10 years (out of Hoboken's Goldhawk Lounge), and has solidified Scott's reputation as a songwriter, guitarist and presenter. The community of artists and colleagues that have played with Scott at "The Hang" is over 175 strong, and includes: Freedy Johnston, Richard Julian, Amos Lee, Dayna Kurtz, Phil Roy, Amy Rigby, Keren Ann, David Mead, Phil Roy, Mike Viola, Antje Duvekot, Jesse Harris, Rebecca Martin, Mike Errico, Malcolm Holcombe, Jonah Smith, Jim Boggia and many, many others.

An understated and true renaissance man, Scott is also a seasoned filmmaker and television producer/director. He won two CableAce Awards (merged with Emmys in '97) for his music documentaries on VH1, and has worked with the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Daniel Lanois, Gloria Estefan, Melissa Etheridge, Take 6, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, and many others. His television work has also appeared on A&E, MTV, ESPN, E!, TNT, Turner Classic Movies, PBS, Japanese television and many other outlets.

His most recent project is blending his music and film worlds. He is composing the score to "A View From Below" - a riveting documentary about a single-minded explorer who has built his own submarine and taken it to staggering depths no non-commercial sub has gone before. The film will hit the festival circuit in 2008.

His latest record, "Home Bittersweet Home" is also due out in early 2008. It was recorded in Nashville, TN with producer-on-the-rise Neilson Hubbard (Garrison Starr, Strays Don't Sleep, Glen Phillips of Toad The Wet Sprocket). With a top notch batch of songs and an intimate soulful croon, the record is a lush and spacious journey, weaving moody pop textures & sultry grooves with classic Americana and R&B instrumentation, drawing comparisons to Joe Henry, Daniel Lanois and Los Lobos.

Scott continues to mix it up from his home base in Northern NJ, outside of NYC, where he lives with his lovely wife and two righteous kids.


Bridge & Tunnel
Songs For The Record
Live & In The Moment
Mr. Misunderstood
Home Bittersweet Home (coming in 2008)
various compilations

Set List

Scott has a repertoire of 5+ hours of music, and can cater sets appropriate to the event and setting. He has several albums worth of stunning originals, and does beautiful interpretations of eclectic songs by classic American songwriters, ranging from jazz standards (Cole Porter, Louis Armstrong) to 70's Rock & R&B (Springsteen to Bill Withers) to moody lounge (Tom Waits) and modern alternative artists (Paul Weller, Joe Henry, Los Lobos) just to give you an idea. *Please note: Scott is not a predominantly a covers artist/performer.