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This week we are featuring Chris Moyse!
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Moyse grew up playing bars in the Rockwell-esque towns of New England but says he feels more at home in Nashville. “It’s that weird thing where I was stuck in limbo there for a bit when I moved down here. I hadn’t been exposed to the South and I had to get used to even just how friendly people are. But the culture, the sounds of the city and the people and the food and the music, really seeped into my bones and grabbed a hold of me. I think a lot of that comes through in my music now.”
Songs like the opening track “Angeline” invoke this idea through a wiser-than-her-years teenager who finds herself taking care of her younger siblings and despondent mother after her father leaves them - but she has bigger dreams of moving to the west coast and becoming an actress. Or the more personal and moving “Highs and Lows”, which recounts a long night spent reflecting on a relationship that dissolved because of religious differences. Starting out with a lightly-plucked acoustic guitar and hushed vocals, the song opens up into a swelling string arrangement anchored by Moyse’s guitar and Kent’s piano.
As far as what’s next for Chris Moyse … “Shows. And more shows. There’s a lot of talk about not spreading yourself too thin and only doing a gig a month and that sort of thing.. I think at a certain point that may be realistic for me, but right now I just want to be writing songs, trying them out on stage, and getting better and getting the band tighter.” You can see him with his band or playing solo in Nashville, or catch him on tour in 2017. Check out his “Bad Parts EP” on Spotify, iTunes, or through his website.