The Moss Brothers Band

The Moss Brothers Band

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The Moss Brothers Band rose from seeds planted deep in the fertile soil of the South. Raised on cornbread, collard greens, bluegrass, George Jones and Skynyrd, they display a sonic gumbo of influences alternately known as "Americana" and "Alabama Soul".

Biography

Formed in 1980, THE MOSS BROTHERS BAND played nearly a hundred shows from Morton to Seattle during the early ‘80’s. In 1997 the Washington State Blues Society nominated The Moss Brothers Band “The Best New Blues Band” (Well, they were new to Blues anyway!). Today the band mates are proud members of The Tacoma Twang Trust. These boys have run the gauntlet of Rock, Blues, Bluegrass, Country, and New Orleans Funk and came out on the other side with something truly original. After 26 years the band decided to condense their musical influences and expand its musical horizons by recording and releasing their first CD “ROYAL ORLEANS”.

“ROYAL ORLEANS” The Moss Brothers Band debut release, featuring all original music, finds the band coming into their own with inventive arrangements, professional yet “organic” production and their best songwriting to date. This CD is a musical journey to New Orleans and the Deep South. Cajun Waltz is a side trip into a 19th century bayou; while Cottonmouth Country serves up a steamin’ bowl of swampy Southern Rock. Although just released, this CD is already drawing interest with European radio and distributors.

Born and raised in the backwoods of Alabama, the two Moss boys bring a raw unsophisticated twang to the table as well as vocal harmonies tighter than biscuits n’ gravy that could only come from sharing the same DNA.

JEFF MOSS thrills the listener with his vocal styling and acoustic guitar picking, but it is his greeezy slide licks on the Dobro that makes one hungry for red beans and rice.

TROY MOSS delights and amuses audiences with his rich, soulful voice and his electric slide guitar reminiscent of the late Lowell George. His mandolin melodies are refreshing like a mint julep on a humid day.

The grease and grit of Jeff and Troy are complimented by the musicianship and professionalism of Dave Smith and Kevin Dale (veritable “brothers from different mothers”). These two pros have been playing since Sherman sacked Atlanta; together they provide the drive and steady thump of a southbound train.

KEVIN DALE provides melodic bass lines on electric, acoustic and fretless basses, and his soul/rock origins compliment the bands rootsy tone. And finally, steady thumpin’ drummer DAVE SMITH, whose second line rhythms seem straight from Mardi Gras, is a deacon in the church of the tenacious groove. Between the two of them, they have performed with acts such as Junkyard Jane, The Seattle Blues Review (performing on occasion with Anne Wilson), No Quarter, Michael O’Neil and Steve Stephanowitz.

“Southern Harmony, Love and Family is all that you need”

Discography

ROYAL ORLEANS – Indie Release December 2006

PRESS QUOTES

“…Cajun Waltz is an acoustic guitar master achievement…”

“…the CD shines technically…the production is quite impressive…”

- Daniel Daus, Rocktime (Germany)

“…The mix of dobro and mandolin together with an electric rock line up on the album makes for a sonic trip to New Orleans and the Deep South…”

- Rootstime (Belgium)

“…the CD rocks, not in an overblown loud – but in a very decent and sophisticated manner with a lot of southern flair…”

- Michael Knippschild, SRA MusicShop (Germany)

“…A Magnificent Debut for the Moss Brothers...”

“…Lovely relaxed with a Southern Grove…”

“…a fresh striking semi-acoustic/electric sound with tight vocal harmonies…”

-Barchen Records (Germany)

CURRENTLY FEATURED ON THE FOLLOWING RADIO STATIONS

Golden Flash Webradio (Belgium)

Ussel 102 / Brive 91.4 / Tulle 106.9 / Argentat 89.3 (France)

FM Goud 107.7 (Belgium)

Radio Antenna 2 (Italy)

Set List

Set can be anywhere from 30 - 150 min with mostly original material and some selected cover songs. A 60 min unplugged set is also available.