Sam Moss News: No Depression Interview, STRING BAND name change, etc – http://eepurl.com/lULt5
I am excited to announce that my new EP, Neighbors, will be officially released on May 1st, 2012! While my previous albums are focused on solo guitar works, Neighbors is comprised of songs for voice, accompanied by banjo and guitar. It was mastered by the brilliant guitarist and engineer, Eric Carbonara. Please have a listen on bandcamp, where you can already purchase the album on MP3 or pre-order a copy of the CD. The CD (limited edition 200) comes in pacakging from Stumptown Printers, with artwork that I have designed and silkscreened.
In addition to many, many shows with STRING BAND, I have a few solo dates (more to be added), and will be playing fiddle live with the Rear Defrosters and the Jug-Tonk Stompers. Please see the live page for details. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
That’s all for now! Thanks for reading and listening.
On New Years Day, STRING BAND (Jackson Emmer & I) released our debut album, ALL CAPS! Please have a listen, download, or pre-order a limited edition CD right here!
I am pleased today to announce a new release, Tree And Star: A Christmas Album For Electrified Guitar. The album contains twelve slow, sleepy, spacious renditions of Christmas classics. It is available now for free download or pre-order of a Limited Edition CD-r. Merry Christmas!
In September I moved to Brattleboro, Vermont, a decision that I have been very pleased with. Part of my motivation to move here was so that I could teach in a new program started by my friend Jackson Emmer called Free Is Art. The purpose of the program is to provide free music lessons to those who otherwise would not be able to afford them. We are currently fundraising for our winter session, so if you or someone you know might be interested in donating, don’t hesitate to get in touch!
I have also been working on a new batch of songs (with words) in preparation for a late 2011/early 2012 release. Most of these can be found in various states on youtube. Here is a playlist of them. I would appreciate any feedback as always.
Along with a great old-time fiddler named Zac Johnson, Jackson and I have formed a group that has been playing regularly throughout the Brattleboro area. We are called STRING BAND, and we sound kind of like this.
Be sure to check the live page for upcoming gigs. There are plenty there and more getting added all the time. I have indicated there whether the show is a solo performance or one with STRING BAND.
Starting in July I will begin charging small amounts of money for downloads of my albums. This is being done in the spirit of trying to actually make a living off of music. Until then, download any or all of my material for free! Find it all here: http://sammoss.bandcamp.com/
A few weeks ago I did an interview with Raymond Morin of the fine website Work & Worry. You can read it here. Raymond is also half of the group, Pairdown, whom you should really check out. Additionally, I did a live set/interview on the program Pipeline! on WMBR which you can listen to here… Thanks to Jeff Breeze for inviting me on the show!
A few more things:
Here is a nice short review from DFBM, which ranks Eight Constructions at 10/10 and says some very kind things.
I started a Facebook band page, so if you want to “Like” it, that may be the best way to keep up with my musical endeavors from now on. Check it out!
PopMatters recently reviewed Imaginational Anthem IV, gave it a 8/10, and my tune gets likened to Neil Young… read it here.