Country Twang Rocked The House

Ten years ago if you had asked me what kind of music I disliked, I would have answered, “country.” Now, I can’t seem to get enough high-quality country music (for me, the genre includes alt-country, country rock, country blues).

Moot Davis & The Good Americans

Moot Davis & The Good Americans

Moot Davis & the Good Americans gave us a fabulous set at The Extended Play Sessions at Alternate Root TV last weekend. 

I was not at all familiar with Moot before this show but I do enjoy country twang so I went to this Session. Not only was I not disappointed, I loved this show!

Moot Davis

Moot Davis

Moot was an actor before turning to music to express himself. Coming from New Jersey, his choice of genre probably kept him wondering at times if he’d made the right decision (if one can truly decide what type of music lives inside) because New Jersey has never been known as a hotbed of country music. I’m glad he chose the twang path, because it suits his marvelous voice and his writing.

Moot

Moot

The Good Americans are Bill Corvino on guitar, Joe Mekler on drums and backing vocals, and Mike Massimino on bass; they are all fantastic musicians who complement Moot’s guitar and crooning perfectly.

Joe Mekler

Joe Mekler

Bill Corvino

Bill Corvino

Mike Massimino

Mike Massimino

I don’t know how long they have been playing together, but they have a level of comfort and trust with one another than comes from good chemistry.

Moot and Mike

Moot and Mike

The band has recently released ‘Goin’ In Hot'; most of the songs were written by Moot while getting over a painful breakup. I sense that many writers, be they songwriters, story writers, novelists, or poets, write to work though pain.  The more I listen to these songs the more I enjoy them.

Moot

Moot

I suggest that people who think they don’t like country music should listen to Moot; he might change your minds. Give ‘Love Hangover‘, recorded at the Sessions, a listen.

After their set, there was a dialogue between the audience and the band. It was fascinating to hear about their songwriting process as well as their stories.

Moot

Moot

Mike

Mike

Joe

Joe

Bill

Bill

One of the things I love about the Sessions is that the audience is interested in the music and shows it by listening attentively and with hearts open. That was not lost on the band who enjoyed playing for us as much as we enjoyed hearing them.

Moot

Moot

Moot, Joe, Bill and Mike, you’ve gained a number of fans in Massachusetts – hopefully we’ll be able to get our friends to come hear you next time you grace us with your presence!

About suze72

I've loved the arts all my life... I go to a lot of concerts, take lots of photos and want to share them. Every once in a while I do something other than a concert, too. The Boston area is full of opportunities to indulge my passion - I'd like to help make it yours too!

Posted on June 11, 2014, in concert reviews, music, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Suze,
    Thanx south for your kind words ! I look forward to seeing you soon!
    Joey Boom!

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