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James Moore from New Jersey Northern

Artist History

It wasn't until James moved to San Francisco in 2003 that he played solo for the first time. 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, James 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. Currently unsigned, he has since been writing new songs, booking gigs and playing the occasional open-mic. On November 30th, he played his first show in New York City at the 169 Bar. James Moore's music conveys a real sense of sincerity and honesty. Drawing from a variety of folk-rock and alt-country influences, he effectively blends his intensely personal lyrics with a captivating, melodic sensibility. In July of 2008, James released his second EP-Crows. Crows is receiving airplay on AmericanaOK Radio(Scotland), East Bank Radio(Nashville) and Albany Community Radio(Australia). James is currently playing shows in the NYC area to promote his new release.

James Moore Blog
"Crows" by James Moore (Folk Artist from New Jersey(NJ))
POSTED BY: momof5pacs POSTED ON: 18 Jan 2009 09:17 PM

RadioIndy is pleased to present James Moore with a GrIndie Award for the CD "Crows"

“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
Check out James Moore's music on RadioIndy.com with link to purchase and links to popular sites



"Crows" Reviewed by RadioIndy.com!
POSTED BY: momof5pacs POSTED ON: 23 Sep 2008 05:26 PM
“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
Check out James Moore 's music on RadioIndy.com with link to purchase and links to popular sites

Confused With Other Artists Named James Moore
POSTED BY: jamesmoore POSTED ON: 12 Sep 2008 01:31 AM

In order to avoid confusion, I just wanted to let everyone know that there are other artists out there(like myself) named James Moore who are selling their music online.

If you want to find my music online at any of the digital stores, the titles of my two CDs are "Past Miles" and "Crows". Both CDs are also available on iTunes.

 

thanks

 

James



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