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).
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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!
Posted on June 11, 2014, in concert reviews, music, Uncategorized and tagged Alternate Root, Alternate Root TV, Bill Corvino, boston, concert review, Country music, Extended Play Sessions, Joe Mekler, Mike Massimino, Moot Davis, Moot Davis & The Good Americans, music, twang. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.